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
We learn at a young age that there are social norms about staring at people in public. The rule simply being that it is not done, lest we be labelled rude, or even worse. But sometimes we see people, and we feel an overwhelming need to look at them, to watch them. Often a series of quick glances ...Read more
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
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
Getting this opportunity to blog regularly about policing issues is a real treat for me. I've always been intrigued by policing , and later in my career, became increasingly intrigued by the environment within which policing happens. Indulge me for a minute while I tell you how I arrived here, ...Read more