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A Fresh Start

Published on April 13, 2013 By Sandra

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 […]

No hot dogs!

Published on May 29, 2012 By Sandra

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 was City of Vancouver‘s Family Day. Various departments were there, including police, fire, and parks & recreation. The entire event was geared towards children and families: bouncy castles galore, popcorn, face painting, balloons, a mini-bike course, races, stickers and temporary tattoos. The Vancouver Police Department was represented by a large contingent. The Mounted Squad brought […]

Calendar Winners!

Published on November 17, 2011 By Sandra

Congratulations to the following two readers, who were selected using random.org: #44 – Eunice, comment left November 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm #61 – Jo Ewing, comment left November 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm. Eunice and Jo, please send me an email at sandra@behindtheblueline.ca to verify your identity and to provide a mailing address so […]

2012 Police Dog Calendar

Published on November 3, 2011 By Sandra

The Vancouver Police Dog Squad has released its 2012 Police Dog calendar, funded and produced by the Candy Anfield Memorial Foundation.   Candy Anfield, a Vancouver police officer, lost her battle with cancer in 2004. Photographer Derek Cain, who is also a Vancouver police officer, donated his time, skill and equipment to capture the spirit […]

History Lesson

Published on August 4, 2011 By Sandra

I’m turning into a bit of an historical enthusiast. Visits to the Vancouver Police Museum and the Vancouver Archives (my new favourite place), scouring boxes of old photos excavated during our department’s recent move to a new building, the salvage of wooden signs and an old window frame from the garage-turned-kennel that housed the dog […]