Blue Line Magazine March 2010
I recall my number ONE Breathalyzer test. This is “the biggy” that every breath tech worries about because you can imagine what the defence lawyer could do when they found out that this is — THE FIRST.
I was working a quiet afternoon shift at the Traffic front desk when Harry gave me a wink and a nod as he began his shift. Harry, we will call him McCleneghan to protect the innocent, called out to me, “Don’t worry Morley — we will get you your first drunk in no time.”
!/issues/march_2010/cover.jpg!Building relationships is a key part of any successful community policing effort and an excellent manner for police services to excel in this effort is to create linkages to local educational institutions. Benefits can be quickly realized by both institutions. The first is career progression of existing staff and secondarily as a pool of identifiable talent drawn from the community policed.
By example a long history of collaboration between Fleming College and the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service (PLCPS) has produced tremendous results.
The strong connection with the local community college has been a key in producing successful graduates who go on to professional policing and security careers.
An open space with a chain preventing vehicles from entering and exiting is not a “place” for the purposes of break and enter, the Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled.
In R. v. Ausland, 2010 ABCA 17, two men were observed backing a semi tractor up to a chain between two cement posts. Secured by a padlock, the chain was the only thing controlling access to an unfenced yard used to store trailers. No physical barriers impeded pedestrian access but the yard was patrolled by security guards and there were cameras. The men cut the chain and backed the tractor up to a trailer parked in the lot, connected it and were ready to pull away when police arrived in response to an emergency call.