Halifax Regional Police Collective Agreement

“We are very pleased, we believe the city is satisfied and we look forward to continuing to work with the city to optimize the police service and ensure the best possible police work,” said const union president. Tom Wood. The union applied for a 10-year contract with an increase of 2.2 per cent in the first year, 2.98 per cent in the second year and thereafter, to keep wages at the average wage rate in the 35 highest-paid police forces in Canada. The union has asked for a minimum increase of 1% per year. At the time of arbitration in 2016, there were 517 sworn police officers and 125 civilians. Hartlen said those numbers remained pretty much the same. Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, is a manual that shows how unionized police departments house officers known to be incompetent or dangerous. Chauvin had been the subject of at least 18 complaints of misconduct over the years, without ever being subjected to serious disciplines. It was typical of Minneapolis; According to the Wall Street Journal, of the 2,600 complaints filed since 2012 with the city`s Office of Police Conduct Review, only 12 have led to discipline. A recent review of police work, which led to a Council commitment to local police rather than proposals from the RCMP, significantly improved the working relationship between employment services and resulted in productive and constructive discussions at the negotiating table, which resulted in a negotiated agreement. If someone sues the HRM police for not protecting the rights of victims of a vulnerable child attacked by seasonings, they can take solace in the need for taxpayers` money to defend the madman – while his own fees are paid in the civil action itself…

Section 23 of the collective agreement focuses on “protecting mutual legal assistance.” It states that the commune “must pay the legal costs incurred by a member of the defence of a criminal or judicial investigation” provided that “the member is prosecuted, summoned or is the subject of an investigation; “The action, the alleged action or the inaction was the member`s responsibility; “The elected legal adviser was chosen from a list agreed by the region and the Union.” And: “The region has the right to request a review of legal fees at the tax bar.” Amherst police officers, members of the Atlantic Police Association Local 104, have been working without a contract since March 31, 2019, when the last collective agreement expired.