‘Luxury officers’ should be on the street, not in schools, says Winnipeg Police Association

Winnipeg Police Association President Maurice Sabourin believes more officers are needed on the street, and he has an idea of where to pull them from.“There’s a lot of areas in the service that I would call a luxury,” Sabourin told...

Winnipeg police chief urges officers to ‘hang in there’ amidst elevated calls for service

Winnipeg’s police chief is urging his officers to “please hang in there” as they deal with what he calls a higher-than-normal call volume and a significant illicit drug crisis.In a newsletter sent Tuesday aimed not only at officers but at...

Winnipeg police use armoured vehicle more than 30 times in 2018

The Winnipeg Police Service‘s armoured response vehicle was in high demand last year.The ARV was used for tactical deployment 34 times in 2018, according to the city police board’s latest report.Of those times, the vehicle was deployed on eight occasions...

Intruder who killed Winnipeg teen may have been on meth, says police chief

Winnipeg’s top cop believes Sunday’s brutal and random home invasion that killed a Winnipeg teen may have been meth-fuelled.Police chief Danny Smyth updated media on the investigation at a community meeting Friday night at Maples Collegiate.“Our early indications from our...

The best and worst of 2018, according to Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth

Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth usually takes the first week of January off work, a time he admits he uses to reflect on the year.With his second full year under his belt, he says he’s settling in.“At its most basic...

The Thelma Krull case: Winnipeg’s Chief of Police looks back at 2018

During a year-end interview with Global News anchor Heather Steele, Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth said the investigation into the death of Thelma Krull “has always been open” and that officers will “work that file as best they can” now...

Cases that stay with you: Reflections on 2018 by Winnipeg’s Chief of Police

December 14 2018 1:50pm During a year-end interview with Global News anchor Heather Steele, Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth said cases like Guido Amsel, Thelma Krull and Project Riverbank are ones that just stay with you. ' }); } else...

Weapons calls: Winnipeg’s Chief of Police takes a look back at 2018

December 14 2018 1:38pm During a year-end interview with Global’s Heather Steele, Winnipeg’s police chief said the service will be refocusing its Street Crimes Division toward guns and gangs. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof...

Looking Back: Winnipeg’s chief of police reflects on 2018

December 14 2018 1:10pm During a year-end interview with Global News anchor Heather Steele, Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth said he is “a little more comfortable in the job,” as he completes his second year in command. ' }); }...

As MMIWG testimony wraps in St. John’s, commission to ‘make do’ with short extension for work

The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says she hasn’t seen much progress from the federal government since the inquiry’s critical interim report was published last year.The inquiry is hearing its final...
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