Responder Safety

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]

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]

Police comms system defective

Defects have been identified in the Ottawa Police communications system operated by Bell. A defective portable radio "shoulder extension" was recently identified, but no final determination has yet been made on why the radio appeared to fail. [node:read-more:link]


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