Portage la Prairie RCMP looking for missing woman

Portage la Prairie RCMP looking for missing womanOn May 16, 2020, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of a missing 20-year-old female from the city. , who is also known as Bee Mckay, has not been seen by her family since the beginning of March. Beaulieu is described as 5’8”, 135 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes and has…

We need closer oversight on high-tech police practices

Understanding and safeguarding personal freedom and civil rights is more critical than ever. So who is policing the police?

We need closer oversight on high-tech police practicesPolicing is the only authority sanctioned to use force against its citizens. So democratic systems institute safeguards to ensure police impartiality and accountability, often with multiple and overlapping oversight. But who’s keeping an eye on the growing use of technology in policing? The police services board is one prevalent form of oversight responsible for ensuring…

Crime rises along with police budgets, yet cities are no safer

Toronto is a perfect example of a municipal system out of touch with effective policing. More money and new processes don't result in less crime

Crime rises along with police budgets, yet cities are no saferPolice services are once again hard at work preparing annual budget submissions for the next fiscal year. The cost of policing continues to mount year after year, and the justifications seem to repeat year to year as well. The budget for Canada’s largest municipal police force, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) now exceeds $1.2 billion,…

RCMP continue to search for male wanted for murder in Texas

RCMP continue to search for male wanted for murder in TexasThe RCMP is continuing to ask for the public's assistance in locating Derek Whisenand, a 28-year-old American male, who is wanted out of Texas for Murder. The investigation has determined that during the week of June 24, 2019, Derek Whisenand illegally crossed into Canada near Haskett, Manitoba. He was seen on June 26, 2019, at…

Central Plains RCMP report for Oct. 7-13

Central Plains RCMP report for Oct. 7-13The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2019-10-07 and 2019-10-13. During this time period, police responded to 380 calls for service   Traffic violations 43        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 18        Vehicle Collisions 0         …

Central Plains RCMP report for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2019-09-30 and 2019-10-06. During this time period, police responded to 324 calls for service   Traffic violations 86        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 3          Vehicle Collisions 0         …

Former Portage mayor passes

Former Portage mayor passesSuddenly on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Portage and District General Hospital, Earl Porter passed away at the age of 69 years. He was Mayor of Portage la Prairie from 2010 to 2014 and was a former member of the RCMP. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at…

IIU releasing information on investigations undertaken since June 12

IIU releasing information on investigations undertaken since June 12  Since June 12, 2019, the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) has begun investigating the following matters, which have not been previously released: these investigations include two involving Central Plains RCMP. June 12 - RCMP notified the IIU of an incident that occurred on June 1 where officers were called to a family disturbance in the…
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