Guns & Gangs Unit
OperationsThe Guns & Gangs Unit’s (G&G) primary mandate is the suppression of street gangs, their related illicit activities as well as firearms related events within Winnipeg.
StrategyThis unit utilizes both proactive (preventative) and reactive approaches. Enforcement and deployment will be intelligence lead and generally be based on identifying areas and or individuals through crime analysis, trends and various forms of intelligence gathering. Members use overt (uniform) and covert (plain clothes) techniques as required on a case by case basis. These efforts shall include, but are not limited to:
- Cruiser car patrol
- Gang member court ordered compliance checks
- Criminal Spot-checks
- Community safety and support initiatives
- Intelligence gathering, including Crime Stoppers
- Undercover operations
- Intervention support, referral programs for at-risk individuals and gang exiting strategies
- Application and execution of search warrants
- Gun investigations
The Guns & Gangs Unit will also initiate project based investigations of limited duration as well as longer term task force initiatives targeting “hot spots” identified through crime analysis. Cooperation and assistance throughout the various divisions of the Service as it relates to street gang and firearm-related events is encouraged.
The Guns & Gangs Unit encourages citizens to report street gang and firearm activity in their neighbourhoods, whether it is suspicious behaviour or the actual committing of criminal offences by known or suspected gang members. Citizens are encouraged to report crimes through regular reporting methods, utilizing 911 for emergency situations or the police non-emergency line at (204) 986-6222.
Anonymous crime tips can be shared thorugh Crime Stoppers or the Winnipeg Police Service Crime Tips:
|Crime Tip - Marihuana Grow, Drug Lab|
|Crime Tip - Drug Complaints (Using, Dealing, Selling)|
|Crime Tip - Gang Activity or Problem Location|
|Winnipeg Crime Stoppers|
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