The purpose of this plan is to outline the strategic priorities, goals, and objectives the BC RCMP is committed to over the next three years. The plan will be revisited on a yearly basis to ensure it is responsive to the current pressures and opportunities that affect the BC RCMP and the communities we serve. We continue to work with our partners and stakeholders to identify and address pertinent issues that matter the most to our communities, to ensure we provide culturally responsive service delivery while increasing public trust.
One of the primary responsibilities of the BC RCMP is to enhance the safety and security of British Columbians. As the political, social, technological, and economic landscape in the province of BC continues to evolve and internal organizational pressures intensify, we recognize the need to adapt our operations to meet new challenges and proactively prepare for the future. This includes efforts to:
deliver policing services to increase trust with all British Columbians, and in particular, Indigenous, vulnerable, marginalized, and racialized populations;
improve our approach to public safety issues through partnerships and collaboration with other community-based and social sector organizations;
expand the use of technology to support frontline policing and overall operations, equip our employees, and support the needs of our communities.
Safe and secure communities through collaborative, inclusive, and innovative service delivery
Outcome: Inclusive and effective service delivery that ensures the safety all British Columbians
Reconciliation with Indigenous Communities
Advance reconciliation with Indigenous communities and persons through relationship-building, education, and partnerships while respecting the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Engage in proactive community initiatives to increase Indigenous recruitment, establish communication protocols, and coordinate responses to safety concerns
Enhance and increase cultural awareness, competency, and humility of local Indigenous communities through training and participation in localized cross-cultural activities
Partner with Indigenous womens’ organizations to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls
Vulnerable, Marginalized, and Racialized Populations
Leverage partnerships and collaborate with public, social, and/or non-profit sectors to provide effective service delivery to our communities, especially vulnerable, marginalized, and racialized populations.
Explore options and best practices for increasing support of vulnerable, marginalized, and racialized populations through partnerships and referrals to appropriate programs and services
Continue to advance initiatives to reduce crime and victimization of vulnerable, marginalized, and racialized populations through outreach and collaboration
Enhance and implement initiatives that prioritize public health and harm reduction in collaboration with community partners and organizations
Promote further understanding and use of restorative justice processes as an alternative justice measure.
Support BC RCMP detachments through the provision of comprehensive information to increase their knowledge and awareness of restorative justice
Develop partnerships with local community and Indigenous organizations to increase the number of restorative justice referrals
Crime Prevention and Reduction
Continue to engage in and provide crime prevention and reduction programs, initiatives, and services to effectively address community concerns and crime trends.
Continue to implement and assess the effectiveness of crime prevention and reduction initiatives, such as prolific and chronic offender strategies and crime mapping
Leverage analytical tools and processes to identify existing, new, and emerging crime trends and establish and/or enhance initiatives to provide an effective response
Improve the safety of BC roadways through awareness, prevention, and enforcement initiatives.
Use awareness and enforcement initiatives to reduce fatal collisions related to distracted and impaired driving
Engage in awareness, prevention, and enforcement initiatives that respond to community road safety issues
Serious and Organized Crime
Implement initiatives focused on preventing and reducing serious, violent, and organized crime to improve the safety of our communities.
Continue to advance initiatives targeted towards the disruption of gangs, serious/organized crime, and firearm activity
Prioritize activities that target and disrupt illicit drug importers, suppliers, and traffickers
Leverage the existing Provincial Tactical Enforcement Priority (PTEP) targets program to engage in proactive enforcement initiatives
Engage in activities that prevent, detect, and disrupt illicit financial activity, including money laundering, through collaboration and partnerships
Continue to engage communities to promote awareness and understanding of serious and organized crime
Emergency Management Planning and Response
Advance strategies that promote effective and efficient emergency preparedness.
Leverage partnerships with external partners and organizations that can address a wide-range of current and potential public emergencies
Identify and implement practices that enhance the ability to effectively respond to future public safety emergencies
Accountability and governance
The BC RCMP is committed to building and maintaining trust and confidence among the public, our contract partners, and stakeholders through enhanced transparency and accountability in our business processes. We strive to:
improve our consultation with municipal, provincial, and Indigenous partners;
ensure our processes and services align with the priorities and expectations of our communities;
develop and implement practices that use technology, data, and business intelligence;
leverage existing and new communication tools to facilitate proactive, transparent, and timely external information sharing and reporting;
use our financial resources transparently and accountably;
prioritize activities and services that are sustainable and contribute to transformational change.
Public trust and confidence through accountable and transparent decisions, actions, and financial stewardship
Outcome: Increased public, contract partner, and stakeholder trust and confidence in the BC RCMP
Public Trust through Accountable and Transparent Conduct
Advance initiatives and publicize relevant data and communications that demonstrate accountability and transparency to increase public trust.
Continue to engage in use of force training, policies, and initiatives that prioritize crisis intervention and de-escalation
Revise and implement standards and training that emphasise fair and unbiased conduct
Engage in proactive and timely communication through social media platforms and technology to enhance engagement and promote transparency
Consultation and Collaboration with Stakeholders and Partners
Engage in consistent and meaningful consultation and collaboration with stakeholders and partners to inform service delivery, business processes, and programs.
Implement programs and services that meet the needs of municipal, provincial, and Indigenous partners and stakeholders
Support partner and stakeholder efforts to modernize policing in the province of BC, including forthcoming reforms to the BC Police Act
Financial Stewardship and Sustainability
Explore and implement business processes and practices that ensure fiscal responsibility and sustainability.
Engage in ongoing oversight of functional programs for effective service delivery, budget management, and reduction/elimination of deficits
Continue to monitor and respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operational and administrative programs, processes, and services
Advance initiatives that promote sustainable practices including hybrid/electric vehicles and greening initiatives for real property projects
Technology and Business Transformation
Implement processes and initiatives that are guided by technology and business transformation in alignment with the national Digital Policing Strategy.
Implement initiatives and tools that increase administrative efficiencies and enhance collaboration in the workplace
Pursue initiatives that support frontline and operational policing through modernized internal business processes and technology
Employee excellence and workplace culture
The BC RCMP is only as strong, effective, and healthy as the people it employs. We are committed to improving the inclusiveness of our organization through enhanced awareness and action on issues such as systemic racism, cultural competency and humility, discrimination, and all forms of harassment. In addition, we strive to:
prioritize the physical and mental health, wellness, and resiliency of our employees;
support our employees at all stages of their careers;
provide training, professional development, and equipment to enhance job performance and a positive workplace culture;
evolve our workforce strategies to be responsive to emerging challenges and competing priorities.
Equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace that prioritizes employee wellness and development
Outcome: A healthy, engaged, skilled, and inclusive workplace that supports all employees
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Enhance equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the BC RCMP.
Apply a Gender Based Analysis+ lens to the development of initiatives, planning processes, strategies, and resources
Develop initiatives to increase the representation of diverse employees at all levels of the BC RCMP
Increase cultural awareness, competency, and humility pertaining to racialized and Indigenous persons
Pursue initiatives that address systemic issues such as racism, discrimination, and all forms of harassment
Develop and embed a culture of physical and mental wellbeing that supports our employees and empowers them to adapt as their situations and needs evolve.
Develop and implement initiatives and supports that support the physical and mental health, wellness, and resiliency of employees
Promote formal and informal recognition tools and initiatives to recognize employee contributions
Employee Collaboration and Engagement
Improve employee collaboration, engagement, and internal communication mechanisms to support all employees.
Pursue processes and initiatives that seek to promote continuous improvement of the work environment
Leverage existing and new communication tools to facilitate information sharing at all levels of the organization
Training, Development, and Equipment
Provide training, education, and equipment to enhance skills and support operations and personal development.
Continue to conduct training needs assessments on an organization-wide and individualized basis
Deliver operational training and education through a wide-range of accessible formats and platforms to support effective service delivery
Provide essential skills and professional development training and education through a wide-range of accessible formats and platforms
Support implementation of equipment and tools for the frontline to ensure effective policing and public safety