We know this has been a particularly difficult and exemplary week for many of our members. The tragic events in Fredericton, unfolding details, and the widely attended regimental funeral have highlighted the darkest and finest aspects of police and public service.
We’d like to send our deepest respect and gratitude to our colleagues, Constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello, who gave their lives to protect their communities. Our thoughts are with their friends, families and colleagues in the Fredericton Police Force.
We also recognize our RCMP colleagues who supported the Fredericton Police Force during this most difficult time, so they could grieve and focus on their collective wellbeing. We encourage you to get the rest and support you need and deserve.
These tragic incidents remind us of the need to unite, support and protect each other. We need to ensure that those protecting the public and communities have all the resources, training, and supports possible for challenging and life-threatening situations.
Given this, we’d like to also take this opportunity to remind you of our email of August 8, reiterating the Commissioner’s request for feedback on how to modernize the RCMP. We’ve received many thoughtful and diverse responses so far, and welcome others until midnight on Tuesday, August 21 when we’ll compile and forward them, anonymously with no specific attribution to any individual, to the Commissioner on behalf of NPF members.
We are expecting more details on the timing of the certification vote imminently and will send out an email, NPF app and social media notice once received. We are getting closer and the importance of uniting is greater than ever.
In the meantime, here are three other things you can do to help.
- Join the NPF. Click here.
- Share this information with your colleagues.
- Stay informed by downloading our app on iTunes or Google Play. (You don’t need to join or share your personal email to use our app.)