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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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History of the Canadian Mounted Police Blog Header

History of the Canadian Mounted Police

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

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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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The Importance of Diversity in Policing

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

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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

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