Government announces creation of a new policing group for the province

    Tuesday, 21 November 2023 07:00

    By Tonya Organ

    It will consider best practices in other jurisdictions and the community safety needs of all people and groups who reside here, including urban, rural, Labrador, racialized and Indigenous communities.

    Government has announced the creation of the Policing Transformation Working Group, which will help shape the future of policing services in this province. The Policing Transformation Working Group is mandated to evaluate the current provincial policing model, conduct public engagement, and provide ongoing advice to ensure people receive the most effective and efficient policing services possible. It will consider best practices in other jurisdictions and the community safety needs of all people and groups who reside here, including urban, rural, Labrador, racialized and Indigenous communities. Led by an executive with broad senior-level government experience, this multi-year initiative features a team of individuals with extensive operational and strategic expertise in police services. Justice and Public Safety Minister and Attorney General, John Hogan, says “In light of the evolving dialogue about policing here and throughout the country, now is the time to evaluate and inform the province’s current policing model.

     

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