Sharing Resources Among Police Services (Details)

Name of province/ territory:


City/ Region:


Description of Initiative:

Purchase of a mobile shooting range that is rented out to five organizations, and the renting out of our cells to the Sûreté du Québec through an agreement.

Initiative Key Objectives:

Cost reductions for everyone.

Section Responsible for Implementation:

Police service management

Key Contact:

Serge Boulerice

Groups/ Agencies/ Key Partners Involved:

  • other police services

Level of Involvement (consultative - information sharing) and/or cooperative - direct involvement):


Amount of Time Initiative has been in Place:

Shooting range since June 2011, and cell rental is being prepared for approval.

Reason for Undertaking the Initiative:

Seeking to reduce costs.

Resources Required to Implement this Initiative:

The purchase of the shooting range cost over $500,000.

The project is financed by a 15-year loan. The range is rented out to a number of police partners at a cost of $225 per day. The partners signed a three-year renewable lease. The police force’s partners are other police services: Roussillon, Richelieu Saint-Laurent, Memphrémagog, Bromont, CN police and Châteauguay. The range is rented 230 days per year at $225 per day for $51,750 of revenue per year. The loan payments are $46,000 per year including part of the maintenance for the range.

The shooting range should be paid for through the rentals alone as long as the renters continue to renew their leases once they expire.

Method of Implementation:

Signature of agreements and leases.

Key Outcomes of the Initiative:

Reduction of overtime costs and travel time for organizations.

Availability of a Communication Strategy:


Key Messages used to Publicize the Initiative:

Cost reduction, organizational efficiency.

Forms of Evaluation by which the Initiative will be Assessed:

  • internal
  • external
  • qualitative
  • quantitative

Evaluation Completed or Community Feedback Received:


Summary of the Outcomes:

Significant savings for partner organizations.

There has not been an evaluation report yet because the project has only been in place since 2011. When the leases are renewed, a situation report will be completed to evaluate the project’s cost-effectiveness. What we do know right now is that the project is highly valued by all the police organizations because it allows for significant savings in overtime and lets them have the equipment in the yard of their police station. This provides greater flexibility with respect to schedules and availability of equipment.

Summary of the Performance Measure Data Collected:


Economics of Policing Pillars:

Further Details:

Equipment and cost sharing.

Additional Comments or Suggestions:


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