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Calgary Police had a ‘tumultuous’ year in 2021: chief – Calgary
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Calgary Police had a ‘tumultuous’ year in 2021: chief – Calgary

Calgary Police Service Chief Mark Neufeld said 2021 will go down as a “tumultuous” year in the history books, as he and the force’s senior leadership delivered their annual report to a city committee on Thursday. The city’s community development committee heard the police service faced many challenges over the last year, which began with the death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett.According to Neufeld, continued impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, a rise in violent crime, staffing issues and a heavier workload contributed to a significant decline in employee morale in 2021.“We really saw things start to turn back to pre-pandemic levels at a time when we had a tired and frustrated workforce,” Neufeld said.“Notwithstanding the challenges that we navigated during that period of time, our folks ...