CALGARY (660 NEWS) – For 45 years Calgary law enforcement officials have been assigned to attach with youngsters within the classroom by way of the useful resource officer program.
However now the way forward for that program is up within the air.
Over 1,400 dad and mom, academics, and college students have shared their ideas about this system by way of consultations following final 12 months’s public hearings on systemic racism within the metropolis.
Councillor Gian Carlo-Carra stated that advocates pointed to the problematic nature of getting police in faculties and systemic oppression and racism.
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On account of these hearings and the primary part of consultations, police are actually reviewing the useful resource officer program.
The overview is predicted to wrap up by the tip of the 12 months.
Calgary is just not the primary main metropolis in Canada to overview its officers in faculties.
On Monday, the Vancouver Faculty Board voted to halt its officer liaison program after 50 years following a overview final 12 months, within the wake of the homicide of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Vancouver Police Division (VPD) was upset by this information, calling it a “political transfer” and can end in an enormous hole in relationship constructing between officers, college students and employees.
-With recordsdata from NEWS 1130, Vancouver