Thursday, July 27, 2017

Officer questions 'pie-in-the-sky' work on bullying and harassment within Calgary police - CBC

by Drew Anderson 
Originally published: July 25, 2017
Publisher: CBC.ca

After presenting an update on the Calgary Police Service's human resources overhaul meant to deal with complaints of bullying, harassment and gender discrimination, a serving officer stood up and said she's not seeing change on the ground where it counts. 

"When are we gonna get real here and start hearing about meaningful accountability and consequences to take care of these situations and the real ongoings in the day-to-day workplace, and not these pie-in the-sky ideas of what should happen in the CPS," said 10-year veteran Kim Prodaniuk.

The Calgary Police Service has been working on how it deals with gender diversity in the workplace for three years now, following a damning 2013 report that outlined widespread issues with women in the workplace, as well as bullying and harassment within the force.