|CBC - RCMP to act on all recommendations in Moncton shooting report|
The RCMP is promising to learn from the Moncton shootings on June 4 that killed three officers and wounded two others.
On Friday, the RCMP said all of the recommendations in a review by retired assistant commissioner Alphonse MacNeil will be acted upon, and promised to keep the public updated on their progress.
The MacNeil Review includes 64 recommendations.
In the RCMP response, Assistant Commissioner Bob Paulson says deadly threats to police are not going to go away.
"It is our obligation — our duty — to make sure that we can be as prepared as humanly possible to meet these threats, having regard for who we are and where we live," Paulson said.
Improvements to training and equipment
The RCMP is currently looking at whether carbine training and "immediate action rapid deployment" training should become part of the mandatory cadet curriculum offered at the RCMP Training Academy.
"This would ensure all members arriving at their posts would be fully trained and prepared to deal with an active shooter situation," says the RCMP response.
RCMP are also trying to speed up the delivery of patrol carbine training by assigning three officers to each instructor in training programs rather than the current ratio of two officers to one instructor.
The MacNeil Review noted that despite the fact that hard body armour was available in marked patrol vehicles and in an equipment room on the night of June 4, none of the officers who responded early on were wearing the protective gear.
One of the wounded officers said she would have put on her hard body armour had she been given better information, while other members said they were unfamiliar with the new protective equipment.