Job growth in policing in Quebec has been steadily rising in recent years. The main policing organization serving Quebec is the Sûreté du Québec, which has jurisdiction over the entire province. More than 145 years old, the Sûreté du Québec is a provincial police service that provides services ...Read more
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
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.
New technologies can ...Read more
A university degree can greatly expand your career opportunities and your potential for advancement.
For example, a police officer who earns a university degree has greater opportunity to advance within the department and has more options outside of law enforcement in terms of career ...Read more
People interested in maintaining law and order, and detecting and preventing crime, have more opportunity than ever to pursue a career in policing services in Canada. The Canadian policing field offers a diverse spectrum of possibilities - border services, public police services, private sector ...Read more
The partnership between humans and canines dates back thousands of years. Dogs have served in various ways – as hunters, guardians, livestock herders, draft animals and loyal companions. Today, men and women in Canadian Police Services partner with dogs to protect the public. Police officers put ...Read more
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
Officers in Canada's police services have demanding schedules with unpredictable shifts, and staying healthy and well-rested can often be challenging in this environment. Luckily, by following a number of healthy habits regarding sleep, nutrition and exercise, police officers operating on a non- ...Read more
A 2012 survey of 4,500 Canadian police officers across the nation conducted by Professor Linda Duxbury of Carleton University in Ottawa found that around 50% of respondents reported that they experienced high levels of stress. Another 46% reported moderate stress levels. More than 60% of ...Read more
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