Last year saw significant decrease in use of force calls, say Winnipeg police

The Winnipeg Police Service says it experienced a significant decrease in ‘use of force’ reports in 2018, when compared to previous years.According to the WPS’ annual report to the Winnipeg Police Board, released Friday as part of the board’s regular...

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...

Rookie councillor Kevin Klein nominated for Police Board chair

Mayor Brian Bowman has nominated one of his newest councillors for the role of Winnipeg Police Board chair.Kevin Klein, who was elected Oct. 24 to represent the Charleswood-Tuxedo riding, is Bowman’s choice to replace outgoing chair David Asper, whose term...

Overtime, photo radar revenue down, fuel, ticket fines up, say Winnipeg Police

The Winnipeg Police Service says overtime costs are down — and could have been lower except for the Winnipeg Jets’ NHL playoff Whiteout street parties.The WPS will present their second-quarter report at the police board meeting at city hall on...