Policing Newcomers in Small and Medium Sized Cities in Ontario: Policy, Training and Practice

The original goals of this research project were to examine:

  • How police services in small and medium sized cities in Ontario understand the challenges and opportunities newcomers pose for policing in their respective communities;
  •  The extent to which newcomer issues, including perceptions and experiences of racism, have been incorporated into the policies and mission statements of police service organizations, and into training that police services provide their staff;
  • The possible discrepancies between policies and training in place to deal with newcomers and the degree to which policy and diversity officers within the police forces believe the policies and training to be effective. […]