Nunavut’s RCMP are inviting Nunavummiut to respond to a survey on body cameras, which police officers in Iqaluit started wearing on Nov. 30.
The Mounties have made a questionnaire available in Inuktitut, English and French at: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/nu/body-worn-cameras-iqaluit
Those living in Iqaluit without access to the internet can pick up a copy of the survey at the city’s detachment building.
Some of the topics include: body-worn cameras help the police to be more transparent and body-worn cameras are an invasion of my privacy. Respondents are asked whether they strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree or strongly disagree with those statements.
Another question posed is: do you have any cultural, religious, or spiritual concerns with the use of body-worn cameras in your community?
“We encourage you to visit our site and complete the survey, which will help us to become more effective in the evaluation of our use of these cameras to help increase trust and transparency of police within the Territory of Nunavut,” the RCMP stated in a news release.
Additional background on the RCMP’s use of body cameras in Iqaluit can be found here: https://nunavutnews.com/nunavut-news/iqaluit-rcmp-to-begin-wearing-body-cameras-on-monday-as-pilot-project-gets-underway/