Constable Sandra Glendinning joined the Vancouver Police Department in 1995 after working for the Correctional Service of British Columbia. The first eight years of her career were spent in District Two, with several years spent walking the beat in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This was followed by a few years working in District Three.
Since before her time in policing, Constable Glendinning knew her true calling was to work with a police dog, and she focused both her career and her sights on obtaining that goal. In 2005, Constable Glendinning became the second VPD police woman to serve with the department’s elite Dog Squad. The first VPD police woman to serve in section, Constable Jeremy Field, worked with her police dog from the late 1970′s to the early 1980′s.
Constable Glendinning is honoured to have followed in Constable Field’s footsteps, and holds the Dog Squad Tradition close to her heart.
Being a police dog handler is not just a job, it’s a calling:
Constable Glendinning is aware many citizens do not really understand what a police officer’s job entails. Completely unlike modern TV shows, police officers are not able to solve murders in a one hour time slot (with time for commercials). Today, police officers face dangers not often seen in Canadian law enforcement and their job is becoming more hazardous. With this blog, Constable Glendinning hopes to blur the thin blue line of policing in an effort to help citizens understand what today’s officers deal with.
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