One of the four core functions of the Regina Police Service is Crime Prevention and Community Development. The Regina Police Service is committed to working cooperatively with the citizens of Regina to deal with significant crime and social issues facing our community. The addition of a Crime Prevention Strategist to the staff in 2001 has allowed the Regina Police Service to assist in the design of interagency approaches to deeply rooted social problems.
The Crime Prevention Strategist assists in developing effective partnerships within the community and with government institutions to deliver crime prevention initiatives. By communicating and strategizing with common-interest groups it is hoped that there is less initiative duplication in the community. This collaborative work also helps to identify gaps in services and can successfully build long-term crime prevention initiatives.