The Calgary Police Service Community Services Unit offers a variety of programming and outreach for all Calgary communities. We believe that crime reduction is achieved by working with community partners to develop strategies which address prevention, intervention, treatment and enforcement.
Diversity Resource Team
The Diversity Resources Team fosters awareness and understanding between the Calgary Police Service and our diverse communities. The team has a specialized knowledge of Calgary’s diverse cultures, and they assist with investigations or incidents where specific knowledge of these diverse populations can help.
Crime Prevention Team
The Crime Prevention Team researches, educates and delivers crime prevention programs, including the HUB, The Joint Graffiti Investigation Team, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, and Cybercrime Education. Crime Prevention also offers educational presentations for the public on a variety of topics.
Vulnerable Persons Team
The Vulnerable Persons Team coordinates with homelessness and addiction-serving agencies to meet the needs of vulnerable people in our city. As well, they work with mental health professionals to assist the mental health issues of those who are in contact with the law. Vulnerable Persons Team inititatives include the Police and Crisis Team (PACT), and the Downtown Outreach Addictions Program (DOAP).
Victim Assistance Support Team
The Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST) promotes and advocates for the rights of victims of crime and trauma. VAST provides non-judgemental emotional support, and practical assistance to victims and witnesses of crime and tragedy.
Volunteer Resource Team
The Volunteer Resource Team manages all of the Calgary Police Service volunteer programs. There are opportunities available with community police stations, district offices, the Victim Assistance Support Team and YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre.