Lloydminster RCMP new strategy showing progress
RCMP crest on the wall of the Lloydminster RCMP detachment. (106.1 The Goat/Brendan Collinge)
Lloydminster RCMP is seeing success with a new crime reduction strategy. Project Border Compliance uses strategies based on research and intelligence-led information to target repeat offenders, prolific addresses and crime hot spots.
The strategy addresses property crime at the root level and involves more police visibility within the community. The goal is to focus police resources in areas to have the most impact and target offenders who cause a disproportionate amount of crime.
“This is a proactive approach focusing on habitual offenders, addresses, and crime hot spots, with attention on reducing property crimes,” says project lead Cpl. Lee Knelsen. “In the project’s short existence, we have seen a noticeable reduction of property crime.”
Inspector Lee Brachmann says there is no end date for the program and will continue to monitor property crimes within the city and make adjustments when needed.
In the RCMP’s last quarterly report, they had 2,769 cases of property crime in 2019. The department aims to reduce the number of property crime cases in the city by 10 per cent this year.