The RCMP published their policy regarding the use of non-medicinal cannabis this week. As police officers, we all have our opinions on this issue but they must not interfere with fairness and members’ rights. The NPF has sent the policy as well as its appendices to our counsel for review and recommendation on next steps.
For the time being, members are reminded that exposure to any hazardous substance such as 2nd hand marihuana smoke should be followed by a completed LAB1070 (hazardous occurrence report) to document the incident.
The NPF participated in a teleconference with the FPSLREB on October 10. In anticipation of this call, the NPF sent a letter to Chairperson Ebbs detailing our concerns regarding the amount of time it has taken to have a vote by the membership.
During the teleconference, the FPSLREB informed us that the initial 3rd party voting company selected failed an on-site security exam regarding the securing of personal information (i.e. names, home addresses). A second third party voting company is in the process of being examined and vetted. Once the voting company is approved, the FPSLREB will set dates and announce the vote.
Although the NPF is disappointed in these continued delays, we are pleased to hear the FPSLREB takes the personal and confidential information of RCMP members seriously.
It is more important than ever for all members to join the NPF to be aware of voting dates, delays and process. Please share information with your colleagues who have not yet made their decision to join the NPF.
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.)