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Balancing Free Speech and Impartiality - Barry MacKnight - Blog Header

Balancing Free Speech and Impartiality - Barry MacKnight

Issues in Policing

10- Balancing Free Speech and Impartiality

As I write this post, the Ottawa Police Service is in the throes of grappling with a troubling case related to a police officer's right to express their personal views. Born of the tragic circumstances surrounding ...Read more

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WLU Research Shines Light on State of Pregnant Police Officers

Dr. Debra Langan, associate professor criminology, published a study based on data from interviews with 50 female police officers from Ontario. CBC News reports Langan’s study found that pregnant female officers saw a change in responsibilities. Specifically, the officers reported women were ...Read more

Dr Stacy Hannem
Dr Stacy Hannem

Faculty Member's Study Sheds Light on Canadian Sex Industry

Wilfrid Laurier University Criminology professor, Dr. Stacey Hannem isn’t afraid to talk about sex. Last year, she worked with Resources Education Advocacy for Local sex work (REAL) studying sex workers and their lives. Victoria Gray, BrantNews.com reports Hannem focused on the Brantford, Brant ...Read more

Police and the Media - Part 1
Police and the Media - Part 1

Police and the Media - Part 1

Within the first three years of my career in policing I became aware of the sometimes rocky relationship between the police and the media. I can recall media coverage of police related stories in both Canada and the US , and the critical focus on issues that were perceived to be important by the ...Read more

Cyber Cops and Cyber Crime
Cyber Cops and Cyber Crime

Cyber Cops: The Triumphs and Challenges of High-Tech Policing

With government services becoming increasingly digitized, it’s no surprise that law enforcement would do so as well. Police throughout Canada are adapting to new communications technologies creating a variety of opportunities and challenges.

Cyber Challenges

New technologies can ...Read more

community policing
community policing

Community Oriented Policing Services

In light of social unrest in both Canada and the United States, Community Oriented Policing Services have been used to great success in Canada to foster goodwill between citizens and their local police departments. In many cases in which there was mistrust of police officers, the police sought ...Read more

How to best work with local citizens against crime
How to best work with local citizens against crime

How to best work with local citizens against crime

One of the most important things a police service can do is work with local citizens to fight crime. Local citizens should be encouraged to be vigilant against crime and feel comfortable to speak openly to police when they have concerns. Police should strive to form healthy, cooperative ...Read more

These Extraordinary Women, Part 2 Blog Header
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These Extraordinary Women, Part 2

I want to share an interesting conversation that I once had with a really smart woman. It took place around 2010 or 2011 when I stopped into an employee consultation session to check on how things were going, chatting with the woman, Carol, who was the session's facilitator. Carol is a highly ...Read more

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