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(2020,
issue 2)
BY DIEGO OTEGUI [field_writer2]

Engage Disaster Scientists Early

At the outbreak of this current pandemic, many countries rapidly responded by requiring their populations maintain social distancing. In some cases, regional and even national confinement was enforced. Despite pockets of opposition, these regulations were mostly followed. As I write these lines, a few weeks before the end of 2020, the number of infected people has spiked, and yet, more than ever since the origins of the pandemic, these same regulations are being challenged or entirely disregarded. 

Vancouver Police Department
(2020,
issue 2)
[field_writer2] BY CHIEF ADAM PALMER

Each year, approximately one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is a recognized leader in policing for its multifaceted and innovative approach to supporting persons living with mental health issues. Further, the VPD appreciates that persons living with mental health issues are, sadly, often targeted by offenders – resulting in them being 15 times more likely to be the victim of a crime.

(2020,
issue 2)
BY CLIVE ADDY [field_writer2]

It is with great pride and that I thank Pascal Rodier for accepting the challenging post of Executive Editor. His 30+ years in public safety and emergency management will be a huge asset at FrontLine. Chris and I heartily welcome him as the new face of FrontLine Safety & Security

(2020,
issue 2)
BY MONIQUE ROLLIN [field_writer2]

Even the smallest agency needs a critical incident response plan. Small municipal police services that rely on mutual aid agreements are still the primary agency, and are just one call away from a critical incident that could cripple their response capacity. No town, location or community is exempt from violence and catastrophe. It’s too late when chaos erupts. 

Incidents in rural areas, like the recent mass killings in rural Nova Scotia, tell us that our agencies can’t call for assistance and stand by to wait for the cavalry to arrive. 

(2020,
issue 2)
BY LEE PATTERSON [field_writer2]
(the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)

As the world is distracted by the Covid-19 Pandemic, the media have seemingly embraced and fueled a desire to run a faster paced parallel story, a movement to “defund the police.” Social injustice stoked the movement that gained momentum this past summer when videos of police actions went viral. Social media platforms flooded personal devices with clips of alleged police mistreatment of community members, causing immediate reaction and division. 

(2020,
issue 2)
BY JEAN-MICHEL BLAIS [field_writer2]

Like many other leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in the 2000s, as a senior police executive in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the United Nations (UN), I saw the critical importance of leadership in dealing with the various problems, issues and challenges that were present at the time. 

(2020,
issue 2)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]

Developing a Modernized Criminal Justice Strategy that supports Offender Rehabilitation while putting Safety and Security First

September 28, 2020 - by Scott Newark LLB

(2020,
issue 2)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]
(the countdown is on for Federal action)

Scott Newark LLB

Alberta Court of Appeal ruling on searches of traveller electronic devices is a model for effective policy reform. and an appropriate role for the judiciary.