Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and Protective Services Focus on Building Relationships with Diverse Community Groups

On October 7th, 2020, Insp. MCCAULEY, the Officer in Charge of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP, in conjunction with Coreen Rayner, Acting Director of the Fort Saskatchewan Protective Services Department, and members of the Fort Saskatchewan Policing Committee, held the first Community Cultural Focus Group Meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to bring forth concerns, issues and gaps that exist between Law Enforcement and the many diverse and under represented groups that call Fort Saskatchewan home.

Both the RCMP and the City of Fort Saskatchewan Protective Services Department have a goal to listen and learn from the experiences of our citizens. Insp. MCCAULEY said "I have never experienced a stronger relationship between a city and Law Enforcement than I have experienced in Fort Saskatchewan.  I am however, aware that there is always room for improvement in everything we do.  I recognize that different cultural groups will not be comfortable with the more traditional communication formats used by the police such as Town Halls.  Thanks to this Focus group we now have new strategies to reach and connect with previously under represented groups.  I look forward to meeting and working with the diverse people within our community".

Media Contacts:

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP

Coreen Rayner
Acting Director of Protective Services
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Ph: 780-997-7901