Former Winnipeg police chief to help create new police training, province says

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is hiring a former Winnipeg police chief to help develop new public safety training across the province.

The province says Devon Clunis, who also served as inspector general of policing for the Ontario government, will lead a committee that will work with communities and police forces on a new system.

Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen says Clunis is a skilled leader and is passionate about bringing community stakeholders together.

Clunis says policing is facing a time of change and work is needed to ensure communities are safe and healthy into the future.

Clunis served as Winnipeg police chief from 2012 to 2016.

Goertzen says an initial progress report is expected by the end of January.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 2, 2022 .

The Canadian Press