Group to Combat Emerging Crime Phenomena (Details)

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City/ Region:


Description of Initiative:

The Repentigny Police Service created a group to combat emerging crime phenomena.

Initiative Key Objectives:

At the outset, the initiative was designed to respond to an increased presence of people associated with street gangs. This increased presence was noted at licensed establishments and in the moves of several families from Montreal and/or Laval. The team’s initial objectives were to support traffic patrol operations, create ties with bar owners to establish a relationship of trust and cooperation, create ties with new residents (youth) to establish a relationship of trust, and develop expertise for addressing this situation. The identified emerging criminal groups are associated with street gangs and the Reds in particular.

Section Responsible for Implementation:


Key Contact:

Éric Racette

Groups/ Agencies/ Key Partners Involved:

  • community groups
  • other government departments/agencies
  • other: youth protection and parole officer

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

Consultative, information sharing.

Amount of Time Initiative has been in Place:

Since 2007.

Reason for Undertaking the Initiative:

To deal effectively with a problem.

Resources Required to Implement this Initiative:

Assignment of seven resources from among available personnel.

The costs associated with this initiative involve assignment (from existing teams, so no job creation) of three investigators and three patrol officers, as well as equipment to support their work (rental of encrypted radios, rental of vehicle, etc.).

This amounts to approximately $68,360 a year for equipment and overtime.

Method of Implementation:

Pilot project, still by assignment.

Key Outcomes of the Initiative:

Better control and knowledge of new trends.

Availability of a Communication Strategy:


Key Messages used to Publicize the Initiative:


Forms of Evaluation by which the Initiative will be Assessed:

  • formative
  • internal

Evaluation Completed or Community Feedback Received:


Summary of the Outcomes:

We have been able to control, in part, the street gang problem by being proactive.

Summary of the Performance Measure Data Collected:


Economics of Policing Pillars:

Further Details:

Being efficient in our operations.

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