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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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June 13, 2012

Last Saturday’s ride along was a hoot. The young woman (I know her well, so let’s call her ‘Jane’) was a bit nervous beforehand, and when she arrived at the kennels for the start of the shift, she admitted she felt as if she had been getting ready for a date. “What do I wear? […]

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Drug presentation & DTES walk-about

June 11, 2012

Two Friday’s ago, the Odd Squad gave their drug presentation to my daughter’s sports team to provide the girls a basic understanding about the hazards of drug use. The presentation was the same provided to high schools but was tailored to the small group, which was ideal as the girls were in their peer environment. […]

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