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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 […]

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An act of bravery on Canada Day

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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE – NATIONAL DIVISION·WEDNESDAY, 12 JULY 2017 On the morning of July 1st, RCMP Constables (Cst.) Steve Hardy and Marc Fournier reported for security duties for the Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa. Little did they know, they were going to perform an outstanding act of bravery a few hours later…   That day, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]