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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 […]

Determinants of Injury and Death in Canadian Police Officers

This research note examined the nature and causes of injuries and fatalities among Canadian police officers through an analysis of the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada injury and fatality time loss claims databases. The data for this research note derived from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada injury and fatality time […]

An Analysis of the Socio-Economic and Sociodemographic Contributors to Intimate Partner Violence in RCMP Jurisdictions in British Columbia

This report examines the rate and response to intimate partner violence in 33 RCMP jurisdictions in British Columbia (BC) between January and December 2016, with an analysis of trends between 2011 – 2015 . Several lines of inquiry were considered to better understand intimate partner violence. In particular, the contextual variances that differentiate not just […]

A Literature Review on Illegal Firearms

According to the RCMP Firearms Operations and Enforcement Support, there were a total of 1,889 firearms offences in British Columbia in 2015, a decrease from 2,303 firearms offences in 2014 (RCMP Firearms Operations and Enforcement Support, 2016). This involved a wide range of offences, including robbery with a firearm, careless use of a firearm, the […]

The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Police Service Professionals – Workbook

This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the text, The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Police Service Professionals. It can be used as a self-study guide or in either a classroom or workshop setting. While many of the techniques outlined in the text can be used very effectively by an individual working with a paper and pencil or a […]

The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Police Service Professionals

While the primary function of police departments has remained consistent over time—to ensure the safety and security of all persons and property— how departments deliver their services is becoming more complex. Crime rates have generally declined over the past two decades, but the public is increasingly asking police departments to respond to a broader range […]