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Scrutiny: are you looking at me? Blog header

Scrutiny: are you looking at me?

We learn at a young age that there are social norms about staring at people in public. The rule simply being that it is not done, lest we be labelled rude, or even worse. But sometimes we see people, and we feel an overwhelming need to look at them, to watch them. Often a series of quick glances ...Read more

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police body language

What Does Your Policing Body Language Say About You?

Body language is an important part of any career, but it is particularly valuable in law enforcement. A police officer interacts with a wide array of individuals, so body language impacts his or her interactions with the public. By understanding policing body language and the way citizens ...Read more

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Police Car

What is Community Policing?

What do you imagine when you imagine good policing? For most Canadians, the images that come to mind are of officers calmly resolving conflicts without physical force, helping people feel safe, and interacting positively with the disadvantaged. These are the signs of strong community policing, ...Read more

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WLU Anti Oppression Blog Header

Trends in Canadian Law Enforcement Today: Anti-Oppression

Over the past few months the WLU blog has taken a magnifying glass to some of the most pressing topics in Canadian law enforcement today, including cybercrime , fentanyl abuse and distracted driving. Our final post in the series is a shift in perspective. Rather than looking outward at the ...Read more

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Leadership Styles and Police Incident Command Blog Header

Leadership Styles and Police Incident Command

by Dr. Frank Trovato

Is there one best leadership style for managing crisis incidents? The management literature offers an abundance of opinions on this subject. For example in the police literature, the common styles identified by a number of police training facilities have included ...Read more

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Trends in Canadian Law Enforcement Today: Fentanyl Abuse Blog Header

Trends in Canadian Law Enforcement Today: Fentanyl Abuse

Trends in Canadian Law Enforcement Today: Fentanyl Abuse

Last month we debuted a new series on the top challenges faced by police in Canada with a look at cybercrime . Today we’re moving on to examine the ongoing fentanyl crisis, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of Canadians and ...Read more

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Trends in Canadian Law Enforcement Today: Cybercrime Blog Header

Trends in Canadian Law Enforcement Today: Cybercrime

Over the years, many police officers have been educated at Wilfrid Laurier University. Today, our online Bachelor of Arts in Policing program is recognized as one of the best programs for active law enforcement professionals looking to upgrade their skills. Over the next few months on the ...Read more

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The Value of Higher Education to a Career in Policing Blog Header

The Value of Higher Education to a Career in Policing

I remember reading with great interest some work by Dr. David Sunahara from the Canadian Police College about the anxiety created in new police officers when their expectations of a career in policing are turned upside down by the reality of police work - when the amount of time chasing "bad ...Read more

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ICYMI: Top Tips on Policing in Diverse Communities

One of the most pressing issues when it comes to policing in Ontario is managing an efficient and effective police service in a diverse community. There is no place where this is more evident than in Toronto, which is one of the world's most diverse cities. As a result, the police presence in ...Read more

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