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Social Media in Today’s Policing World

Published on April 16, 2013 By Sandra

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 […]

Mistaken Identity

Published on August 30, 2012 By Sandra

While working early this morning, I was stopped at the side of the road in an area well known for its drug dealers and those struggling with addiction. The passenger side window of my unmarked/blacked out police SUV was partially down, and I was surveying the goings-on in the block when a woman called out. […]

Get-away gone awry

Published on August 27, 2012 By Sandra

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 […]

He should thank his roommate

Published on August 12, 2012 By Sandra

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 […]

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 […]