The Niagara Regional Police Service has been part of a multi-agency program known as the “Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy” with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

The goal of the Niagara Regional Police Service is to take a more aggressive approach towards dealing with issues that arise with guns and gangs. Efforts to achieve that goal will centre on programs to educate the community, particularly school-aged youth concerning street gang activity, forming partnerships and developing investigative contacts with Community Organization Groups, Schools and School Boards, the Canadian Border Security Agency, Border Enforcement Security Taskforce, the Crown Attorneys’ Office and the Probation Office.

The Niagara - PAVIS Team focuses on reducing illegal gang, drug and weapons activities in the Niagara Region by stressing intervention, prevention, enforcement and community participation.