I’m sure that the RCMP would quote a number closer to yours. You can build the schedule- it just doesn’t survive contact. So you were “right”. The practical reality calls for a number a little higher that’s all.Thanks, I wasn’t sure. I wasn’t factoring in some of the long term vacancy realities like long term sick leave and members pulled for secondments to other priorities, plus the lg time in filling spots when members transfer out.
So, closer to 2.5-3m in human costs, plus infrastructure and capital costs.
Yup. And under the new collective they can refuse on call on RTO days. I figured we’d eventually see that used for concerted pushback in hurting detachments.I’m sure that the RCMP would quote a number closer to yours. You can build the schedule- it just doesn’t survive contact. So you were “right”. The practical reality calls for a number a little higher that’s all.
At that lower number you wind up with secret dishonest 24 coverage where one officer works and one is a on call. Or two or three hour periods where there is on call every once in a while because of vacancy. “Risking it out”
I was digging through this stuff recently being called to a detachment that was now refusing to take overtime- they came together saying the over reliance on OT was burning them out- so they wouldn’t be taking ANY OT call-outs.
So in order to bring it to a proper functioning schedule that allowed for the usual vacancy we see now we needed that higher number to actually float it.
Very simplified answer, either/or, but with caps on how much time can be banked in lieu. In practice in a lot of places it’s so hard to get released for leave that lieu banks fill up quick and can’t be depleted. Obviously there are a lot of situational nuances.Are RCMP offered the choice of "Cash or Lieu" when they volunteer, or are mandated, for Overtime, Standby, Call-Back, Stats etc.?
The comission investigating the mass shootings in Nova Scotia in April 2020 has made a surprise decision just before the long weekend to block the testimony of a key witness from public broadcast.
RCMP Const. Greg Wiley is set to testify Tuesday afternoon, but in a decision released Friday afternoon, the Mass Casualty Commission ruled that his testimony via video link would not be disseminated as either audio or video via the normal webcast.
"In order to receive the best information possible from Cst. Wiley, we have directed that Cst. Wiley's testimony not be webcast and a transcript be posted on the website," wrote the commission in its decision.
The Attorney General of Canada made an application for accommodation for Wiley, citing personal health reasons.
Wiley is the officer who visited the gunman's Portapique home 16 times in the years before the deadly rampage of April 2020.
He told investigators in an interview that he never saw anything alarming.
Accommodation granted for 'best information'
My immediate assumption was that if he can't be broadcast in video or audio is that he has worked or is working undercover.
If it's for health reasons, well, it could backfire, since media will scrum around the entrances and exits to try to get quotes / images they can use, which will be potentially much more invasive than a broadcast of a controlled hearing.
Yeah and that’s fine. Not about the legality, It’s more about it being deleted. If the conference call SOP is to officially record and it was deleted for “reason” then it looks bad. Kind of like your body cam being suddenly NS at a key moment. If someone did of their own recording and deleted it then it seems less conspiratorial.Whichever it is/was, it’s legal in Canada. Some refer to it as IAG…insurance against gaslighters.
You would need an LEO with experience in these high level politically charged meetings.I think we need an LEO to answer that.