This Week in Policing – January 30, 2009

It’s been another busy week, so let’s get down to it.

In Vancouver:

  • Thursday, January 28th was the 2009 Commendation Ceremony held by the Vancouver Police Department.  Seven citizens were awarded Certificates of Merit, and there were thirteen Police Unit Citations.  Seventeen police officers, as well as one police dog, were awarded the Chief Constables Commendation, and Constables Wayne Thompson and Nick Bell were awarded the highest honour of the Vancouver Police Department’s Award of Valour.  The VPD’s Public Affairs and Marketing website has extensive coverage on each of the awards, and what each officer did to distinguish themselves in the line of duty.  To read all the stories, please go to the Media Releases section and click on the date 2009.01.29/2009 Commendation Ceremony.
  • Charges have been now been approved against two off-duty municipal police officers who were involved in an incident that took place in Vancouver on January 21, 2009.  Charged are a West Vancouver constable and a New Westminster constable.  Yes, I do have an opinion on this entire case, but I’m going to keep my opinion to myself for the time being and let the wheels of justice figure this one out.
  • On January 27, 2009, Chief Constable Jim Chu spoke about the 2009 Law Enforcement Torch Run, in support of Special Olympics.  For his full presentation, please see Media Releases dated 2009.01.27

Lower Mainland and GVRD:

  • Coquitlam RCMP issued a public warning earlier in the week warning women, particularly those living in ground floor accommodations, to keep their windows and doors locked after a stranger attack on a woman. 
  • Surreyis still under fire with two more shootings this week
  • Kelowna, in the Okanagan, was the site of a double shooting outside of a business.  Full details and updates can be read on CHBC News, and it is believed the attack was gang related.

Weird News from the US:

That last one makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

That’s it for this week.  Have a good weekend, and stay safe.

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