As the police organization for one of Canada’s fastest growing multicultural cities, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) had an interesting recruitment challenge on their hands. Recruiters felt that good candidates were failing their applications due to small problems that could be easily solved with a bit of mentoring – problems such as a lack of confidence, or discomfort with the demanding academy expectations that often go hand-in-hand with police training.
It might seem like a smooth sailing job with plenty of sunshine and splashing around, but a day in the life of a marine unit police officer is just as demanding as those patrolling the highways — it’s simply a different dynamic, as we found out during our wet ride-along with Barrie Police Service’s marine team.
Earlier this year, 12,000 fentanyl pills in B.C.’s Fraser Valley were taken off the street thanks to a newly trained nose for narcotics. The credit goes to RCMP police dog Doodz, who found the drugs in a car pulled over for speeding — the first dog in Canada to detect fentanyl after updated training in the spring, according to police.
There is a saying that goes, “medicine is the only victor in war.”
As is tradition, SP&T News is once again cracking open the year ahead and shining the light on upcoming trends in the industry. This time we pegged a number of experts in the field to see which directions CCTV, drones, cyber security, smart cities and the integration services business are all headed. If we can be certain of anything, analytics, cyber threats and hardware price erosion are all here to stay.
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Committee of Youth Officers for the Province of Ontario (COYO) Conference
February 20-22, 2019
Ontario Women in Law Enforcement Workshop
February 21-22, 2019
Guelph Emergency Services Charity Hockey Game
February 22, 2019