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Get-away gone awry

August 27, 2012

Proper decision making is clearly missing from all criminal endeavours. Take today. Two men plan and commit a robbery. They grab their loot, create complete chaos, and make their escape. But here’s where it goes terribly wrong, at least from the crook’s perspective: instead of having a get-away car, they rely on public transit. Bless […]

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Double Take

August 21, 2012

In 2005, another officer and I were each paired with young, prospective police dogs Hondo and Knight, litter mates from overseas. The other officer and I spent the next several weeks testing and getting to know the new dogs to see if they would make the cut.¬†They both did, and we all entered training together. […]

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He should thank his roommate

August 12, 2012

Last night was a busy summer Saturday night – downtown was jammed, there was an event at Roger’s Arena, and backyards were host to a multitude of BBQ parties (including one apparently epic game of beer pong that included an entire street of neighbours – no complaints there, thank goodness, even though I do wonder […]

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Guest Post – Surviving Your Relationships

August 3, 2012

  Sgt. Betsy Branter Smith originally posted this article on The topic of how law enforcement officers interact with their family and friends outside of work needs to be taken seriously by officers if they want to have a long and fulfilling career. This job is demanding and without a solid and supportive network […]

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On the Eve

June 25, 2012

It’s been 100 years since the Vancouver Police Department hired the first police woman. The Vancouver Police Museum will be releasing their interactive exhibit on June 30, 2012. 100 years of women in policing. 1912 to 2012 – how cool is that? There are a couple of big events planned for the coming months, including […]

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