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November 7, 2013

I’ve started running the trails again, the ones that I used to run with PD Hondo. People and dogs populate the trails in the warmer months, and, unless I’m working, I dislike crowds. Now that the weather is starting to cool off and the leaves are falling, I have the trails pretty much to myself. […]

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The Other Side

August 23, 2013

Today was my first day off, and I spent the afternoon on South Granville. Not only did I score rock-star parking (at $2.00 an hour), I got to watch my police brothers and sisters in action while they dealt with an arrest. It was weird, watching them when they had no idea I was there. […]

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Life as a Social Media Officer

May 29, 2013

It’s been an interesting first month as the Vancouver Police Department’s social media officer. After spending almost my entire working life outside, on my feet or in a car, it’s a new experience sitting at a desk. At least the desk is next to a floor-to-ceiling window with a nice south view, so it still sort of feels […]

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Social Media in Today’s Policing World

April 16, 2013

Facebook. Twitter. Blogging (like the one you are reading now!). Pinterest. All of these are social media platforms for people to interact with other people and companies. According to Merriam-Webster, social media is described as “forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content.” And […]

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A Fresh Start

April 13, 2013

During my last few years in the Dog Squad, I had thought my career would progress on the expected path of developing the skills required for promotion to Sergeant. What I did not expect was the drastic turn my personal life would take when we lost my husband’s sister to cancer last year. Her death […]

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