Muscle Memory and Visualization

The mind is a powerful training tool for those working in crisis response. Repetitive training creates the ‘muscle memory’ essential for the automatic responses required in high pressure situations to carry out motions flawlessly, expeditiously and, ultimately, unconsciously. [node:read-more:link]

Public Safety Communications

Despite all the successes, often driven by the practitioner community, a great deal remains to be accomplished. Two issues that continue to face major hurdles, are the use of 700 MHz broadband for mission critical public safety data and a national level vision and strategy for Next Generation 9-1-1. [node:read-more:link]

Alleged campaign to get rid of RCMP with disabilities

Chris Williams is one of dozens of cases in which the RCMP has removed, or is trying to remove, members with disabilities, Global News has learned. An RCMP spokesperson denies a campaign to dismiss members with disabilities, saying the force makes “every effort to accommodate … dismissal is a last resort.” [node:read-more:link]

The Mid-Range Vulnerability

The contentious RCMP purchase and allocation of modern assault weapons continues into 2015. In a 2011 memorandum to RCMP members, then Commissioner William Elliott wrote of “gaps in our operational firearms capabilities.” Yet four and a half years later, the carbines are difficult to find among RCMP patrolling officers qualified to operate them. [node:read-more:link]

Protecting FrontLine Officers

A decade after the Mayerthorpe incident, many observers say the RCMP still haven't learned the lessons – even after the similar tragedy in Moncton in June of 2014. These two tragic incidents have become intertwined, both indicative of the inertia that exists when it comes to making changes within the RCMP. [node:read-more:link]


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