NRP Chief Bryan MacCulloch has released an official statement in regards to a planned rally in Niagara Falls over the weekend.
He says the force is working closely with the organizers of the demonstration and officers will be there on Saturday to show their support.
MacCulloch says effective policing relies on the foundation of building and maintaining trust between police and the community.
He adds the NRP is committed to providing unbiased policing to our community and ensuring that all members treat all people with dignity and respect.
You can read his full statement below;
“The Niagara Regional Police Service is working directly with the organizers of the planned Saturday demonstration in the City of Niagara Falls and will be in attendance to show our support as we recognize the value and importance of building strong relationships between the police and the community we serve.
Our objective, as always, is to maintain the public peace and ensure the core values of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are maintained.
The mission statement for the Niagara Regional Police Service states that “We shall provide quality policing services, with integrity, diligence and sensitivity” and that “We believe in being fair and unbiased in the performance of duties in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms”.
We continually reinforce the expectation with our members that regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, gender or sexual orientation, we treat ALL people with dignity and respect, and that we remain committed by our actions to deliver unbiased policing to our community.
We build trust one day at a time, one interaction at a time. Effective policing relies on the foundation of building and maintaining trust between the police and the community; the entire community.
The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to delivering unbiased policing to our community and ensuring that members of the Niagara Regional Police Service treat ALL people with dignity and respect.”