June 8, 2021 Media Release

Statement To Our Community

I love the diversity of our community. I have come to know that we share more in common than our differences would suggest:

  • We all want to live peacefully.
  • We all want prosperity for our families.
  • We all want our children to have opportunities to grow and thrive.

Irrespective of your beliefs, no one wants to be treated differently because of their customs, their culture, ethnicity, or their faith.

No one wants to be treated differently because of the color of their skin or the way that they dress.

I know this because I spend time in the community and try to get to know the people in our community.

I know this because people from many different backgrounds and faiths are police officers in the Winnipeg Police Service.

Today we remember the victims of a senseless massacre in London, Ontario, victims of hate and intolerance.

Once again, we stand with the Islamic community, and lend our voice, our support, and our strength because they are part of our community, our city, and our country.

As a community it is important that if you see something unusual, say something so that this information can get to the right people to do something to intervene. We have done this before, and we must do it again.

As a police officer and the head of the police service I do this because it is my duty; but more importantly I do this as a friend, and friends support and protect one another.

We must not forget.

Danny Smyth,
Chief of Police

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca