All officers in Ontario must attend the police college located deep in Amish county for four months, before going to their respective posts throughout the Province. The instructors come from all the different services too, with varied experiences and policing styles. I had one female Sergeant from OPP who I really connected with while there. … More We Are a Superstitious Lot
Working with men is a very different experience than working with females or mixed groups. I have come to realize that they really are just eight year old boys that are tall, whose hormones have gone astray and if a pretty girl walks by them, well, they become babbling idiots! And so starts my day, … More How Old Are You?
It was 05:30 am and there was just a little over an hour before the end of shift. We were silent, driving around the neighbourhood, fading into that zone that night workers reach about this time, the humming zone, where you are half way between awake and asleep. Then it happened. Our peaceful quiet was … More Brawn vs Brains
The dispatcher was giving us the details of the hot shot as it came in. A hot shot is an emergency that is occurring this minute, that if we are available, dispatched and close, may result in a different outcome for a person, a victim. The mother is calling in for her sixteen year old … More The Worst Kind Of Call
I used to spend a lot of time in doctor’s offices as I grew up, especially in my teen years. I was sickly and had a lot of stuff going on medically at times. I used to enjoy reading Reader’s Digest, but specifically the columns, Life’s Like That and All in a Day’s Work. These … More SNIPPETS – Volume 1