Television shows typically depict police officers cracking cases and making busts, and even the nightly news usually focuses on the manhunt of the moment. This sometimes obscures the fact that crime prevention is one of the most important duties of law enforcement along with law enforcement, ...Read more
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
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are unique because they encompass national, federal, provincial and municipal responsibilities. From its founding in 1873 with 150 officers, it's grown to over 28,000 today.
It began as a central police service, called the North-West Mounted ...Read more
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
Canada is becoming an increasingly diverse nation, and its multi-cultural landscape is expanding to meet the needs of more than 200 different ethnic and cultural groups. Experts forecast that visible minorities will become the visible majority by 2017, especially in major cities like Toronto. ...Read more
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
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