The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary produced this recruitment video to express its openness to gender equality within the force. The ad was released for Pride Week 2014. YouTube photo.
In a new recruitment campaign video for the RNC, images of the force's "Public Order Unit" are used to entice new recruits. In 2008 members of the Toronto Police Service visited St. John's to train RNC officers in "crowd control". At the time, Sgt. Russ Cook of the Toronto Police Service told The Telegram, "The whole philosophy around public order is crowd management. We have the ability to go out and meet and greet the people we're dealing with, and then we work on the basis of gradual application of force." Photo: gornc.ca
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Duke of Duckworth in St. John's. Photo by Jeremy T. Hetzel via Flickr Commons.
Tree of Life, April 2014. Facebook photo.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary produced this recruitment video to express its openness to gender equality within the force. The ad was released for Pride Week 2014. YouTube photo.

The RNC recruitment ad: pretty film, marketing disaster

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's new...

In a new recruitment campaign video for the RNC, images of the force's "Public Order Unit" are used to entice new recruits. In 2008 members of the Toronto Police Service visited St. John's to train RNC officers in "crowd control". At the time, Sgt. Russ Cook of the Toronto Police Service told The Telegram, "The whole philosophy around public order is crowd management. We have the ability to go out and meet and greet the people we're dealing with, and then we work on the basis of gradual application of force." Photo: gornc.ca

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