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Surrey RCMP Ride Along Study – Surrey Nutrition Report

Good nutrition is important to staying healthy. This is especially important if your job requires you to be physically fit. Given their mandate, police officers must have a readiness to respond quickly and sometimes lastingly to extremely taxing physical situations (Anderson and Plecas, 2008; Anderson, Plecas, & Segger, 2001). Moreover, police work can be extremely […]

Understanding and Reducing RCMP Motor Vehicle Collisions

Despite training to handle the operation of motor vehicles under a variety of road, weather, and situational conditions, a substantial proportion of police vehicles are involved in collisions on an annual basis (Becker, Zaloshnja, Levick, Li, & Miller, 2003; Lundalv, Philipson, & Sarre, 2010). This is not unexpected given that police officers typically spend half […]

Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR): How Long Should the Data Retention Period Be?

Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR), also known as Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), is quickly becoming an efficient and effective tool for law enforcement agencies to assist police officers in identifying vehicles that are uninsured, stolen, or driven by someone without a license or prohibited from driving. It is also used by law enforcement to […]

An Analysis of Complaints against the RCMP in British Columbia: A 15 Year Review: 1994-2008

This report is in response to a request from the E Division Operations Strategy Branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to conduct a statistical review of complaints by the public against the RCMP in British Columbia. Specifically, the request was to describe the nature and extent of complaints against the RCMP in British […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]