A Key Component of the Larger Provincial BPRC Strategy

The Case for a Prince Albert and Region Alcohol Strategy - December 2013

As far back as 2008, then Chief of Police Dale McFee and his colleagues were urgently seeking new solutions to community safety in the City of Prince Albert, SK. The city’s crime and violence levels were well above national and even provincial standards, and police calls for service had doubled over the preceding decade, with a trend line projecting this to double again in a span of less than 8 years.

McFee and his colleagues learned that the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police ISIS program teams had identified some innovative and highly promising collaborative solutions that had been underway in Scotland for the past few years. The decision was made to seek the support of other concerned agencies serving Prince Albert, and soon, a multi-agency delegation was formed to travel to Glasgow to study these promising practices and to see if what was going on there might have anything to do with the challenges faced at home.