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Public Safety

For emergencies, call 911 or the Peterborough Police Department at 705-876-1122.

For questions about our program or to make a report, please call the DBIA office at 705-748-4774 during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

Over the course of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had devastating impacts on cities around the world and their local businesses. For the safety of the community, public space changes were made to downtown Peterborough, as in many other cities around the world, giving pedestrians more space to maintain physical distance and businesses more space to accommodate customers.

From June to October 2020, the City of Peterborough implemented a pilot project designed to increase the amount of space available for pedestrians and businesses, creating safe, inviting streets for people to shop and dine. Download the evaluation here.

See more of our safety programs below:

DOWNTOWN STUDY OF COVID-19 PUBLIC SPACE INTERVENTIONS

SECURITY CAMERA PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS

COVID GUIDELINES & RESOURCES FOR DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES

NALOXONE TRAINING FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

10-YEAR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PLAN REVIEW

The City of Peterborough, as part of Built for Zero, is committed to ending chronic homelessness in the City and County of Peterborough by the end of 2025.

The DBIA has played a major role in the significant changes related to coordinated housing and services for the homeless. The DBIA continues to work with city entities and non-profit organizations to achieve transformational results.

The DBIA partners with One City Peterborough to provide an outreach worker to seek out and engage with the homeless population within our Downtown. These specialists connect individuals experiencing homelessness to services and long-term supportive housing.

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