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

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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Women in Policing Part 1 Blog Header

These Extraordinary Women Part 1

I will be discussing diversity in policing regularly in this blog. It's a vast topic of great importance to the profession, and to our society in general, and because of that it is front and centre in our country's national dialogue on a daily basis. This week I'll start with a discussion of ...Read more

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How a BA in Policing Enhances Leadership Skills Blog Header

How a BA in Policing Enhances Leadership Skills

If you are thinking of becoming a police officer, or are already in the Canadian police service, you may be wondering how a Bachelor of Arts degree in policing would contribute to your career. Your career, after all, has many aspects: your ability to serve the public, ensure and defend public ...Read more

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Police Moms Blog Header

Under the Gun: How Does Being a Police Officer Affect Mothering?

It is my 8:30 class on Monday morning, and I am struggling to engage my Police and Society students. “A recent survey of Canadian police officers by Duxbury and Higgins points to the seriousness of the stresses experienced by police officers…” I begin enthusiastically, hoping that this ...Read more

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Policing adults with mental illness Blog Header

Best Practices for Policing Adults with Mental Disorders

Police officers face a variety of situations throughout their career, and many officers interact directly with adults who have been diagnosed with mental health disorders or show signs of mental health conditions. When obtaining a bachelor’s degree in policing, future officers learn the best ...Read more

The Importance of Communications Skills for Police Officers

Keeping the peace is one of the most difficult, challenging and rewarding jobs a Canadian can ask for. Police officers in Canada, need to rely on a wide range of tools and resources to do the job well. These include some of the traditional tools of the trade, such as a service firearm and ...Read more

Tragedy in policing
Tragedy in policing

Tragedy in Policing

In policing, tragedy is a constant companion. In most cases officers are dealing with the aftermath of the terrible circumstances that befall others; the accidents and misadventures, the brutality, the abuse, and the betrayal. But sometimes the police are the victims.

In my last blog ...Read more

Laurier: Inspiring Lives
Laurier: Inspiring Lives

It's All About Context

It is trite to say that context is everything, but context IS everything. Policing is a set of very complex activities applied by a group of diverse people, not all of whom are police officers, within a certain context. When I say context I mean: community, history, demographics, ethnic ...Read more

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