Building Trust, Restoring Confidence: MMIWG Recommendations for Strengthening Police Oversight in Newfoundland and Labrador

This Final Report of the First Voice Working Group on Police Oversight is the product of an 18-month community-led project to review the system of police oversight in Newfoundland and Labrador. Its purpose is to lay the foundation for the work that must be done to implement MMIWG Calls for Justice 5.7 and 9.2(iii) within the province. It compares Newfoundland and Labrador’s police oversight mechanisms to other jurisdictions, identifying gaps that urgently need to be addressed. With a view toward that end, Building Trust, Restoring Confidence makes 26 recommendations to the provincial government in five broad groups, including the creation of a police oversight board that is independent of police, civilian-led, politically neutral, and representative of the province’s diverse communities.

Published: October 2022
Length: 56 pages
Measures: 8.5” (w) x 11” (h)
ISBN: 978-1-7387971-0-3
Available in both print and online versions