Program to Support Innovation and the Development of Exemplary Police Practices

The deadline for submitting applications is July 25, 2022.

The Program to Support Innovation and the Development of Exemplary Police Practices reflects the desire of the Ministère de la Sécurité publique (MSP) to reform the police model.

Objective

The Program to Support Innovation and the Development of Exemplary Police Practices comprises three sections:

  • Section 1: Innovative Social and Community Approaches;
  • Section 2: Innovative Crime Intervention Strategies;
  • Section 3: Skills Development.

More specifically, the program seeks to:

  • support the development and experimentation of innovative policing intervention models by funding projects in police forces;
  • encourage in police forces the design of innovative intervention models based on theoretical models and convincing data;
  • encourage the implementation in police forces of experimental projects;
  • promote the evaluation of projects to ascertain their practical impact, demonstrate their efficacy, and facilitate the replication of the best initiatives;
  • support the integration of knowledge into police practice.

Ultimately, the program’s anticipated outcomes are to:

  • offer an improved response to social problems in the territory of the municipal organization;
  • enhance the efficacy of police interventions;
  • enhance prevention, detection, and the fight against crime;
  • contribute to the transmission of knowledge to police forces.

Eligibility

Municipal police forces, Indigenous police forces, municipal and Indigenous organizations including municipalities, agglomerations, and regional county municipalities are eligible for the program. Moreover, to intervene in First Nations and Inuit communities, Northern villages, band councils and municipal administrations including municipalities, agglomerations, boroughs, and regional county municipalities are eligible.

Only projects whose main objective is to develop innovative or exemplary police practices are eligible. Such projects must also coherently fall within the scope of one or more sections of the program.

The project must also:

  • be repeatable by other Québec police forces;
  • avoid replacing or duplicating existing initiatives in the community but can enhance the existing service offer.

Financial assistance

Support from the MSP in the form of renewable annual grants for the duration of the program could reach $700 000 for the period 2022-2024. The MSP’s maximum annual contribution under the three sections is $350 000. An organization is thus eligible for maximum annual financial support of $350 000. Should an organization wish to submit more than one project, only the project(s) selected, if applicable, may benefit from up to a maximum of $350 000 in financial assistance. The MSP’s maximum annual contribution is set at 50% of the project’s annual eligible expenses in the case of projects to fund police officers. In the case of Indigenous projects or projects devoted solely to the acquisition of equipment and material, the MSP’s maximum annual contribution can reach 90% of the project’s annual eligible expenses.

The following are eligible expenses:

  • the remuneration (including wages and fringe benefits) of the staff assigned directly to the project;
  • the bonuses and allowances stipulated in the collective agreements;
  • overtime;
  • training expenses;
  • the operating costs necessary to complete the project;
  • travel expenses linked to project-related activities, ancillary expenses, per diem allowances and meal expenses that do not exceed the scales stipulated in the Recueil des politiques de gestion du gouvernement du Québec;
  • the cost of acquiring and operating equipment that is essential for the execution of the project;
  • vehicle rental and operation expenses (maintenance expenses, gasoline).

Such expenses must all be directly associated with project-related activities.

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Last update: June 22, 2022

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