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Public Safety Survey: Burnaby

Satisfaction among the public with their local police is important as it effects confidence in the police to ensure public safety, increases public support for local police, and increases the public’s willingness to report crime and suspicious activity (Hinds, 2007). Research in Canada has consistently found a high level of public satisfaction with the police. […]

Police Statistics on Marijuana Drug Files in Surrey, the Lower Mainland, and the Rest of British Columbia 2004-2008

The purpose of this report is to provide a closer examination of the marijuana drug files coming to the attention of police agencies, particularly to the RCMP detachment in Surrey, British Columbia between 2004 and 2008. More specifically, this report will analyse and compare the changes in the quantity of marijuana files, the nature of […]

Police Drug Sample Submissions to the Health Canada Drug Analysis Service Laboratory and Police Statistics on Drug Offences in British Columbia 2004-2008

Over the last five years, the Health Canada Drug Analysis Service Laboratory has seen significant changes in the overall number of drug submissions sent to its facility in Burnaby, British Columbia by law enforcement agencies in British Columbia. In effect, the Health Canada Drug Analysis Service Laboratory saw a decline in the number of submissions […]

Public Safety, Victimization, and Perceptions of the Police in 8 RCMP Jurisdictions in British Columbia

This report presents the results of a public safety survey conducted by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University College of the Fraser Valley in eight RCMP Detachment jurisdictions. The purpose of the survey was to describe residents’ feelings about their own personal safety and the nature and extent of victimization in […]

Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) ~ Phase 1: Task Analysis

While police work is primarily sedentary, police officers are required to frequently engage in near maximal workloads for short periods of time during incidents of a critical nature (Anderson et al., 2001). Critical incidents are often extremely physically challenging while the failure of officers to perform in such situations could clearly endanger themselves, their fellow […]

Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) ~ Phase 2: Discrete Item Analysis

Bona fide occupational requirements can be defined as “a condition of employment that is imposed in the belief that it is necessary for the safe, efficient, and reliable performance of the job and which is objectively, reasonably necessary for such performance (Gledhill, Jamnik and Shaw, 2001: p 9).” Organisations who wish to impose a bona […]

The Nature and Extent of Impaired Driving in RCMP Jurisdictions in British Columbia: A Review of Police Files

Impaired driving is a criminal offence that has the potential to both directly and indirectly affect many lives. Although reported rates of this dangerous activity have decreased over the past several decades, impaired driving continues to represent a large proportion of cases heard in court. However, there is a lack of research in Canada regarding […]

A Report on the Utility of the Automated Licence Plate Recognition System in British Columbia

With the high rate of auto theft in British Columbia and the general risk to the public from unlicenced, prohibited, or uninsured drivers, the RCMP, other municipal police forces, and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia continue to develop and test a myriad of strategies to keep citizens safe. One such strategy is the deployment […]

Revisiting Hydroponic Cultivation Equipment Outlets in British Columbia, Alberta, and Washington State

This report describes the results of a study that examined the number of hydroponic shops in British Columbia in comparison to the number of such shops within the borders of its two major neighbors, Washington State and Alberta. In doing so, the report provides an update to a very similar examination conducted in the fall […]