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Staff shortage could risk RCMP officer safety, says police federation

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…

RCMP shortages leave Mounties in ‘crisis,’ officers say

August 4, 2017

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. http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/rcmp-shortages-leave-mounties-in-crisis-officers-say-1.3542190  

Brian Sauve on the Tim Powers Radio Show May 19, 2017

May 31, 2017

Listen to Brian Sauve as he speaks with Tim Powers about the RCMP and how they started on the path to the National Police Federation. You can hear Brian start at the 0:35:00 mark. https://soundcloud.com/vocm/the-tim-powers-show-april-7th-2017?in=vocm/sets/powers-play-with-tim-powers

RCMP failed to fully fund and implement mental health strategy, auditor says

May 20, 2017

Ottawa Citizen – One in six RCMP members did not receive easy and timely access to the mental health supports they needed, the auditor general has concluded. And of those who did get support, some felt they were labelled as “fakers” by colleagues and were socially isolated when returning to work. Click here to read…

RCMP braces for rough week as calls for a shakeup mount

May 14, 2017

THESTAR – A radical idea is being floated — or more precisely, revived — as a way for the RCMP and its political masters to grapple with all that ails the force. The looming departure of Commissioner Bob Paulson has prompted some rank-and-file Mounties to call for a joint management approach to running the RCMP…

CBC INVESTIGATES: RCMP vacancy rate in Manitoba hits 8%

May 12, 2017

CBC – At a time when the RCMP is already facing concerns about staff shortages, new numbers show the rate of unfilled RCMP officer positions in Manitoba is sitting at eight per cent, CBC News has learned. The vacancy rate was released to CBC News through an Access to Information request. Click here to read…

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