Disrupt and Dismantle Organized Crime
2019-20 ANNUAL REPORT
Integrated policing is one of the most effective ways to battle organized crime because it encourages and fosters collaboration between investigators, intelligence, analysts, and experts. ALERT can then expertly perform dedicated investigations that span multiple jurisdictions and target the highest threat groups and individuals. Historically, organized crime has been synonymous with drug trafficking; however, organized crime is becoming increasingly complex, is multi-faceted, and is always evolving.
Organized crime doesn’t respect provincial borders, but thanks to cooperation between police agencies in British Columbia and Alberta, more effort is being put into tackling criminals who operate interprovincially.
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People with drug addictions often resort to stealing property in order to fuel their habits. But the commander of ALERT’s organized crime team in Medicine Hat says they are more brazen in their thefts than ever before. … [Read More]