Calgary Police Service (CPS)
Far too often the CPS get involved with non-criminal issues that require qualified mental health professionals. When the right person is not handling the issue correctly things can get out of control.
That’s why I support the following:
- Implementation of the recommendations contained in the Calgary Police Service’s September 2020 Commitment to Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion, with ongoing monitoring and reviews to ensure the practices of the CPS are being followed.
- Investments in programs, additional to CPS and City services, to help Calgarians in crisis access the right supports at the right time.
- Bringing the right people, such as mental health professionals, to deal with low-risk non-criminal issues, to decrease the demand on police and to allow the police to focus on crimes that need their attention.
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