May 25, 2015


Letters to the Editor

Clunis has shown leadership

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Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis (centre) speaks at an Oct. 30 news conference.

JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS archives Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis (centre) speaks at an Oct. 30 news conference.

When Winnipeggers talk about the challenges facing our city, the top three issues are the weather, the roads and crime.

While the province is rightfully allocating new money toward infrastructure and roads, the biggest and potentially most significant opportunities for change are rolling out within the Winnipeg Police Service itself.

Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis has only held the position for one year, but he, along with Justice Minister Andrew Swan, has already made significant changes to the culture of policing in Winnipeg. Clunis genuinely reaches out to community organizations for advice; he has shown leadership in using his position to open up conversation on the root causes of crime, such as poverty, racism and neglect; and he has displayed a willingness to take chances, trying new approaches to dealing with crime, rather than simply locking people up.

There is not much we can do about the weather, but two out of three ain't bad.

DAVID JACKS

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 25, 2013 A8

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