Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Elite policing units putting a dent in province’s surging crime

Elite policing units putting a dent in province’s surging crime

Mar 25, 2024 | 1:49pm
Amidst a surge in criminal activity across Saskatchewan, specialized law enforcement units are stepping up to tackle the challenge. Consisting of highly-trained officers, the Crime Reduction Team (CRT), Trafficking Response Teams (STRT), and the RCMP Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Team (WEST), have made significant strides to curb the escalating crime rates. “Because of these teams, there […]
Jury deliberating in coroner’s inquest into Saskatchewan mass killer’s death

Jury deliberating in coroner’s inquest into Saskatchewan mass killer’s death

Feb 29, 2024 | 2:33pm
Jury deliberations have begun at a Saskatchewan coroner’s inquest into how a man who stabbed and killed 11 people and injured 17 others died in police custody.  Robert Kennedy, the coroner overseeing the inquest, told jurors Thursday they will have to determine whether Myles Sanderson intended to kill himself when he consumed a toxic amount […]
Winnipeg man who killed Saskatchewan Mountie with stolen truck sentenced to 18 years

Winnipeg man who killed Saskatchewan Mountie with stolen truck sentenced to 18 years

Feb 29, 2024 | 10:14am
A judge has sentenced a man who ran over and killed an RCMP officer in Saskatchewan to 18 years in prison. Alphonse Stanley Traverse of Winnipeg pleaded guilty last year to manslaughter in the death of Const. Shelby Patton. Patton, 26, had pulled over a suspected stolen truck in the town of Wolseley, east of […]
Saskatchewan inquest to hear details from officers who took killer into custody

Saskatchewan inquest to hear details from officers who took killer into custody

Feb 28, 2024 | 9:58am
A Saskatchewan coroner’s inquest is expected to hear more from officers and paramedics who responded as a mass killer was taken into police custody.  Myles Sanderson had been on the run for several days when police caught up to him on Sept. 7, 2022. Jurors were shown video from RCMP dashboard cameras of a high-speed police pursuit […]
Inquest into in-custody death of mass killer begins with RCMP testimony

Inquest into in-custody death of mass killer begins with RCMP testimony

Feb 26, 2024 | 12:46pm
A coroner’s inquest is hearing details about how Mounties searched for a man who killed 11 people and injured 17 others in the days after the mass stabbing in Saskatchewan. Myles Sanderson had been on the run for several days when police caught up to him on Sept. 7, 2022.  During a pursuit, the 32-year-old […]
RCMP officers going through First Aid Training to assist injured police dogs

RCMP officers going through First Aid Training to assist injured police dogs

Feb 19, 2024 | 6:00am
Police Dogs and K-9 Units have become as common in police forces as badges and guns. In 2023, RCMP police dogs and their handlers responded to 1035 calls for service in Saskatchewan in 2023. Not all of these situations are safe, and occasionally police dogs are injured as they face the same risks an RCMP […]
Naloxone resistant fentanyl could be circulating in Saskatchewan

Naloxone resistant fentanyl could be circulating in Saskatchewan

Dec 12, 2023 | 8:51pm
The RCMP are warning there is a dangerous strain of fentanyl circulating in Southern Saskatchewan, particularly in the Swift Current and Moose Jaw areas.  The biggest concern is this strain could be resistant to but may be resistant to naloxone, a fast-acting drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of overdoses caused by opioids. Police […]
RCMP team ‘between contracts,’ unavailable at first for Saskatchewan stabbings: emails

RCMP team ‘between contracts,’ unavailable at first for Saskatchewan stabbings: emails

Sep 15, 2023 | 12:24pm
By:  Kelly Geraldine Malone in Saskatoon A specialized RCMP team that deals with high-risk situations was not immediately available to respond to a stabbing rampage and hunt for a mass killer in Saskatchewan because it was “in between contracts,” internal emails show. Documents obtained under freedom of information laws show Ottawa’s Emergency Response Team-Special Activities Group, also known […]
Saskatchewan RCMP’s top Mountie says relationships built after mass stabbing

Saskatchewan RCMP’s top Mountie says relationships built after mass stabbing

Sep 3, 2023 | 11:29am
–Reporter: Jeremy Simes in Regina — While Saskatchewan’s top Mountie says policing hasn’t dramatically changed since last year’s mass stabbing on a First Nation, what has is the RCMP’s relationship with the community. Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said James Smith Cree Nation’s new security team has become an extra set of eyes and ears, working […]

UPDATE: Amber Alert Issued in Battlefords cancelled; children located safe

Jun 9, 2023 | 11:14am

The Ambert Alert that was issued by Battlefords RCMP has been cancelled. According to the RCMP, the children have been located safe at a residence on Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation. The mother of the children is also in police custody.