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Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police
The objective of the Association is to encourage and develop the co-operation of its members as a management association for the purpose of leading the development of policing in Manitoba and representing police leadership to the people, Minister of Justice and the Government of Manitoba.
Methamphetamines and the Community
The Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police endeavors to educate the public in regards to potential indicators of a methamphetamine lab, as well as the dangers of methamphetamine and synthetic drug production, pose within our communities. We hope you find these resources helpful and ask that you share them within in own circles in an effort to help us help our communities.
Methamphetamine and other synthetic drugs have overrun communities across Canada, which has a serious impact on community safety, contributing to increasing violent acts and property crimes. Methamphetamine is one of the most prevalent substances on the Canadian illicit drug market. All Canadian police services are acutely aware of these impacts. Some have targeted those who import, produce, and distribute this harmful substance. The coordination of efforts at a national level allows law enforcement to take advantage of collective resources supported by nationally–focused, reliable intelligence.
We Need Your Help
The disruption of the methamphetamine and synthetic drug supply in Canada cannot be done without the assistance of our community members. How can you help?
- Recognize the signs of methamphetamine and synthetic drug labs
- understand the environmental impacts these labs can have
- know what to do if you recognize the indicators
- contact Crime Stoppers or your local police if you recognize signs of a methamphetamine or synthetic drug production lab in your neighborhood
- understand the negative impacts that drugs like these have on family and friends alike as well as on the environment
Methamphetamine and synthetic drug labs can be found anywhere. Indicators of a lab may include:
- Suspicious activity, secretive behavior, and individuals who may avoid neighbour interactions
- Occupants attend for short periods and at odd hours
- Chemical odours
- Garbage contains numerous chemical containers, glassware, bags full of soil or garbage are never put out
- Location has excessive security
- Evidence of chemical dumping grounds on or near premises (burn pits or dead spots on the lawn)
- Windows covered
- Odd items being brought inside the location – equipment, glassware, chemical drums, etc.
MACP encourages social media followers to share the messages and information to help educate other members within your community of the potential indicators of methamphetamine and synthetic drug labs, as well as the dangers methamphetamine and synthetic drug production, poses within our communities. If you see indicators of a methamphetamine or synthetic drug lab, remain at a safe distance, do not approach suspects, and call your local police immediately. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Something is wrong is the latest Crime Stoppers province-wide campaign which focuses on meth dealers and traffickers in Manitoba. Through this initiative, police agencies are hoping to identify and stop methamphetamine dealers and traffickers.
“Law enforcement can not win this battle on their own,” said Paul Johnson, chair, Winnipeg Crime Stoppers.
“They need everyone’s help to provide the information they need to stop the flow of methamphetamine into our communities. Every piece of information — no matter how trivial — is important. The three Crime Stoppers programs are proud to be part of that community to create a ‘made-in-Manitoba solution’ to address this crisis.”
If you have information on a crime, call Winnipeg Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (204-786-8477). For residents living outside of the city of Winnipeg please call 1-800-222-8477. Callers never have to reveal their identity. If your tip is helpful, you are eligible to receive an award up to $2000 cash! All awards are paid out using a system designed to maintain your anonymity.
For more information visit the CrimeStoppers website at https://www.winnipegcrimestoppers.org/