With a vision of a safer community and a mission to maximize public safety, the Calgary Police Service is committed to identifying, investigating, disrupting and prosecuting gang related criminal activity, and to combating gang related violence. With this vision and mission in mind, the Service has developed a host of resources to aggressively address all manner of organized criminal activity in Calgary, including gangs.

The implementation of a Real Time Operations Centre, the establishment of a full time Guns and Gangs Unit and the deployment of front line Gang Suppression Teams are just some examples of the strategic use of assets designed to target individuals and groups tied to gangs and organized crime in the city.

By exchanging intelligence, techniques and proven strategies with other North American cities that are addressing gang issues of their own, the Calgary Police Service has developed a comprehensive plan to address gang activity.

The Calgary Police Service’s gang strategy is comprised of a variety of elements, including: