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 […]

RCMP workload in Yukon ‘not sustainable’, says superintendent

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Detachment has relied on outside help from Alberta and B.C. as it investigates several homicides By Philippe Morin, CBC News Posted: Jul 05, 2017 4:15 PM CT Last Updated: Jul 05, 2017 4:24 PM CT The Yukon RCMP’s superintendent says he’s thankful for outside help, but says the current situation is “not sustainable” when it comes to the territory’s policing.  The force is […]

RCMP at a crossroads: Who will lead the charge in an age of sophisticated crime?

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COLIN FREEZE AND DANIEL LEBLANC OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017 10:10PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017 10:58AM EDT Gilles Michaud knows what he’d like to do with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The police officer charged with pursuing the country’s most serious criminals has a clear vision […]

Bob Paulson accused of nepotism in final days as top Mountie

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Carleton University criminologist makes formal complaint to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. The Toronto Star By TONDA MACCHARLES Ottawa Bureau reporter Mon., June 26, 2017 OTTAWA—RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is making “patronage appointments” and handing out “cashable leave” in moves that amount to favouring his friends as he goes out the door, a Carleton University criminologist alleges […]