Vol. 81, No. 1
Handle with care Spotlight on health and safety
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Striving for safer, healthier employees
When we first started planning our issue on health and safety, we thought each story would easily fall under one category or the other.
Every second counts in avalanche rescue
When a person is buried violently underneath metres of snow, avalanche rescue dogs and their handlers must respond rapidly.
Grassroots movement aims to prevent violence
It's a small square with a big meaning.
Community program increases residential safety
Residents in some apartment buildings will feel more secure now that Comox Valley RCMP has created a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program in their community.
Program keeps troubled kids out of justice system
A new partnership between police and youth probation officers in Surrey, B.C., aims to keep troubled kids on the right track.
Nine years ago, civilian member Roxanne Blanchette would watch her police co-workers practise their fitness test, known as PARE, on the heli-pad visible from her office window at the Fredericton RCMP detachment.
Key to a safe workplace
Policing can be a dangerous job and officers undergo regular training to protect themselves and the public. But operations aside, all RCMP employees also have a responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing.
The road to healing
When the RCMP's Road to Mental Health Readiness course, or R2MR, was piloted at Codiac detachment in New Brunswick in 2013, many people didn't take it seriously.
For most scenarios in which police officers have contact with fentanyl, wearing gloves appears to be enough to protect against overexposure.
Helping the helpers
As fires ravaged the forests of British Columbia last summer, RCMP officers worked long shifts to protect threatened communities — and a team of colleagues, in turn, worked to look after them.
Studying stress in police work
The University of Regina has begun its study on how policing affects the mental health of RCMP officers.
Return to work
Helping RCMP officers get back to work after a critical incident involves a network of people who provide professional help, patience and time to support their colleagues' return.
How can officers stay safe in their cars?
We asked four RCMP experts to tell us the biggest dangers they face in their cars, and how police can reduce the risk of injury to themselves and to the public.
Ask an expert
Calling the shots
When the RCMP responds to a crisis situation in New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island deciding when to send in a tactical vehicle, bomb squad or canine unit is Supt. Lucie Dubois's call.
Just the facts
Why do some ex-convicts relapse into crime? The answer can be complex and contradictory. But some facts are clear: keeping people out of jail in the first place helps them avoid a second or multiple incarcerations.
Trust is everything
At the RCMP's Elsipogtog detachment in New Brunswick, an eagle feather rests on top of a dresser in Sgt. Bill Collier's office. Receiving one is the highest honour among Indigenous people.
Making better-formed officers
Officers with the RCMP's Musical Ride are known for their horsemanship, but their time with the ride is more than an equine experience. The ride reinforces skills that are invaluable to police work.
Loud and clear
A new radio communication system used during the G7 summit in Quebec last summer is being deployed for use by the RCMP in Central Canada.
Coping with loss
Dozens of people gather at a family camp each summer to deal with the loss of loved ones — Canadian first responders who died in the line of duty, suddenly or by their own hand.
- Kevin Fowler
- Katherine Aldred
- Paul Northcott
- Paul Northcott
- Web publisher:
- Richard Vieira
- Graphic design:
- Jennifer Wale
- Jennifer Wale
- RCMP Translation Services
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