SFU Associate Professor of Criminology Bryan Kinney says the creation of the advisory board is step in the right direction but it will take some time to “right the ship”.
“Its kinda like turning around battleship, it needs lots of room and lots of time to make any one-eighty turns. So I think we need to be calm and patient, in terms of anticipating anything being particularly noteworthy at least in the next year or two.” – Bryan Kinney, SFU Associate Professor
According to Kinney, this is the best way to change or modify the culture within the RCMP without stripping the good parts of the RCMP such as discipline.
Kinney went on to say the RCMP is different than local police forces as they are part of a larger entity and have rich traditions and structuring. These traditions could possibly make it difficult for any changes to happen quickly.