There are growing concerns from inside the ranks of the Calgary Police Service.
The results of an internal survey will be discussed at the Police Commission on Tuesday afternoon, which shows concerns surrounding staffing levels, response times and the ability to investigate matters thoroughly.
On the issue of a diverse workplace, many agree it is diverse, but fewer agree it is inclusive.
The report says some employees are concerned about nepotism and favouritism, but many also believe hiring should be based on having the right skill set and not necessarily on “diversity.”
Among some of the other findings:
– 95% of officers believe Calgary is a safe place to live, but 38% strongly agree with it being safe (which is down)
– 61% of officers are “satisfied” with service CPS provides (which is up), while 25% are very satisfied (which is down)
– employee satisfaction with their job is down
– engagement among sworn members is down, while engagement with civilian members is up