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2005 November Report of the Auditor General of Canada

November 2005 Report—Chapter 1

Exhibit 1.9—Our assessment of community tripartite agreement commitments



Our assessment

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada assigns appropriate number of peace officers.

The RCMP fills community tripartite agreement (CTA) positions for which it is funded, but this is often insufficient to meet CTA commitments.

Peace officers are required to serve a community with 100 percent of their duty time.

More than 40 percent of assigned peace officers' files originated outside of the community.

Assigned officers are required to be physically present on community 80 percent of the time.

Determined mostly by location of detachment relative to community.

Best efforts for RCMP peace officers to be culturally compatible.

Most community leaders we spoke with identified positive or improving relations with the peace officers assigned.

The RCMP needs to consult band chief and council regarding who is assigned.

In some communities, the band chief and council are consulted while in others they are not.

Peace officers need to enforce certain band bylaws.

Peace officers generally do not enforce band bylaws.

The RCMP needs to provide monthly status reports and special reports upon request.

Some communities were provided with meaningful reports while others received reports that were less so. Reports were not always done on a monthly basis and did not report on the extent to which CTA commitments were being implemented.

fully complies

partially complies

does not comply