Indigenous Gang Reduction Strategies
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Indigenous gangs are a relatively new and growing concern for police agencies in Canada. This course looks at the unique characteristics of Indigenous gangs and the development of integrated police prevention, intervention and suppression approaches. Students come out with a deeper understanding of Indigenous gangs, allowing them to become more effective in their duties and in their ability to build awareness at work and within the community.
Format and delivery
- Length of course
- 10 days
- Class size
- maximum 24 students
- Delivery setting
- Understanding the underlying causes relating to the growth of Indigenous gangs.
- Ability to recognize risk and protective factors as they relate to Indigenous youth gang involvement.
- Understanding how to identify characteristics of Indigenous gangs in Canada.
- Ability to evaluate integrated police and community approaches to Indigenous gangs.
- Understanding associated legal considerations.
- Ability to inform peers, associated agencies, communities, and at-risk youth about Indigenous gangs and integrated approaches.
- Ability to recognize the significance of community ownership and empowerment in addressing Indigenous gangs.
- Understanding how to participate in the development of integrated approaches towards Indigenous gangs.
Eligibility and mandatory requirements
This course is offered to:
- police officers who work in communities currently experiencing or expecting to experience Indigenous gang-related activity
- police officers working in patrol, community or cultural relations, school resources, prevention, suppression, intelligence or analyst units working on Indigenous gang issues
- civilian analysts employed by police agencies and/or
- federal and provincial corrections personnel
- Acceptance or refusal in the course is at the discretion of the Canadian Police College.
- Success in the course is based on participation and completion of all required assignments, written and practical.
- Various evaluation methods are used, including a group presentation and individual briefing note submission.
- Re-testing or re-evaluation is conducted at the discretion of the course instructor.
The graduates of the college's Indigenous Gang Reduction Strategies course are eligible for credits toward specific graduate programs at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and at Wilfrid Laurier University. For more information, please refer to the Transfer credits section.
For more details or other information about the course, please email PDCIP-CCPCPSPI@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or call 639-625-3525.
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