The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is renewing its core values. We're taking action to make sure they are modern, inclusive, and resonate with employees and the diverse communities we serve.
The RCMP completed a review of its current core values in consultation with employees, Indigenous nation builders and stakeholders. Five core values were identified to guide our actions going forward:
- Act with integrity: We conduct ourselves ethically, and do so with honesty, dignity, and honour.
- Show respect: We treat all people with fairness. We value and promote reconciliation, diversity and inclusion by being considerate of the democratic rights, history and lived experiences of others.
- Demonstrate compassion: We care for each other and the communities we serve by approaching each situation with empathy and a genuine desire to help.
- Take responsibility: We are transparent about our decisions and actions and hold ourselves accountable for the results and impacts.
- Serve with excellence: We commit to continuous learning, and work collaboratively with colleagues, communities, and partners to provide and support innovative and professional policing services.
The renewed core values incorporate important feedback received throughout the consultation process, while maintaining elements of the core values that were adopted in 1997. They are put into action in the RCMP's first-ever organizational values statement, which is our ethical commitment to ourselves and the communities we serve:
We are your RCMP
We commit to keeping our workplaces and communities safe and to bringing out the best in ourselves.
We put these words into action to strengthen our relationships and earn trust and confidence by acting with integrity, showing respect, demonstrating compassion, taking responsibility, and serving with excellence.
The RCMP is taking a phased approach in applying the renewed core values that will look to employees for their input for a coordinated and holistic implementation across the organization.
The first phase is to conduct an environmental scan with the support of representatives from across the organization, which will be followed by engagement sessions with employees and bargaining agents.
The information collected will inform an action plan to roll out the renewed core values across the RCMP by our 150th anniversary next year.
I'm determined to bring about positive, lasting change in the RCMP. Renewing the RCMP's core values reinforces our commitment to strengthening trust and accountability with all Canadians, and brings us one step closer to reaching this goal.