In this last post of the three-part series about women in policing, I want to explore some of the negative outcomes that can arise as a result of the non-standard distribution of women along the normal curve of job performance in policing. As you may recall, in my last post I wrote about a ...Read more
In light of social unrest in both Canada and the United States, Community Oriented Policing Services have been used to great success in Canada to foster goodwill between citizens and their local police departments. In many cases in which there was mistrust of police officers, the police sought ...Read more
No matter where you are in your life – or along in your career – getting a bachelor's degree is a good idea because:
● About three-quarters of the 100 best jobs in Canada require, or at least are relevant to, a bachelor's degree.
● Stated another way, slightly over 77 percent of ...Read more
Officers in Canada's police services have demanding schedules with unpredictable shifts, and staying healthy and well-rested can often be challenging in this environment. Luckily, by following a number of healthy habits regarding sleep, nutrition and exercise, police officers operating on a non- ...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