The Repentigny Police Service created a group to combat emerging crime phenomena.
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.
Consultative, information sharing.
To deal effectively with a problem.
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.
Pilot project, still by assignment.
Better control and knowledge of new trends.
We have been able to control, in part, the street gang problem by being proactive.
Being efficient in our operations.