Ingenuity and wisdom is required in understanding the complexity of Police Work. Honorable RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson’s remarks touch on a number of areas, including harassment within the force.
He says, ” there is an expectation in any police department that officers will be held to a higher standard than the average citizen, and that’s reasonable. But doing that in a rapidly changing society where notions of fairness and justice have to be respected can be a challenge”.
The commissioner also says, “the stress, hours and collegiality in law enforcement, as well as the nature of the work, can leave it a ripe area for behaviours that are less than professional. Nonetheless, the force is making progress when it comes to harassment, including enhancement of its harassment-management policy”.
© Samina Iqbal. 2016