An emerging area of more strategic interest is our relations with aboriginal communities. Our foundation in this area is strong. We have built solid bridges and have developed over 190 policing agreements with First Nations. We participate in a significant way, and influence northern policy, in the three territories.
The types of crimes driven by the motivation for profit are extensive and certainly not victimless. Illegal economic activity either robs or diverts funds away from hard-working Canadians.
Organized crime affects the daily lives of Canadians. Organized crime can affect your take-home pay, your property tax bill, your electricity bill, your car and home insurance bills, your monthly banking fee, your credit card payment.
Terrorist organizations, whether foreign or domestically-based are increasingly sophisticated, with members linked through technology and loosely linked groups or cells, allowing them to operate in an environment where borders are virtual and detection is difficult.
A key objective of the RCMP’s National Youth Strategy is working with young people to prevent crimes involving them either as victims or offenders.