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

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,…

Staff shortage could risk RCMP officer safety, says police federation

August 22, 2017

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

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…

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