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Expecting her to do otherwise is only setting her and the RCMP up for failure.”As she took the podium Friday at the RCMP training academy in Regina, where she has been commanding officer since October 2016, Lucki, an assistant commissioner, pledged to do what she could to modernize the police force and ensure that its membership reflects the diverse population.“I will not have all the answers, but I definitely plan on asking all the right questions and maybe some difficult ones,” she said.
“I plan to challenge assumptions, seek explanations and better understand the reasons how we operate.
To some law enforcement observers, Brenda Lucki’s appointment Friday as RCMP commissioner — the first female Mountie to take on the role in a permanent capacity — was unquestionably historic and long overdue.
But her appointment alone, they said, is not enough to bring about lasting, meaningful change to a force that has been beleaguered by persistent accusations of a toxic work environment, lack of accountability and strained relations with Indigenous communities.
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When Lucki takes the helm of the 30,000-member national police force in April, she will still be surrounded by an “old boys’ club,” many of whom are resistant to change, they said.“To be honest, the gender of the new commissioner, although historic, will not equate to significant cultural change unless the right conditions are created,” said Angela Workman-Stark, a professor of organizational behaviour at Athabasca University and former chief superintendent at the RCMP.“This means having the right people on her leadership team, acknowledging and taking ownership of the behaviours that need to change, and committing to put the appropriate mechanisms in place for this to occur.
The government will also need to step up and provide the requisite support; she can’t do this without additional funding.
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