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The union representing thousands of Mounties says it fears pandemic-related delays at the RCMP training depot will worsen its staffing crunch and increase the risk of officer burnout. “The RCMP [has] always had a challenge, from our perspective, of having enough resources in the field,” National Police Federation president Brian Sauvé told CBC News. Read more:https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-vacancy-rate-union-covid-1.5868813

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The union representing more than 19,000 Mounties is seeking clearer guidelines on when body-worn cameras can be turned off — and tougher penalties for those who make false accusations against officers. “We believe that body-worn cameras will contribute to a greater level of context, transparency and accountability for both police and citizens,” said National Police…

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Union says RCMP decision not to comment further on mass shooting ‘difficult’ for front-line officers. The union representing RCMP officers in Nova Scotia says its members are finding it challenging that the force has stopped releasing information about the April mass shooting, especially as they continue to struggle with the personal toll of responding to the killing…

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Ottawa, ON – Following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President, National Police Federation, regarding the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry into Canada’s largest mass shooting: The National Police Federation welcomes yesterday’s appointment of Dr. Kim Stanton as the third Commissioner in the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry, and is calling on the federal and provincial governments…

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By Brian Sauvé President, National Police Federation Across the country, and against the ongoing backdrop of COVID-19, front-line RCMP Members continue to deal with new and unforeseen challenges and risks. Years of cuts to front-line services by governments of all levels, political stripes and jurisdictions have left police officers across Canada increasingly tasked with responding…

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Union wants Mounties’ pay brought closer to what municipal police officers earn After a series of pandemic-related delays, the head of the union representing Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers says salary negotiations are back in full swing — a process that could see policing costs swell across much of the country. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-union-salary-bargaining-1.5716946

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