Police Human Rights Project Extended

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Windsor Police Services will extend the deadline for its Human Rights Project by another six months.

Windsor police and the Windsor Police Services Board say work on the final year of the three-year project is about 85% complete. The extension will give subcommittees time to complete work on outstanding initiatives.

Police Chief Al Frederick welcomes the extension. “Such an important project involves many steps and sometimes it needs a little extra time to get it done right.” The final report is due this October.

The project, launched in February 2011, is a joint initiative involving Windsor police, the police services board, the Ontario Police College and the Ontario Human Rights Commission. It will identify human rights issues within policing and develop strategies to address concerns. Areas being looked at include recruitment, promotion and retention, training, education, and outreach.