The Crime Reduction Team (CRT) is an intelligence-based investigative unit. With a goal of increasing community safety and reducing violence, the main focus of the CRT is to investigate and conduct enforcement on:
- Gang activity/violence
- Illegal firearms associated to gangs/organized crime
- Drugs (with a significant focus on methamphetamine and opioids)
- Property Crime
CRT is an integrated unit made up of members of both the Regina Police Service and the RCMP. The unit has 6 Regina Police Service members (one Sergeant and 5 Constables) and 4 RCMP members (1 Sergeant, 1 Corporal, 2 Constables) and one RCMP Analyst.
The Crime Reduction Team receives funding for resources and operations from the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing. Members of CRT come from Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) – a previous, similar unit which was also provincially funded.
The Crime Reduction Team is mandated to focus 80% of their investigation/enforcement within the City of Regina and 20% in other jurisdictions in Southern Saskatchewan. CRT works closely in conjunction with the Regina Police Service Street Gang Unit, Drug Unit and Street Crimes Unit.