Investigations and Organized CrimeThe new Investigations and Organized Crime (IOC) Command structure is incorporating the most effective and efficient use of resources, technology and business processes. The IOC Command consists of Investigation and Support Bureau (I&SB), Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB), Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) and is maintaining the Investigation and Enforcement Bureau (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario), the Chief Firearms Office (CFO) and the Project Support Centre (PSC).
The IOC restructuring strategy has been underway since February 2008, and continues to assist with our goal of implementing Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) province-wide. Front-line policing is the backbone of the Ontario Provincial Police, and we are committed to the philosophy of ILP, which will better enable us to fight organized crime and terrorism. Under the ILP model, there is an emphasis on targeting organized crime activity within each geographical region based upon intelligence generated by the offices working in those areas.
The POIB has been tasked with developing information/technology support for ILP across the command (e.g. information management system and hardware requirements to manage and share information) with the long-range goal of OPP-wide implementation.
With a renewed focus and a progressive provincial initiative for ILP, future successes will continue to be positive.
One of the key components of the restructuring in 2008 was the creation of four interim OCEB Centres strategically located across the province (north, east, west, and central). Each centre is led by a commander with an extensive background in Criminal Investigation/Major Case management principles.
The direction within each OCEB Centre is dictated by the results of intelligence gathering analysis, which follows from a variety of sources including frontline members, the provincial threat assessment unit and law enforcement partners in each geographical location.
The goals over the next 2 to 5 years will include the permanent location of four OCEB Centres throughout the province, continuous communication and knowledge transfer, updating of the Standard Operating Procedures and the continued gradual integration of ILP into existing organizational processes and structures, including the organizational Strategic Business Planning Framework of the OPP.
Strategy: Enhance public safety and confidence through crime prevention and investigative excellence.
Results to be Achieved by 2010: The phased in implementation of a refocused approach on Intelligence-Led Policing demonstrates a more effective and efficient deployment of resources and focus on criminal activity.
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