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News Release - Manitoba

November 2, 2022


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Position to Create Community Partnerships to Enhance Safety: Goertzen

The Manitoba government has signed a one-year contract with Devon Clunis, former chief of the Winnipeg Police Service and former inspector general of policing for the Ontario government, to lead a collaborative approach in the development and implementation of the Manitoba Public Safety Training Strategy, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

“As part of our government’s commitment to supporting police services to keep Manitobans safe, I am honoured to announce this effort to support consistent, provincewide public safety training programs,” said Goertzen. “Devon Clunis is renowned as a skilled transformational leader who is passionate about bringing community stakeholders together to make a difference and I am confident his extensive knowledge and experience will provide a strong foundation for this new strategy.”

Clunis will lead collaboration with communities and police and public safety partners to establish the Manitoba Public Safety Training Steering Committee, including developing its terms of reference, and will serve as the committee’s chair, the minister noted.

As part of the role, Clunis will also provide facilitation and advice for community safety and well-being planning for communities throughout the province, the minister added.

“We are in a time of significant change in policing and community safety. It requires a conscientious effort to ensure our communities are safe and healthy well into the future,” said Clunis. “I’m honoured to work with the community and policing partners to ensure policing in our province continues to advance as an example of excellence in policing and community safety.”

The initial strategic framework will be completed by Jan. 31, 2023, the minister noted.

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