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PROUDLY
REPRESENTING
OVER 20,000 RCMP
MEMBERS ACROSS
CANADA.

PROUDLY
REPRESENTING
OVER 20,000 RCMP
MEMBERS ACROSS
CANADA.

The mission of the National Police Federation is to provide strong, fair and progressive representation to promote and enhance the rights of RCMP members who serve across Canada, from coast-to-coast-to-coast and internationally. Our members provide effective and committed policing services to uphold our laws and support safer and more livable communities large and small.

Founded in 2016, the National Police Federation was certified by the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board as the sole, certified bargaining agent for ~20,000 members and reservists of the RCMP below the rank of Inspector in July 2019.

The NPF confirmed its first Board of Directors, elected by members, in January 2020. We are committed to negotiating fair and respectful compensation and resources to maximize the safety and security of all our members and the communities we serve.

NPF-FPN In The News

National Police Federation call on Surrey Mayor to hold referendum on keeping RCMP

By NPF-FPN Administrator | February 21, 2020

Surrey – The National Police Federation (NPF) is calling on Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum to hold a referendum on keeping the RCMP in Surrey. Representing 20,000 RCMP members across Canada and 850 members serving the people of Surrey, the NPF is asking for Surrey residents to be offered a say on this important issue. “Instead…

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Former Local RCMP Sgt. Hopes To Bring About Change In New Role

By NPF-FPN Administrator | January 21, 2020

A former local RCMP sergeant is eager to push for what he says is a much-needed change within the agency as he settles into his new role as Director of the Manitoba branch for the National Police Federation. Bobby Baker is no longer heading up the Pembina Valley RCMP detachment after being elected the first-ever…

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New RCMP union hopes to start salary bargaining by mid-March

By NPF-FPN Administrator | January 7, 2020

The head of the new union for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police says he hopes to be at the bargaining table in just a few weeks, kicking off a process that could see policing costs rise in much of the country. Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-union-bargaining-march-1.5416128

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Kitimat won’t be affected by provincial RCMP budget cuts

By NPF-FPN Administrator | December 7, 2019

Kitimat RCMP’s acting detachment commander said Kitimat is unlikely to be affected by the projected provincial budget shortfall of $10.7-million budget shortfall in the force’s provincial budget. Read the full article here: https://www.bclocalnews.com/news/kitimat-wont-be-affected-by-provincial-rcmp-budget-cuts/

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The Globe and Mail – The RCMP’s first union elects its leaders, and sets pay, human-resource levels, benefits as top priorities

By NPF-FPN Administrator | November 19, 2019

The RCMP has chosen union leaders from its ranks for the first time, a move that sets the stage for labour negotiations that could increase policing costs in communities across Canada. Read the full article here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-the-rcmps-first-union-elects-its-leaders-and-sets-pay-human/

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Surrey RCMP doesn’t expect big hit in light of projected $10M cut in B.C. budget

By NPF-FPN Administrator | November 16, 2019

Surrey RCMP’s operating budgets “will not be touched” despite a projected $10-million cut for RCMP’s policing costs in B.C. The RCMP must cut more than $10 million from its policing costs in B.C., as first reported by the Vancouver Sun after obtaining a copy of an email from the province’s top Mountie, Deputy Commissioner Jennifer…

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Mounties first ever union just elected a president — and now they’re looking for a raise

By NPF-FPN Administrator | November 14, 2019

Mounties make less than officers in most municipal forces right across the country, with a starting annual salary of $53,144 for an RCMP officer. Read the full article here: https://edmontonjournal.com/news/mounties-first-ever-union-just-elected-a-president-and-now-theyre-looking-for-a-raise/wcm/87a4e453-f50d-4e04-b940-17b0c441968e

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National Police Federation wins right to represent Mounties in collective bargaining

By NPF-FPN Administrator | July 12, 2019

Supreme Court in 2015 struck down law that forbade Mounties from unionizing. Read the entire story here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/national-police-federation-union-rcmp-mounties-1.5210796  

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Mounties still in unionization limbo

By NPF-FPN Administrator | September 26, 2018

Nearly four years after the RCMP won the right to organize, rank-and-file Mounties are still in limbo, waiting for a secret vote to pick their first police union. Brian Sauvé, co-chair of the National Police Federation (NPF) — which is seeking certification to become the force’s union — said he’s gearing up for the historic…

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Governor General Honours 12 RCMP Members

By NPF-FPN Administrator | July 7, 2018

Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, honoured and recognized 12 of our own on July 6 at the Citadelle of Québec, in Québec City. We too would like to recognize these outstanding individuals, three of them posthumously, for their exceptional service and bravery and sacrifice. We would also like to…

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NPF scores another WIN for the RCMP Membership

By NPF-FPN Administrator | June 26, 2018

When the NPF filed for certification with the FPSLREB in April 2017, a “freeze” was invoked on altering terms and conditions of employment. This freeze is not absolute but there is a regulated process around how our employer can make changes. One of those requirements is to seek consent or ask permission of the NPF…

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Whopping $1.1B for damages sought in lawsuit over culture of workplace bullying in the RCMP

By NPF-FPN Administrator | June 26, 2018

The proposed class-action is intended for all past and present employees, including civilians, volunteers and students, with grievances that weren’t addressed in earlier litigation. http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/whopping-1-1b-for-damages-sought-in-lawsuit-over-culture-of-workplace-bullying-in-the-rcmp

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New York Times – Canada Names First Woman as Chief of the Mounted Police

By NPF-FPN Administrator | March 11, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has appointed the first woman as permanent leader of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which has been dogged in recent years by accusations of discrimination, sexual assault and other scandals. Mr. Trudeau said on Friday that Brenda Lucki, who has been with the national police force for 31 years, would…

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Globe & Mail Feature story

By NPF-FPN Administrator | March 10, 2018

Globe & Mail story “The Thin Red Line: Is Contract Policing Unsustainable?” You may have read or heard a front-page feature story in the Globe & Mail over the weekend comparing municipal police forces to contract RCMP policing, focusing primarily on BC’s Lower Mainland. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/investigations/rcmp-contract-policing-investigation/article38085153/ While the article doesn’t come to any specific conclusions on sustainability,…

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Interviews underway for next RCMP commissioner

By NPF-FPN Administrator | November 22, 2017

Interviews are underway this week for the next commissioner of the RCMP — and the government’s newly announced selection committee provides clues about what the government is looking for in the new leader of the national police force. Late last week, headhunting firm Boyden notified some applicants they were no longer under consideration for the opportunity to replace former…

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RCMP associations raise concerns after prisoner breaks free during transport

By NPF-FPN Administrator | November 16, 2017

It isn’t uncommon for an RCMP officer to transport a prisoner on their own in rural Manitoba, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe, say two organizations that represent Mounties. The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada and the National Police Federation are raising concerns over prisoner-transport protocol one day after a prisoner assaulted a Mountie and escaped; hours…

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Judge rules Friday on whether RCMP protected slain, wounded officers’ safety

By NPF-FPN Administrator | September 28, 2017

A ruling is expected Friday in the trial of the RCMP related to the shootings of 2014, when three Moncton Mounties lost their lives at the hands of gunman Justin Bourque and two others were wounded. As the trial drew to a close in July, after weeks of testimony, Judge Leslie Jackson said he would carefully…

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‘It’s alarming’: RCMP vacancy rates above 8% in N.W.T., Nunavut

By NPF-FPN Administrator | September 5, 2017

The RCMP divisions in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have the highest vacancy rates among the provinces and territories. According to the RCMP, of 203 funded positions in the N.W.T., 18 are vacant, for a vacancy rate of 8.9 per cent as of April 1. Nunavut isn’t far behind. Of 148 funded positions, 12 are vacant,…

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Staff shortage could risk RCMP officer safety, says police federation

By NPF-FPN Administrator | August 22, 2017

Twelve per cent of positions unfilled nationwide http://www.ohscanada.com/staff-shortage-risk-rcmp-officer-safety-says-police-federation/  

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Staff shortage could risk RCMP officer safety, says police federation

By NPF-FPN Administrator | August 22, 2017

(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…

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NPF General Updates

March 31, 2020

Re: NPF General Updates Since your Board was confirmed in January 2020, we have been hard at work on many ongoing initiatives, updated below: Conduct matters: The response by the Membership to the NPF conduct@npf-fpn.com email address has been fantastic. Hundreds of cases are being managed by local and NPF legal counsel, representing members in a wide…

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