The goal of Laurier’s courses is to ensure that what you learn in the virtual classroom can be immediately applied on the job. These gains will be reflected in your performance and prepare you for increased responsibility.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
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
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
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