RCMP shortage forces Gravelbourg to surrender bilingual police positions

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Gravelbourg’s mayor says it’s a choice between English-speaking RCMP officers or no officers By Bonnie Allen, CBC News Posted: Oct 08, 2017 7:00 AM CT Last Updated: Oct 08, 2017 7:56 AM CT An early French settlement, the town of Gravelbourg in south central Saskatchewan markets itself on billboards as “A Touch of Europe on the Prairies.” More than half of its […]

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 […]