December 4, 2020 Media Release

North District Community Safety Project

In November 2020, the Winnipeg Police Service North District Community Support Unit initiated a project intended to significantly impact this community's safety through its Smart Policing Initiative.

Officers of the North District Community Support Unit aimed to target individuals with outstanding arrest warrants and subsequent weapon and drug-related seizures.

Approximately $100,000 in drug seizures were made, including methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl, and other opioids.

Weapon and firearm seizures included machetes, a semi-automatic shotgun, an SKS Rifle and ammunition.

This community-based Smart Policing Initiative led to over 50 adults being arrested and more than 70 charges being laid for drug and weapon-related offences, break & enter and domestic assault-related crimes. 


Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca