The High Risk Offender Program is led by 1 Sergeant (High Risk Offender Coordinator) who intensely monitors serious habitual offenders after they have completed serving a sentence. The aim of the monitoring is to prevent high-risk offenders from committing future offences, to provide a structured environment for reintegration into the community, and ultimately keep members of the community safe.
High risk offenders are identified and flagged by the Crown based on the offender’s criminal history. The RPS High Risk Offender Coordinator assists in investigations into offences committed by those high risk offenders. The High Risk Offender Coordinator also creates applications to implement court-ordered conditions for offenders who are believed to be at high risk to commit a serious personal injury offence or a sexual offence against a child, and would otherwise be released into the community under no supervision. The Coordinator reviews an offender’s criminal history to assess risk of re-offence, compiles appropriate conditions, and presents an application to a Provincial Court Judge to have an offender placed on conditions. Once the conditions are in place, the High Risk Offender Coordinator supervises the offender in conjunction with Probation Services.
The High Risk Offender Coordinator works closely with the RPS Corrections Support Unit and the Serious Violent Offenders Response Unit.