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Manitoba Justice and RCMP “D” Division Shared Vision Statement

Shared Vision Statement signing

Photo courtesy of Tracey Goncalves, Manitoba Government photographer

Manitoba Justice Vision Statement
Our Vision is a safe, just and peaceful society supported by a justice system that is fair, effective, trusted and understood.

RCMP Mission Statement
The RCMP is Canada's national police service. Proud of our traditions and confident in our ability to meet future challenges, we commit to preserve the peace, uphold the law and provide quality service in partnership with our communities.

Shared Vision Statement

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General for the Province of Manitoba and “D” Division’s Commanding Officer of the RCMP have partnered to prepare a statement outlining their vision for the direction of policing priorities. This partnership incorporates the national and divisional priorities of the RCMP with the priorities of the Province of Manitoba. This document provides the vision of achieving the goal of high quality policing that contributes to and enhances the public safety and security of Manitobans and Canadians.

The 2013/14 Shared Vision Statement sets out the focus and action plan for the RCMP based on the priorities of the Province of Manitoba. While the Minister of Justice determines the policing priorities as provided under the Provincial Police Service Agreement, it is this integrated approach that has made it possible to incorporate the policing priorities of the “D” Division Commanding Officer.

The Balanced Score Card is a planning tool used by the RCMP to manage and measure performance against the shared policing priorities. These policing priorities are utilized in creating the various objectives and initiatives that make up the Balanced Score Card. Through quarterly reporting and evaluation of these initiatives and objectives the RCMP is able to track and measure progress in achieving the ultimate goal of a safe and secure Canada.

Policing Priorities — Efficient and Effective Policing

Increased levels of accountability and consultation between the Province, the federal government and the RCMP are integral components of the new 2012 Provincial Police Service Agreement. Ongoing management of the new agreement will be important to achieving an efficient and effective police service in Manitoba. The implementation of the new agreement and new relationship between the Province, the federal government and the RCMP is a priority.

The RCMP is committed to effective and efficient policing and sound management practices through:

  • Capitalizing on available opportunities to enhance service delivery to communities through innovation;
  • Streamlining front line policing and ensuring that resources are allocated to the greatest need;
  • Ensuring sound and rigorous stewardship, modern management principles and practices and accountability at all levels;
  • Ensuring improved communication between the Province and “D” Division, respecting the new vision outlined in the agreement of increased governance, cost containment, and accountability;
  • Ensuring that sound financial decisions are being made that consider cost containment and expenditure management.

The RCMP places a significant priority on continuous improvement within the organization to maintain an effective police service and organization through:

  • Developing and supporting identified potential leaders in the organization by providing learning and developmental opportunities, ensuring sound leadership for the future;
  • Seeking innovative approaches to attracting new employees and providing support, training, and developmental opportunities to all employees;
  • Embracing respect, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and literacy amongst all employees in the workplace;

Policing Priorities — Safer Communities

Community Policing

Manitoba Justice and the RCMP regard partnerships with communities as fundamental to building Safer Communities.

The RCMP will promote the priority of Community Policing by:

  • Consulting with each community we serve to identify crime concerns and policing priorities. Work with the communities to develop strategic initiatives in support of these priorities, then track and measure the progress of these initiatives through the use of the Annual Performance Plan;
  • Engaging communities we police in a consultation process to better address crime and victimization. Work with community members on sustainable long-term responses to crime prevention;
  • Increasing the level of client satisfaction with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, Manitoba Justice and all other external policing partners and agencies including the general public through open and honest communication.

Targeting Organized Crime

Organized crime continues to have social and economic consequences which affect communities and families throughout Manitoba. Manitoba Justice and the RCMP are committed to working together to fight organized crime.

The RCMP will take an intelligence led approach to:

  • Identifying all organized crime groups in Manitoba and assessing the impact these groups are having in our communities, then develop strategic initiatives and operational plans to reduce and disrupt the threat and impact of these groups;
  • Ensuring that we take an integrated approach to the threat of organized crime and organized crime groups;
  • Enhancing our capability and capacity through integration to effectively conduct organized crime investigations that focus on achieving operational priorities.

Community Youth Issues

The RCMP and Manitoba Justice recognize the importance of supporting Manitoba’s youth to ensure that they grow toward being productive members of society

The RCMP will support the priority of Youth by:

  • Working with the communities we serve to identify youth related issues and priorities. Work with the communities to develop strategic initiatives in support of these priorities, then track and measure the progress of these initiatives through the use of the Annual Performance Plan;
  • Continuing to support the Integrated Child Exploitation Unit in their effort to combat Internet Child pornography;
  • Promoting and supporting to combat the online exploitation of children;
  • Supporting Child Find Manitoba and other agencies in their efforts to assist in the location of missing and exploited children;
  • Continuing to train employees in an effort to expand and deliver youth related programs including Drug Awareness Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) and Restorative Justice; which provide opportunities for youth to contribute positively to their communities;
  • Promoting anti-gang education programs through dedicated resources, integration and partnerships;
  • Continuing to educate parents and children about the dangers of drugs.

Support for Domestic Violence Initiatives and Victim Services

Manitoba Justice and “D” Division RCMP continue to strive to enhance rights and services for victims of crime.

The RCMP will respond to the priority of Domestic Violence and Victim Services by:

  • Continuing to work with Manitoba Justice and other non-governmental organizations to increase awareness of the impact of domestic violence in Manitoba communities;
  • Supporting Victim Services workers throughout the province in their efforts to provide information, support and referral services to victims of crime;
  • Providing training and education to detachment personnel to give them the additional skills required to meet the current and emerging challenges of providing victim services.

Safe Streets and Traffic Services

Safe Streets and Traffic Services is a recognized and shared concern of the RCMP and Manitoba Justice.

The RCMP will target the priority of Traffic Services by:

  • Partnering with outside agencies, such as Manitoba Public Insurance and the Department of Transportation, to educate the motoring public through the involvement and administration of programs like Road Watch and the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP);
  • Participating in the national objectives of Road Safety Vision 2015, an effort at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world, through reducing the number of fatal and serious injuries on Manitoba highways.

Safe Communities and Citizens and National Security

The RCMP will enhance the priority of Safe Communities and National Security by:

  • Encouraging and enhancing the sharing of criminal intelligence across agencies and encouraging integrated enforcement activities to identify, disrupt and prevent terrorist acts;
  • Developing partnerships and integrating with more Canadian and international law enforcement, intelligence and government agencies to improve the protective capacity of Canada;
  • Enhancing community partnerships that facilitate positive and productive relationships with all communities.

Policing Priorities — Aboriginal Policing

Providing effective police services to Manitoba’s First Nations communities is a shared objective of Manitoba Justice and the RCMP.
The RCMP will support and encourage the priority of Aboriginal Policing by:

  • Improving public safety in Aboriginal communities by maintaining and developing community based partnerships and operating an accountable, professional and respectful police service;
  • Ensuring that detachments meet with Aboriginal communities to identify their most important local policing priorities. Work with the communities to develop strategic initiatives in support of these priorities, then track and measure the progress of these initiatives through the use of the Annual Performance Plan;
  • Supporting the Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program. This program provides developmental opportunities for First Nations peoples, which may encourage and provide an opportunity for them to pursue careers in justice;
  • Increasing the cultural sensitivity/literacy of employees to build a greater understanding of the history and culture of First Nations peoples;
  • Continuing to support strategic initiatives focused on First Nations peoples in Manitoba through the participation and administration of programs such as: The Commanding Officers Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Aboriginal and Summer Youth Employment, Suicide Prevention Training and Community Constable Training;
  • Continuing to support the Project Devote in its effort to investigate cases of missing and murdered women.

Andrew Swan
Minister of Justice
Attorney General
October 24, 2013

Kevin Brosseau,
Assistant Commissioner
Commanding Officer
RCMP “D” Division
October 24, 2013