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Survey shows mistrust in RPS.

A survey released in spring showed that almost 75 per cent of Aboriginal people living in Regina distrusted the city police. The survey was undertaken by the University of Regina's Department of Justice Studies over July and August of 2011. Because a telephone survey resulted in limited Aboriginal participation, an additional 49 interviews were conducted with First Nations and Metis residents from the Central patrol district. "The results from both the survey and interviews show that there are some significant differences in perceptions of the RPS held by residents of the Central patrol district compared to those living in the North and South patrol districts," says the survey. However, Interim FSIN Chief Morley Watson believed that work undertaken by the RPS in recent years will help relieve some of that mistrust. "We've come a long way. We have a long way to go, but I think we're pointed in the right direction," he said.

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Title Annotation:YEAR IN REVIEW; Regina Police Service
Author:Narine, Shari
Publication:Saskatechewan Sage
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CSAS
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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