The Manitoba government has announced a crime reduction incentive program for police agencies.
Justice Minister Heather Stefanson says they’re seeking innovative proposals from police agencies of how they will reduce crime.
“Our government is taking a proactive approach to reducing crime in our communities,” said Stefanson in a news release. “This competition is designed to get new ideas from the experts in crime reduction – our front-line police officers.”
The incentive for successful applicants is $500-thousand dollars which comes from forfeited funds from federally-prosecuted Criminal Code offences.
A group will develop the guidelines, application process and evaluation criteria, and the application period is expected to open later this summer.
“Our government is focused on producing real results for Manitobans, even if that means changing the way government does business,” said Stefanson. “I am confident this ground-breaking program will help reduce crime for Manitoba families.”