Justice Minister Ross Landry is attending an annual conference in Ottawa today, June 28, to discuss national policing issues and solutions to help keep Nova Scotians safe. This is the second time Mr. Landry has attended the two-day Economics of Policing symposium and delivered a key address to delegates. “The safety and security of citizens is a priority of every province, territory, municipality and the federal government,” said Mr. Landry. “This conference is an opportunity to discuss shared issues, such as rising costs, and the changing nature of crime, and hear about what other jurisdictions are doing differently, and perhaps more effectively, to fight crime and keep citizens safe.” The theme of the symposium, organized by the Canadian Police College, is Ensuring a Sustainable Future. It includes representatives and presentations from academics, police chiefs, national police organizations and international experts. Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for public safety and justice decided sustainable policing was a national priority earlier this year. A national summit will held in January. Mr. Landry’s presentation focuses on work happening in Nova Scotia and other jurisdictions and emerging issues such as the complex and changing nature of crime, the value of research and tested practices, and the importance of working together, across levels of government and geographic boundaries, to develop shared solutions. Mr. Landry’s speech can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/just .