Risk Reduction Programs
Risk reduction programs encompass programs of a joint partnership with the RCMP, of a generally confidential nature, aimed at reducing the risks associated with illicit activity, wanted persons, and street engagement in residential and commercial areas.
Grande Prairie Crime Prevention along with the RCMP recently implemented the Agent program, modelled after the Edmonton Police Services program which allows RCMP members to act as an agent for the participating organization.
The Alberta Government established a law in June 2014, that allows for police officers to eject any person they believe to be associated with a gang from a licensed premise. The AGENT program allows the police officers to act as a representative for the participating organization to eject patrons that they do not wish to be there or people that are deemed to be causing problems. The RCMP officers can then use the Trespass to Premises Act and the Petty Trespass Act to remove these people as they are acting as a representative of the organization.
What This Means for Participants
As part of the Agent program, business owners give authority to RCMP members to act as "Agents" for the property, which in turn gives RCMP members the authority to act on behalf of the owner. For example, the banning of persons from the property. Every business that signs up for this program receives an AGENT sticker with the RCMP crest that is posted visibly near all main entrances. When members respond to that business/building and see that sticker, they then know the building is on board with the program and the problem individual can be removed.
How do I become involved?
For business owners to become involved in the program complete this form and submit to email@example.com. You will be contacted by a Crime Prevention staff to review the form and provide the AGENT sticker.
To report a suspicious home, call our confidential hotline 780-830-7444 and leave a message providing as much detail as possible, including the address of the home and what you observe happening. Someone will return your call within two business days.
What to look for…
- Increase in traffic (vehicles and people) coming and going
- Unusually strong odours
- Large amounts of garbage
- Residents who do not appear to regularly attend/leave for work but drive expensive vehicles
- Residences with blacked out or boarded up windows
- A decline in appearance of home’s exterior and landscaping
- Extreme security measures around the house
- Unfriendly residents who appear secretive about their activities
For drug activity in progress or a situation that requires an immediate police response, CALL 911
Assist us in the tracking of john activity, the activity of sex trade worker's clients, in your community. Street prostitution and related activities harm children, adults, families, communities and the city.
To report a "john", complete this form and click submit. Please provide as much detail as possible including:
- Location, date & time
- Vehicle information
- A description of the offender
- A description of the "john" activity
This information will be used to understand where and how much sex trade worker activity is occurring in Grande Prairie neighbourhoods.
"John" activity can be described as:
- Anyone who propositions someone or pays for sexual services
- Repeated drives by a location for a sexual purpose
- Slowing down to observe or proposition a person
- Dropping off a known sex trade worker
- Parking and watching sex trade workers
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