The Committee is to address the needs of the Canadian law enforcement community in combating organized crime. Governed by the imperative of public safety security and quality of life impacting all citizens of Canada and their communities, the CACP Organized Crime Committee (OCC) promotes innovative law enforcement strategies and contributes to public policy and legislative change as a meaningful partner to the safety and security of Canadians and international partners.
- To explore, evaluate and promote innovative law enforcement initiatives against organized crime through leadership in both national and international levels, through:
- best practice/training,
- legislative/police reform,
- International partnerships/trends,
- ensuring public awareness, and
- addressing gaps and barriers.
- Enhance public communications, awareness and education through advocacy with regard to policy and legislation.
- Promote policy development and action against organized crime.
- Forge partnerships and model action plans to guide a unified law enforcement response to the threat of organized crime in Canada.
- Reduce the threat and impact of organized crime.
Significant Accomplishments 2015/2016:
- A joint communique from CISC and CIROC on the Third Party Rule was drafted to clarify the key features of the common understanding of the Rule. An internal broadcast on the interpretation and application of the Rule was forwarded to all CACP members.
- A National Undercover Working Group was created to provide a forum for the exchange of information on trending topics and develop a best practices template for the selection of files. The National Covert Online Investigations Working Group was approved as a sub-committee of the Organized Crime Committee.
- In partnership with CISC, established a central repository that will permit joint analysis of the scope of human trafficking in Canada.
- Supported and endorsed improvements to the quality of the organized crime flag reported through the UCR survey.
Initiatives Planned 2016/2017:
- Examine the viability of putting forward a resolution on the Major Crime Technique.
- Continue working with the Canadian Integrated Response for Organized Crime Committee to address issues of strategic importance.
- Conduct research into how best to combat organized crime and determine the best focus for operations.