Working Together for a Safe New Brunswick

Public Safety is directing its mission towards Working together to build a safer New Brunswick. We intend to accomplish this by:
Providing leadership in the areas of public order and community safety; Providing fair, accessible, community-focused, coordinated programs and services; Ensuring effective inspection and enforcement procedures; Partnering with New Brunswick communities to prevent crime, to assist victims, and to create opportunities for offenders to change; and, Collaborating with the federal government in the administration and delivery of community, correctional, and law enforcement services in New Brunswick.

Responsible for media relations, liaison with other departments, Communications New Brunswick and the Office of the Premier on communications issues, prepares speeches, news releases and ministerial statements for the Minister and/or senior departmental officials.

Financial and Administration ensures compliance with the requirements of various Acts, Regulations and other established financial guidelines, co-ordinates and administers the fiancial data base of the Department, liaises with central agencies and provides managers with support services in the areas of financial analysis and forecasting.More specifically, these services include accounting, financial analysis, expenditure projections, co-ordination of the budget process, auditing and liaison with the RCMP respecting financial matters.

The Administrative Services Branch provides general support services including the administration of telecommunication requirements, purchases of furniture and equipment, coordinates translation services, provides central filing and oversees acquisition and renovations of office accommodations.

Information Technology provides a broad range of services includes consulting, coordination, system development and support services, installation of computer hardware and software and their application to departmental business processes. The unit provides technical support to approximately 800 networked personal computers and the staff that use these computers at all department offices and institutions located throughout the province. In addition to providing support for the existing technology base within the Department, the unit also performs application development and maintenance on over 40 business applications used in the daily operations of the Department.

Strategic Policy & Planning provides information, policy analysis, and advice in support of strategic planning, organization, legislation development and delivery of programs and services.

Financial and Administration ensures compliance with the requirements of various Acts, Regulations and other established financial guidelines, co-ordinates and administers the fiancial database of the Department, liaises with central agencies and provides managers with support services in the areas of financial analysis and forecasting.

More specifically, these services include accounting, financial analysis, expenditure projections, co-ordination of the budget process, auditing and liaison with the RCMP respecting financial matters.

The Administrative Services Branch provides general support services including the administration of telecommunication requirements, purchases of furniture and equipment, coordinates translation services, provides central filing and oversees acquisition and renovations of office accomodations

Financial Services ensures compliance with the requirements of various Acts, Regulations and other established financial guidelines, co-ordinates and administers the fiancial data base of the Department, liaises with central agencies and provides managers with support services in the areas of financial analysis and forecasting.

More specifically, these services include accounting, financial analysis, expenditure projections, co-ordination of the budget process, auditing and liaison with the RCMP respecting financial matters.

Mandate: Financial and Administration ensures compliance with the requirements of various Acts, Regulations and other established financial guidelines, co-ordinates and administers the fiancial data base of the Department, liaises with central agencies and provides managers with support services in the areas of financial analysis and forecasting.

More specifically, these services include accounting, financial analysis, expenditure projections, co-ordination of the budget process, auditing and liaison with the RCMP respecting financial matters.

Information Management and Technology Branch (IMT)

Mandate: The Information Management and Technology Branch (IMT) provides support and maintenance of existing departmental business applications, development and consulting services in technology solutions delivery, and records and information management. In support of departmental business objectives, we optimize allocation of technology resources in the department to:
• maximize business value,
• increase effectiveness of technology, and
• manage risks related to technology implementations.

The branch supports a department-wide records and information management framework to ensure compliance with government information protocol, including corporate security and records management policies. in order that all information managed by the Department is afforded appropriate safeguards for its confidentiality, integrity, availability, retention and disposition.

Solution Delivery (Section):
This section works closely with departmental program areas and the other sections of the branch, to provide support in the development of new technology solutions and capabilities, through project management, business requirements gathering, systems analysis, technical and solutions architecture, and ensures information systems security compliance.

Service Delivery (Section):
This section provides maintenance and support services for a wide variety of existing line of business applications, enterprise information systems, and databases. This section also provides operational coordination for services delivered through internal shared services agency.

Project Planning and Support (Section):
This section supports project portfolio management processes, by facilitating ongoing collaborative IMT projects prioritization, in partnership with departmental program areas, and other sections of the branch. Additionally, this section facilitates processes for ongoing tracking and co-ordination of work plan, performance metrics, and implementation of project management best practices.

Records and Information Management (Section)
This section is responsible for defining and managing the processes to support the effective management of department’s information assets, such as, filing and retrieval of all data, including paper and electronic files.

Solution Delivery (Section):

This section works closely with departmental program areas and the other sections of the branch, to provide support in the development of new technology solutions and capabilities, through project management, business requirements gathering, systems analysis, technical and solutions architecture, and ensures information systems security compliance.

Service Delivery (Section):

This section provides maintenance and support services for a wide variety of existing line of business applications, enterprise information systems, and databases. This section also provides operational coordination for services delivered through internal shared services agency.

Project Planning and Support (Section):

This section supports project portfolio management processes, by facilitating ongoing collaborative IMT projects prioritization, in partnership with departmental program areas, and other sections of the branch. Additionally, this section facilitates processes for ongoing tracking and co-ordination of work plan, performance metrics, and implementation of project management best practices.

Records and Information Management (Section)

This section is responsible for defining and managing the processes to support the effective management of department’s information assets, such as, filing and retrieval of all data, including paper and electronic files.

Human Resource Services provides a comprehensive framework for organizational development, placement and succession planning. It increases the capacity of the Department to recruit, retain and motivate talented employees and it creates a climate that enables employees to develop and use their capabilities to the fullest extent, in order to further both individual and organizational goals. Creating this climate has involved a focused effort on wellness initiatives that promote and enhance the wellbeing of employees. The Department recognizes the positive between employee wellness and increased productivity, improved morale and reduction absenteeism.

Specific responsibilities include personnel administration, payroll, labour relations, human relations, training and program administration, including the official language policy.

Provides statistical analysis, policy advice and assistance in matters related to the coordination of the Departmental strategic planning process and Federal/Provincial/Territorial relations. In addition, staff provide ministerial support and liaise with central agencies and other departments.

Co-ordinates crime prevention initiatives that involve building partnerships between all levels of government, the volunteer sector, business and the law enforcement community. This section works collaboratively with the federal government on the Community Mobilisation Program that is aimed at helping communities develop sustainable approaches to crime prevention which includes dealing with the root causes of crime.

The mandate of the Security and Emergencies Initiatives Directorate is to complete and deliver several programs associated with the mandate given to the Department of Public Safety to improve New Brunswick¿s prevention, preparedness and response capacity. Extending this mandate will ensure that New Brunswick¿s leadership position in these areas is maintained and strengthened.

The Community and Correctional Services Division provides services and programs to victims of crime and operates community based programs and custody facilities for young offenders, and for adults remanded to custody or serving a sentence of up to two years.

The Department has in the past five years, streamlined the New Brunswick correctional system by utilizing new technologies and advanced correctional programs. This was accomplished through a re-allocation of financial resources within the existing departmental budget, while maintaining the safety and security of the system.

Within the correctional institutions, there are now specialized programming services tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals. In the community, five core rehabilitation programs for low-risk offenders are provided to address substance abuse, partner abuse, offender risk-reduction, sexual abuse and anger management.

Provide management and administration, through head office and five regional managers, for the delivery of custodial and community services to both adult and young offenders, as well as ensuring provision of services to victims of crime

Provide policy, planning, program development and evaluation for correctional and victim programs.

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB EMO) co-ordinates preparedness for emergencies by provincial government departments and municipal governments. At the federal, provincial and municipal levels, planning is the key to emergency preparedness. Alghough, many extraneous factors are at play, a well established and tested emergency plan will help to ensure a prompt and co-ordinated response by responsible agencies in a time of crisis.

NB EMO works at both provincial and municipal levels to ensure that New Brunswick communities are protected by emergency plans. NB EMO district co-ordinators, as well as headquarters staff, are there to help municipalities and local service districts with contingency planning for major emergencies.

NB EMO also co-ordinates provincial response operations during emergencies and administers disaster financial assistance programs.

The Office of the Fire Marshal partners with 221 permanent, volunteer, and industrial fire departments to carry out the provisions of the Fire Prevention Act. These departments are linked through nine regional Fire Fighter Associations, the New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs, and the New Brunswick Association of Fire Prevention Officers. The Office of the Fire Marshal is the primary linkage between the Province and the municipal and provincial fire services and their Associations.
The Office of the Fire Marshal delivers provincial fire prevention and protection programs that are dedicated to the reduction of fire related losses in lives, injury, and property. It meets this responsibility by providing the following services: Developing fire protection policy and programs, providing advice and assistance to municipalities, and local service districts for the delivery of effective fire services; Setting and enforcing standards for fire fighting performance, equipment, facilities and training; Developing and delivering fire prevention information, and education programs in collaboration with the fire services and other provincial and national agencies; Compiling, analyzing and reacting to provincial fire statistics; Implementing and managing fire inspections and plan review systems, to ensure compliance with national building and fire codes and provincial regulations; Conducting fire investigations, providing standards, and training for police and fire service investigators; Establishing and supporting stakeholder advisory boards and committees to provide essential input for developing effective fire protection policies and practices.


Provide institutional services and programs to adult offenders.

Provide institutional services and programs to adult offenders.

Provide institutional services and programs to adult offenders.

Provide institutional services and programs to adult offenders.

Provide institutional and programs to youths sentenced under the Young Offenders Act.

Policing Services has the responsibility to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal/regional police forces. Municipal Policing is the primary linkage between the Province and municipal/regional police forces and professional police associations. It is involved in training initiatives, the development of professional standards, and the provision of advice to the policing community.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide probation and other community based services for adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide probation and other community based services for adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide probation and other community based services for adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide probation and other community based services to adult and young offenders.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Provide a range of support services and programs for victims ensuring that they are fairly treated by the criminal justice system.

Coroner Services provides a system to investigate all sudden and unexpected deaths in the province, holds inquests where necessary and discharges other specific statutory duties.

Coroner Services provides a system to investigate all sudden and unexpected deaths in the province, holds inquests where necessary and discharges other specific statutory duties.

Coroner Services provides a system to investigate all sudden and unexpected deaths in the province, holds inquests where necessary and discharges other specific statutory duties.

Coroner Services provides a system to investigate all sudden and unexpected deaths in the province, holds inquests where necessary and discharges other specific statutory duties.

The Gaming Control Branch will be responsible to provide licensing, enforcement and policy services for gaming.

The Gaming Control Branch will be responsible to provide licensing, enforcement and policy for gaming.

The Motor Vehicle Branch provides licensing and registration services for motor vehicles (motor vehicle sales, ATV's), driver schools and instructors (338), dealers, garage and inspection stations (2628 licensed).

Service New Brunswick has responsibility for service delivery of the motor vehicle programs throughout New Brunswick, whereas the program administration and responsibility rests within the Motor Vehicle Branch.

The Branch is also responsible for the accurate maintenance of all driver records. These include infractions (53,126) and suspensions (13,191) as a result of violations of the Motor Vehicle Act or the Criminal Code of Canada, reinstatements (7,600) and traffic accidents (11,121). The primary objective is to ensure that only safe drivers maintain their driving privileges. This is accomplished by imposing sanctions on drivers who accumulate demerit points to specified levels. The Branch continues to process requests for the searches of various records during the year (total searches 245,589).

The Branch administers legislation, which requires convicted impaired drivers to participate in an alcohol re-education program prior to reinstatement of their driving privileges (1218 First Offenders, 168 Repeat Offenders).

Under the authority of the Motor Vehicle Act, the Branch administers the process of mandatory periodic medical review of drivers who hold licenses Classes 1 through 4 (approx. 480 reviews per fiscal year). The Medical Review Board, consisting of a team of physicians, meets regularly to provide recommendations to ensure adherence to the national medical standards that have been established for bus, truck, ambulance, automobile and taxi drivers. As well, this Board is also consulted with regard to other classes of drivers in situations where medical opinions are required for clarification and safety.

The Branch has a responsibility to enhance public safety on provincial highways, to reduce highway damage caused by overweight vehicles and to provide a unified approach to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement in New Brunswick.

Throughout the year, safety blitz campaigns are conducted throughout the province in locations with local, intra-provincial and extra-provincial truck traffic. During the year 910,878 vehicles were checked or weighed, 1,370 permits issued, 9,242 warnings given and 6,937 charges laid. Driver fitness checks and vehicle inspections are routinely conducted and information provided to drivers with respect to wheel separations and brake adjustments. In addition to CVE mobile units, other law enforcement agencies, including the RCMP and Municipal Police Forces, participate in selected blitzes.

Roadcheck, the International Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) safety inspection blitz, is conducted simultaneously in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, in early June. The Branch organizes and operates this vehicle inspection and highway safety promotion campaign in New Brunswick. Activities include driver and vehicle inspections, safe driver awards and the promotion of safe driving practices. Specially trained officers conduct these inspections around the clock during this 72-hour blitz. Of the 184 vehicles inspected, 29% were placed out-of-service. The principal defect area was braking systems. Other defect areas included lights, steering, wheels, tires, frames and load security.

Operation Air Brake is another safety promotion campaign taking place in Canada and quickly spreading in the United States. The 16-hour inspection blitzes occur three times a year, of which two are unannounced to the trucking industry. The events focus on brake inspections and are used to inform and educate truck drivers on the importance and proper methods of checking and adjusting brakes. Of the 223 vehicles inspected during 2000-2001 over the three blitzes, 32 (14%) were placed out-of-service for brake adjustments and 15 (7%) were place out-of-service for brake components. In addition to inspecting truck brakes, officers distributed key chains, calendars and educational material to drivers.

Enforce various acts and regulations dealing with liquor licensing, tobacco sales to minors, lottery administration, commercial vehicle enforcement, audit driver licencing schools, and conduct coroner investigations.

The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act gives residents a way to take back their neighbourhoods by reporting problem residences and businesses. It helps target and if necessary, shut down buildings and land that are used routinely for illegal activities such as:

- producing, selling or using illegal drugs
- prostitution
- the unlawful sale or production of alcohol
- unlawfu;l activities linked to or promoting organized crime
- child sexual abuse/exploitation
- unlawful gaming activities
- possession of illegal firearms or explosives

Provincial responsibilities include the initial licensing of individuals who own or wish to own firearms, coninuous eligibility reviews, transfer of firearms ownership, authorizations to carry and transport firearms, as well as the inspection and licensing of firearms businesses, gun clubs and shooting ranges.

Technical Inspection Services is responsible for regulating the safe design, fabrication, installation and operation of electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas systems, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides. The branch also carries out plan approval and inspections relating to fire prevention and safety.

The branch ensures that codes and standards are kept up to date and inspectors enforce all Codes, Acts and Regulations associated with each program area.

Power Engineer exams, gas exams, standard and special welder testing are also administered by Technical Inspection Services.

Technical Inspection Services is responsible for regulating the safe design, fabrication, installation and operation of electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas systems, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides. The branch also carries out plan approval and inspections relating to fire prevention and safety.

The branch ensures that codes and standards are kept up to date and inspectors enforce all Codes, Acts and Regulations associated with each program area.

Power Engineer exams, gas exams, standard and special welder testing are also administered by Technical Inspection Services.

Technical Inspection Services is responsible for regulating the safe design, fabrication, installation and operation of electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas systems, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides. The branch also carries out plan approval and inspections relating to fire prevention and safety.

The branch ensures that codes and standards are kept up to date and inspectors enforce all Codes, Acts and Regulations associated with each program area.

Power Engineer exams, gas exams, standard and special welder testing are also administered by Technical Inspection Services.

Technical Inspection Services is responsible for regulating the safe design, fabrication, installation and operation of electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas systems, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides. The branch also carries out plan approval and inspections relating to fire prevention and safety.

The branch ensures that codes and standards are kept up to date and inspectors enforce all Codes, Acts and Regulations associated with each program area.

Power Engineer exams, gas exams, standard and special welder testing are also administered by Technical Inspection Services.

Technical Inspection Services is responsible for regulating the safe design, fabrication, installation and operation of electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas systems, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides. The branch also carries out plan approval and inspections relating to fire prevention and safety.

The branch ensures that codes and standards are kept up to date and inspectors enforce all Codes, Acts and Regulations associated with each program area.

Power Engineer exams, gas exams, standard and special welder testing are also administered by Technical Inspection Services.

Technical Inspection Services is responsible for regulating the safe design, fabrication, installation and operation of electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas systems, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides. The branch also carries out plan approval and inspections relating to fire prevention and safety.

The branch ensures that codes and standards are kept up to date and inspectors enforce all Codes, Acts and Regulations associated with each program area.

Power Engineer exams, gas exams, standard and special welder testing are also administered by Technical Inspection Services.

Technical Inspection Services is responsible for regulating the safe design, fabrication, installation and operation of electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas systems, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides. The branch also carries out plan approval and inspections relating to fire prevention and safety.

The branch ensures that codes and standards are kept up to date and inspectors enforce all Codes, Acts and Regulations associated with each program area.

Power Engineer exams, gas exams, standard and special welder testing are also administered by Technical Inspection Services

Technical Inspection Services is responsible for regulating the safe design, fabrication, installation and operation of electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas systems, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides. The branch also carries out plan approval and inspections relating to fire prevention and safety.

The branch ensures that codes and standards are kept up to date and inspectors enforce all Codes, Acts and Regulations associated with each program area.

Power Engineer exams, gas exams, standard and special welder testing are also administered by Technical Inspection Services

Technical Inspection Services is responsible for regulating the safe design, fabrication, installation and operation of electrical, plumbing, propane, natural and medical gas systems, boilers, pressure vessels, elevating devices and amusement rides. The branch also carries out plan approval and inspections relating to fire prevention and safety.

The branch ensures that codes and standards are kept up to date and inspectors enforce all Codes, Acts and Regulations associated with each program area.

Power Engineer exams, gas exams, standard and special welder testing are also administered by Technical Inspection Services.

Enforce various acts and regulations dealing with liquor licencing, tobacco sales to minors, lottery administration, commercial vehicle enforcement; audit driver licencing schools, and conduct coroner investigations.

Enforce various acts and regulations dealing with liquor licensing, tobacco sales to minors, lottery administration, commercial vehicle enforcement, audit driver licencing schools, and conduct coroner investigations.

Enforce various acts and regulations dealing with liquor licensing, tobacco sales to minors, lottery administration, commercial vehicle enforcement, audit driver licencing schools, and conduct coroner investigations.

The Branch has a responsibility to enhance public safety on provincial highways, to reduce highway damage caused by overweight vehicles and to provide a unified approach to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement in New Brunswick.

Throughout the year, safety blitz campaigns are conducted throughout the province in locations with local, intra-provincial and extra-provincial truck traffic. During the year 910,878 vehicles were checked or weighed, 1,370 permits issued, 9,242 warnings given and 6,937 charges laid. Driver fitness checks and vehicle inspections are routinely conducted and information provided to drivers with respect to wheel separations and brake adjustments. In addition to CVE mobile units, other law enforcement agencies, including the RCMP and Municipal Police Forces, participate in selected blitzes.

Roadcheck, the International Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) safety inspection blitz, is conducted simultaneously in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, in early June. The Branch organizes and operates this vehicle inspection and highway safety promotion campaign in New Brunswick. Activities include driver and vehicle inspections, safe driver awards and the promotion of safe driving practices. Specially trained officers conduct these inspections around the clock during this 72-hour blitz. Of the 184 vehicles inspected, 29% were placed out-of-service. The principal defect area was braking systems. Other defect areas included lights, steering, wheels, tires, frames and load security.

Operation Air Brake is another safety promotion campaign taking place in Canada and quickly spreading in the United States. The 16-hour inspection blitzes occur three times a year, of which two are unannounced to the trucking industry. The events focus on brake inspections and are used to inform and educate truck drivers on the importance and proper methods of checking and adjusting brakes. Of the 223 vehicles inspected during 2000-2001 over the three blitzes, 32 (14%) were placed out-of-service for brake adjustments and 15 (7%) were place out-of-service for brake components. In addition to inspecting truck brakes, officers distributed key chains, calendars and educational material to drivers.

Compliance Branch staff enforce provincial legislation and regulations under the Liquor Control Act, the Tobacco Sales Act, the Film and Video Act, and the Restricted Beverages Act. During the year, approximately 3,700 tobacco related inspection activities were conducted. They also carry out investigations on behalf of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Compliance staff also carry out background checks and investigations in regards to applications for Private Security and Salvage Dealers licences.

The Branch has a responsibility to enhance public safety on provincial highways, to reduce highway damage caused by overweight vehicles and to provide a unified approach to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement in New Brunswick.

Throughout the year, safety blitz campaigns are conducted throughout the province in locations with local, intra-provincial and extra-provincial truck traffic. During the year 910,878 vehicles were checked or weighed, 1,370 permits issued, 9,242 warnings given and 6,937 charges laid. Driver fitness checks and vehicle inspections are routinely conducted and information provided to drivers with respect to wheel separations and brake adjustments. In addition to CVE mobile units, other law enforcement agencies, including the RCMP and Municipal Police Forces, participate in selected blitzes.

Roadcheck, the International Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) safety inspection blitz, is conducted simultaneously in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, in early June. The Branch organizes and operates this vehicle inspection and highway safety promotion campaign in New Brunswick. Activities include driver and vehicle inspections, safe driver awards and the promotion of safe driving practices. Specially trained officers conduct these inspections around the clock during this 72-hour blitz. Of the 184 vehicles inspected, 29% were placed out-of-service. The principal defect area was braking systems. Other defect areas included lights, steering, wheels, tires, frames and load security.

Operation Air Brake is another safety promotion campaign taking place in Canada and quickly spreading in the United States. The 16-hour inspection blitzes occur three times a year, of which two are unannounced to the trucking industry. The events focus on brake inspections and are used to inform and educate truck drivers on the importance and proper methods of checking and adjusting brakes. Of the 223 vehicles inspected during 2000-2001 over the three blitzes, 32 (14%) were placed out-of-service for brake adjustments and 15 (7%) were place out-of-service for brake components. In addition to inspecting truck brakes, officers distributed key chains, calendars and educational material to drivers.

Compliance Branch staff enforce provincial legislation and regulations under the Liquor Control Act, the Tobacco Sales Act, the Film and Video Act, and the Restricted Beverages Act. During the year, approximately 3,700 tobacco related inspection activities were conducted. They also carry out investigations on behalf of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Compliance staff also carry out background checks and investigations in regards to applications for Private Security and Salvage Dealers licences.

The Branch has a responsibility to enhance public safety on provincial highways, to reduce highway damage caused by overweight vehicles and to provide a unified approach to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement in New Brunswick.

Throughout the year, safety blitz campaigns are conducted throughout the province in locations with local, intra-provincial and extra-provincial truck traffic. During the year 910,878 vehicles were checked or weighed, 1,370 permits issued, 9,242 warnings given and 6,937 charges laid. Driver fitness checks and vehicle inspections are routinely conducted and information provided to drivers with respect to wheel separations and brake adjustments. In addition to CVE mobile units, other law enforcement agencies, including the RCMP and Municipal Police Forces, participate in selected blitzes.

Roadcheck, the International Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) safety inspection blitz, is conducted simultaneously in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, in early June. The Branch organizes and operates this vehicle inspection and highway safety promotion campaign in New Brunswick. Activities include driver and vehicle inspections, safe driver awards and the promotion of safe driving practices. Specially trained officers conduct these inspections around the clock during this 72-hour blitz. Of the 184 vehicles inspected, 29% were placed out-of-service. The principal defect area was braking systems. Other defect areas included lights, steering, wheels, tires, frames and load security.

Operation Air Brake is another safety promotion campaign taking place in Canada and quickly spreading in the United States. The 16-hour inspection blitzes occur three times a year, of which two are unannounced to the trucking industry. The events focus on brake inspections and are used to inform and educate truck drivers on the importance and proper methods of checking and adjusting brakes. Of the 223 vehicles inspected during 2000-2001 over the three blitzes, 32 (14%) were placed out-of-service for brake adjustments and 15 (7%) were place out-of-service for brake components. In addition to inspecting truck brakes, officers distributed key chains, calendars and educational material to drivers.

Compliance Branch staff enforce provincial legislation and regulations under the Liquor Control Act, the Tobacco Sales Act, the Film and Video Act, and the Restricted Beverages Act. During the year, approximately 3,700 tobacco related inspection activities were conducted. They also carry out investigations on behalf of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Compliance staff also carry out background checks and investigations in regards to applications for Private Security and Salvage Dealers licences.

The Branch has a responsibility to enhance public safety on provincial highways, to reduce highway damage caused by overweight vehicles and to provide a unified approach to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement in New Brunswick.

Throughout the year, safety blitz campaigns are conducted throughout the province in locations with local, intra-provincial and extra-provincial truck traffic. During the year 910,878 vehicles were checked or weighed, 1,370 permits issued, 9,242 warnings given and 6,937 charges laid. Driver fitness checks and vehicle inspections are routinely conducted and information provided to drivers with respect to wheel separations and brake adjustments. In addition to CVE mobile units, other law enforcement agencies, including the RCMP and Municipal Police Forces, participate in selected blitzes.

Roadcheck, the International Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) safety inspection blitz, is conducted simultaneously in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, in early June. The Branch organizes and operates this vehicle inspection and highway safety promotion campaign in New Brunswick. Activities include driver and vehicle inspections, safe driver awards and the promotion of safe driving practices. Specially trained officers conduct these inspections around the clock during this 72-hour blitz. Of the 184 vehicles inspected, 29% were placed out-of-service. The principal defect area was braking systems. Other defect areas included lights, steering, wheels, tires, frames and load security.

Operation Air Brake is another safety promotion campaign taking place in Canada and quickly spreading in the United States. The 16-hour inspection blitzes occur three times a year, of which two are unannounced to the trucking industry. The events focus on brake inspections and are used to inform and educate truck drivers on the importance and proper methods of checking and adjusting brakes. Of the 223 vehicles inspected during 2000-2001 over the three blitzes, 32 (14%) were placed out-of-service for brake adjustments and 15 (7%) were place out-of-service for brake components. In addition to inspecting truck brakes, officers distributed key chains, calendars and educational material to drivers.

Compliance Branch staff enforce provincial legislation and regulations under the Liquor Control Act, the Tobacco Sales Act, the Film and Video Act, and the Restricted Beverages Act. During the year, approximately 3,700 tobacco related inspection activities were conducted. They also carry out investigations on behalf of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Compliance staff also carry out background checks and investigations in regards to applications for Private Security and Salvage Dealers licences.

The Branch has a responsibility to enhance public safety on provincial highways, to reduce highway damage caused by overweight vehicles and to provide a unified approach to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement in New Brunswick.

Throughout the year, safety blitz campaigns are conducted throughout the province in locations with local, intra-provincial and extra-provincial truck traffic. During the year 910,878 vehicles were checked or weighed, 1,370 permits issued, 9,242 warnings given and 6,937 charges laid. Driver fitness checks and vehicle inspections are routinely conducted and information provided to drivers with respect to wheel separations and brake adjustments. In addition to CVE mobile units, other law enforcement agencies, including the RCMP and Municipal Police Forces, participate in selected blitzes.

Roadcheck, the International Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) safety inspection blitz, is conducted simultaneously in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, in early June. The Branch organizes and operates this vehicle inspection and highway safety promotion campaign in New Brunswick. Activities include driver and vehicle inspections, safe driver awards and the promotion of safe driving practices. Specially trained officers conduct these inspections around the clock during this 72-hour blitz. Of the 184 vehicles inspected, 29% were placed out-of-service. The principal defect area was braking systems. Other defect areas included lights, steering, wheels, tires, frames and load security.

Operation Air Brake is another safety promotion campaign taking place in Canada and quickly spreading in the United States. The 16-hour inspection blitzes occur three times a year, of which two are unannounced to the trucking industry. The events focus on brake inspections and are used to inform and educate truck drivers on the importance and proper methods of checking and adjusting brakes. Of the 223 vehicles inspected during 2000-2001 over the three blitzes, 32 (14%) were placed out-of-service for brake adjustments and 15 (7%) were place out-of-service for brake components. In addition to inspecting truck brakes, officers distributed key chains, calendars and educational material to drivers.

Compliance Branch staff enforce provincial legislation and regulations under the Liquor Control Act, the Tobacco Sales Act, the Film and Video Act, and the Restricted Beverages Act. During the year, approximately 3,700 tobacco related inspection activities were conducted. They also carry out investigations on behalf of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Compliance staff also carry out background checks and investigations in regards to applications for Private Security and Salvage Dealers licences.