Federal Re-engineering (Synopsis)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Description: The Federal Re-engineering initiative was launched in 2011 as the result of a “current state” assessment of the federal policing program. Federal Re-engineering aims to redesign the federal policing service delivery model to make it more flexible and adaptive in its response to operational priorities. Specifically, Federal Re-engineering involves streamlining the federal policing program; enhancing information sharing; breaking down traditional silos; removing geographical boundaries; aligning resources to match key operational priorities; and communicating program successes and accomplishments.
Objective: The overarching goal of Federal Re-engineering is to build an agile, integrated and innovative federal policing program capable of efficiently and effectively addressing operational priorities. The initiative has four key objectives:
  • integration by reducing and breaking down silos;
  • allocation of effort to reflect operational priorities (as informed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and supported by government);
  • defined and defensible capacity and operational flexibility to address common priorities; and
  • effective reporting and communications that highlight program success and accomplishments.
Outcomes: This initiative is ongoing. There has been a 20% cost reduction in headquarters operations for federal policing. Silos have been eliminated, with greater information sharing, a more unified policing program, an integrated approach to prioritizing threats and allocating resources, and resulting operational successes.
Resources: This initiative did not involve any significant set-up costs. A small group of employees were redeployed to carry out core change and project management functions.
Province: Ontario
Record Entry Date: 2015-03-01
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