Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Report on the management of the RCMP conduct process 2017

On this page

  1. List of acronyms and abbreviations
  2. Why this report
  3. What we did
  4. What we found

List of acronyms and abbreviations

RCMP
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Why this report

In 2008, the Minister of Public Safety issued the Ministerial Directive on the RCMP Disciplinary Process. The directive requires the RCMP to complete annual reports on the management of the RCMP discipline process.

What we did

The report outlines the structure and processes governing the management of discipline within the RCMP, provides statistics and identifies common trends each fiscal year, describes successes and challenges, and outlines strategies to be engaged to resolve the challenges in the following year.

What we found

The findings demonstrate that:

  • less than 2% of members faced allegations of misconduct
  • “discreditable conduct” remains the most common contravention
  • the number of reported sexual misconduct cases increased

The growth in the number of reported sexual misconduct cases coincides with the change of how the RCMP defines sexual misconduct along with the enhanced efforts to raise awareness on its zero-tolerance policy. The RCMP adopted a proactive approach to educate its employees on the importance and meaning of professional responsibilities by using several communication mechanisms to increase awareness on professional and ethical behaviours as well as on how to obtain guidance and support.

You can read the full report here: Report on the management of the RCMP conduct process

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