INTRODUCTION: Codiac Regional RCMP and the Codiac Regional Policing Authority
Under the Codiac Regional Police Service Agreement, the Codiac Regional RCMP must render services as necessary to preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent crime and offenses against the laws of Canada and the laws in force in the Province, apprehend criminals, offenders and others who may lawfully be taken into custody and execute all warrants and perform all duties and services to be performed by peace officers. To fulfill these obligations, the Codiac Regional RCMP must create and implement strategies, policies and business models that meet the specific needs and priorities of their local communities.
The Codiac Regional RCMP and the Codiac Regional Policing Authority (CRPA) are focused on delivering the best possible services at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers. As alignment and accountability are keys to achieving cost‐effectiveness and delivering quality services, an accountability framework has been developed to help guide and improve responsiveness, accountability and transparency at the CRPA and Codiac Regional RCMP. (Refer to Strategic Framework on page 4)
The Codiac Regional RCMP, in consultation with the CRPA, will provide quarterly and annual reports so as to inform the CRPA and different stakeholder groups including the public on the progress being achieved on a variety of Key Performance Indicators (KPI). The report also includes measures and targets related to the Annual Performance Plan that are firmly grounded in the spirit of the RCMP’s Mission and Mandate.
This report complements the planning and budgeting process and the intent is that the CRPA, RCMP managers, and staff will use it to track policing priorities. This will provide Codiac Regional RCMP senior management an overview of how the different units within Codiac Regional RCMP are working towards the objectives set for each policing priority, while still delivering a quality policing service.
This report is an opportunity for the Codiac Regional RCMP and the CRPA to inform citizens about the challenges and opportunities facing the community in the area of public safety, and how the police service will address those challenges and opportunities.
The report has two main components:
- Annual Performance Plan (APP): the Codiac Regional RCMP document setting out the police service’s annual policing priorities. This document sets out specific objectives with a measurement goal. The APP follows a fiscal year (April 1 to March 31)
- Volume Measurements: track specific policing services and crime occurrences to illustrate trends during the year. Volume measures and Annual Benchmark Indicators follow a calendar year (January 1 to December 31)
Some of the measures will use population sizes of 1,000 or 100,000 to facilitate the comparison of the Codiac region with other cities.
The statistical information in the report is specific to the services delivered by Codiac Regional RCMP and the reader should consider that statistical results from other municipalities can be influenced to varying degrees by a number of factors (see table below) and as a result may affect the accuracy of direct comparisons to Codiac Regional RCMP statistics.