Blue Line magazine features Dr. Amy Ramsay, a retired OPP Sgt.
"Dr. Amy Ramsay has a rather diverse educational background, holding undergraduate degrees in Sociology, Women's Studies, and Religious Studies; Master’s degrees in Criminology, Education, and Theological Studies (majoring in Church History); and Doctorates in Criminal Justice and Management & Organization (specializing in Leadership)." https://online.wlu.ca/faculty/dr-amy-ramsay
"Police services need to start preparing for the future today by hiring educated chiefs or commissioners who understand why diversity is so critical to public policing. Then they need to emphasize the incredible value of educational standards in hiring new recruits—that a “high school diploma or equivalent” is no longer acceptable. It is these educated and culturally diverse recruits who will become the leaders of public policing tomorrow. It is now up to these future police chiefs and commissioners to change the culture of public policing and bridge existing gaps by utilizing the true power and value of diversity."
“There has to be some sort of fundamental change in the RCMP,” he said. “But, putting RCMP members in a classroom for two or three hours and showing them some videos about cultural awareness is not going to change the attitude of the people who are policing this country.” Attorney Chris Murphy speaking to the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP on the Colten Boushie case.
"The May 2019 dataset also showed that only four per cent of police officers and three per cent of recruits self-identified as Indigenous."
Calvin Lawrence was a Mountie who was subjected to racism at each turn of his career.
"Calvin Lawrence will never forget a poster a colleague taped to the outside of a cubicle near his office desk. A caricature of a black man running naked in bare feet was the firing range target. The words, “Official Runnin’ Nigger Target” were scrawled across the top."