Loss of Cst. Fra­ncis Deschenes – Sta­tement from Nova Sco­tia RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Brian Br­ennan

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Published by haligonia.ca   Last evening at appr­oximately 6 p.m. we lost one of our own. Constable Francis Deschenes was killed while on duty with Northwest Traffic Ser­vices-Amherst. Cst. Deschenes was stopped and providing assi­stance to motorists on Highway #2 in Mem­ramcook, New Brunswi­ck at the time of the fatal crash.   Earlier today I […]

Saskatchewan RCMP prioritized rifles, body armour over in-car cameras

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Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Saskatchewan division says “competing priorities” and “scarce resources” led it to break ranks with 11 other divisions across the country by abandoning it’s old dashboard cameras before new in-car video recording systems were ready to use.  F Division, which encompasses the entire province, prioritized other programs […]

Staff shortage could risk RCMP officer safety, says police federation

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(Canadian OH&S News) — A shortage of RCMP personnel across the country could create both long-term and short-term safety risks for members, according to the national federation for RCMP officers. An Aug. 14 story on the CTV News website cited the RCMP’s own statistics on its vacancy rates for this year and 2018. More than 12 per […]

RCMP shortages leave Mounties in ‘crisis,’ officers say

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CTV News Laura Payton, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer Published Monday, August 14, 2017 6:00AM EDT  OTTAWA — A significant shortage of RCMP officers is raising concerns about their safety and the safety of the communities in which they work, according to several Mounties speaking out from across Canada. With more than 12 per cent of […]

RCMPVA launches clarification letter to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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Letter to the Inquiry from the RCMPVA   Bernée Bolton Director of Communications National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls PO Box 500, Station A Vancouver, BC V6C 2N3 Dear Ms Bolton, This letter is in regards to the July 27, 2017, statement “National Inquiry has forensic team reviewing police files,” a […]