Designated hate crime units ensure that such incidents are investigated by officers equipped with the knowledge, experience, and resources to do so.
Community liaison units also play a vital role in conducting training programs and responding to the unique needs of diverse segments of the population. Unfortunately, many local police agencies struggle with inadequate resources in these two areas.
The Government of Canada should provide additional resources to bolster existing police hate crime and community liaison units. Where such units do not yet exist, such funding could be used to establish them.