An inside audit of how the RCMP decommissions its automobiles has uncovered a collection of shortcomings.
The report was written in response to 2 instances in Nova Scotia of individuals utilizing former RCMP automobiles to impersonate cops, together with the April 2020 mass taking pictures that killed 22 individuals.
The evaluation discovered there was inconsistent proof in RCMP information to show automobiles have been absolutely decommissioned earlier than their sale by GCSurplus, the federal disposal authority.
As effectively, the evaluation discovered that some of the automobiles offered by means of GCSurplus had some markings and gear that might determine them as former legislation enforcement automobiles.
The evaluation crew found there was no nationwide checklist of gear and markings required to be faraway from decommissioned RCMP automobiles.
Although decommissioning is addressed in RCMP manuals, the evaluation discovered that the technical facets of eradicating gear and decals weren’t documented and differ throughout the nation.
The report says the RCMP’s chief monetary officer agrees with the evaluation’s findings and acknowledges there are alternatives to strengthen decommissioning requirements and associated controls.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 25, 2022.