Examining Police Protest and Conflict Liaison Practices in Canada

Protest and conflict have increasingly become a common feature of political life in many countries, including Canada. The policing of protests is complicated, given that it sits at the intersection of two vitally important, but sometimes conflicting, political interests, namely maintaining public safety and the public’s right to protest. Protests have historically been an important […]

An Examination of the Impact of Court Rulings on Police Investigation Time and Resources

In 2005, a report published by Malm et al. documented the rising demands for police services from the RCMP in British Columbia since the 1980s. The authors examined whether the amount of work necessary to respond to calls for police services increased or decreased over that period of time. The results demonstrated that not only […]

Assessing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of School Liaison Officers in British Columbia – A Qualitative Study of School Liaison Officers and School District Administrators

The Crime Reduction Research Program (CRRP) is the joint-research model in British Columbia between academics, the provincial government, and police agencies operated by the Office of Crime Reduction – Gang Outreach. The CRRP is supported and informed by a Crime Reduction Research Working Group which includes representation from the Ministry of Public Safety Solicitor General […]

An Examination of Police-Based Prolific Offender Programs and Teams in British Columbia

The Crime Reduction Research Program (CRRP) is the joint-research model in British Columbia between academics, the provincial government, and police agencies operated by the Office of Crime Reduction – Gang Outreach. The CRRP is supported and informed by a Crime Reduction Research Working Group which includes representation from the Ministry of Public Safety Solicitor General […]

A Review of Fire First Responder Responses to Lift Assist and Traumatic Fall Incidents: Analysis on City of Surrey Medical Incident Response

This study reviews the increasing demand for fire first responder response for non-emergency patient lift assists as well as requests to traumatic fall/back injuries within the City of Surrey, British Columbia. The purpose of this analysis is to understand the incident volumes, trends, frequency, and resources required to meet the current demands.

Tangled Up in Green: Cannabis Legalization in British Columbia After One Year

The pace at which cannabis legalization has occurred in the last five years is staggering. In that time, numerous US states have legalized recreational and medical cannabis and several countries, including Canada, have legalized it federally. In the span of under two years cannabis has gone from being a criminally prohibited substance to being considered […]

Canadian Firefighter Fatality and Injury: Trend Analysis of Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada Fatality and Injury Claims 2006 – 2018

The purpose of the study is to determine the trends for time-loss injury and fatality claims among firefighters due to industrial diseases by generating and comparing time-series data of Association of Worker’s Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) in 10-year periods. For that purpose, three Cohorts have been created and compared: Cohort 1 (2006 -2015), Cohort […]

City of Surrey Opioid Summit: Data to Action

Potential solutions for the overdose crisis were developed a ground-breaking summit June 4 and 5 in Surrey. Bringing together more than 60 experts, academics and service providers, the City of Surrey Opioid Summit: From Data to Action stemmed from the multi-agency Opioid Intervention Project the City has been spearheading with Statistics Canada since fall 2017. […]

Fire Risk in Senior Population Analysis of Canadian Fire Incidents

This research explores the risk of casualties (fatalities and injuries) among the senior population (aged 65 and over) in the event of a fire compared to the general population. The researchers analysed data available through the National Fire Information Database (NFID). The research also explores variations in risks of fatalities and injuries as a function […]