The ACTION Team is made possible through funding obtained from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services under the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS). PAVIS aims to reduce illegal gang, drug and weapons activities in communities by focusing on intervention, prevention, enforcement and community mobilization.
The ACTION Teams consist of teams of officers who are deployed on foot and bicycle patrol. The officers are deployed based on an ongoing analysis of locations, crime trends, and offenders which will ensure that the ACTION Teams are in the right areas at the right times.
Hot spot analysis was used to assist in deployment strategies. Hotspot analysis is a statistical technique used to identify incidents that are concentrated within geographical areas over time. Identifying crime hotspots and analyzing both neighbourhood and crime characteristics within these areas are critical pieces of information for fighting crimes. Click here for a copy of the report.
The ACTION Teams are focused on:
- Reducing Violence and Disorder in our neighbourhoods.
- Increasing Safety in the Community.
- Improve the Quality of Life for all.
A follow-up analysis was conducted that outlines the changes in the trends and patterns of high violent crime concentration in the City of Hamilton after the deployment of the ACTION Teams. Click here for a copy of the report.
Read more about ACTION....
Taking ACTION: Social Navigator - a Wrap Around Social Service Solution. Click here for details.
Please click here for the ACTION strategy 2012 year-end report.
For a copy of, An Overview of Violence-Prone Areas in Hamilton, Three Years Later, please click here: ACTION 3-YRS LATER.pdf