RCMP CFP Evaluation – Part 6.5

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Recommendation 4 of 7 for this section of the “evaluation”.  Read along at:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/pd-dp/eval/index-eng.htm

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Recommendation 9:

That police officers be made aware of the importance, within their provincial jurisdiction, of reporting subjects with mental health concerns. Reporting correct FIP codes, as they relate to mental health, is important to ensure action is taken by the CFO. Reporting procedures as well can vary by police service, so it is important the CFP provides direction on this issue to ensure national consistency.

As pointed out in an earlier post, after 15 years of this crap, the police still aren’t properly trained!  The old saying applies:  Garbage In, Garbage Out…

  • Management Supports Recommendation (Yes or No)

Management supports the recommendation.

  • Current Status

In 2008 the CFP drafted new requirements and improved functionality for Firearms Interest Police (FIP) reporting addressed to all police agencies. New requirements included a revised Uniform Crime Reporting II (UCR II) code list that generates FIPs containing a total of 564 codes agreed upon by the Chief Firearms Officers (CFOs) in December 2006; for an increase of 252 codes from the previous list.(1) In addition to the UCR II codes a suggested list of codes for Criminal Code sections not presently being flagged from police agencies Records Management Systems was also provided including s. 117, s. 111 and s. 810

(1) They want to double the number of codes that trigger an FIP entry!  They already have (at least) 4 million FIP entries on individuals – how many more entries will this generate?

  • Responsible
  • LRTSD (Licensing, Registration and Technical Services Directorate)
  • SIPMS (Strategic Integration and Program Management Services Directorate)
  • DG of the CFP (Director General)
  • Planned Action
    • In partnership with RCMP CCAPS review revised FIP list to ensure it includes FIP codes related to mental health and consult with CFOs if revision is necessary. Along with the CFP, CCAPS and National Police Services (NPS) are the two other directorates responsible for FIP program delivery; CCAPS for FIP data control, NPS for system support.
    • (CCAPS – Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services)

Diary Date: March 31, 2010

  • Include a reporting structure on the National Firearms Strategy currently being developed by the CACP Firearms Sub-committee which is co-chaired by the DG of the CFP.(2)

Diary Date: August 31, 2010

(2) The Canadian Associations of Chiefs of Police are one of the 4 most anti-gun and anti-rights organizations in Canada – and they are the ones who get to decide our fates for us.  How convenient for them that the Director General of the Canadian Firearms Program sits on the CACP Firearms Sub-committee – how does that work, exactly?




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