|This needs assessment was directed at obtaining information on the needs and views of
community residents with respect to matters relevant to the policing service; these matters
include perceptions of crime levels in the community, and of the major social problems there,
identification of the kinds of priorities UTPS should have, assessment of police service's basic
functions and overall performance, and willingness to participate with the UTPS, on a voluntary
basis in specific ways.
A second major objective was to generate information in order to facilitate the UTPS'
planning and program development in achieving its special policing mandate; this included,
where possible, detailing the implications for manpower and organizational structure. A third,
ancillary objective was to explore the participants' response to the Mi'kmaq Young Offenders
Program (MYOP) and