Ottawa, ON — The National Police Federation applauds Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer’s announcement of increased and long-term funding for RCMP services across the province of Alberta, including the addition of 300 new officers and staff over a five-year period.
Alberta’s front-line officers have been under financial, resource and equipment pressures for several years. The government’s commitment to a multi-year investment will enable our officers to focus on providing effective police services to the people and communities they serve. This investment will have benefits far beyond our members and out into local communities who rely on our members for day-to- day safety, security and support.
This is in stark contrast to the lack of investment or sustainable funding that we’re seeing in several other jurisdictions in Canada, including the Province of B.C. and the City of Surrey where funding remains flat despite increasing populations, rising costs of equipment and infrastructure, and more complex threats including gang activity and cybercrime.
About the National Police Federation:
The National Police Federation is the certified labour body for over 19,000 RCMP officers and is committed to ensuring its members are fairly compensated, have access to training, equipment and other supports required to ensure the safety of the communities they serve across Canada. The NPF’s member-elected Board of Directors is comprised of men and women who serve the RCMP across Canada. The NPF accesses leading expertise in the areas of legal, police labour relations, governance and administration, psychology and traumatic stress conditions and other areas critical to effective member representation.
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