||Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) ‘K’ Division launched the Alberta Crime Reduction Strategy in late 2013 to reduce crime and its effects on communities through problem solving, enforcement, intervention and prevention. For the problem-solving component, the RCMP uses CAPRA (Clients, Acquire/Analyse Information, Partnerships, Response, Assessment of Action taken), a community policing problem-solving model.
The strategy uses a consultative, research-based, intelligence-led approach. It relies on three crime reduction tenets: a focus on habitual/prolific offenders; the identification of crime hot spots to better target interventions; and steps to address the root causes of crime through strategic partnerships and proactive initiatives.
‘K’ Division drafted a Division Crime Reduction and Habitual Offender Management policy and created the Habitual Offender Management program, as well as an internal crime reduction website, to facilitate the implementation of the strategy. The division is involving community and partner agencies, including Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, to create successful and sustainable initiatives that will help reduce crime.