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by Morley
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Nothing Bad Happens On My Beat
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Nothing Bad Happens On My Beat

Today everyone has the right to die on the streets under the meanest of circumstances as a powerless police officer looks on. It was not always thus and recent extreme weather brought back a memory that I thought would be interesting to share.

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by Morley
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: The community fix toolbox
Replies: 0
Views: 200

The community fix toolbox

All laws are put in place as a toolbox from which law enforcement officers can draw upon to fix a problem in the community. Few things can be more frustrating for me, however, than an officer who reads too much into what the court system does or does not do to support them. https://behindthebluelin...
by Morley
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Reading the Riot Act
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Reading the Riot Act

Is a seldom used law still relevant? There is no area in greater need of serious study and de-briefing than crowd and riot control. Whether due to overly cautious police managers or simple confusion, the topic rarely receives serious attention. https://behindthebluelineweb.com/2019/01/24/reading-th...
by Morley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Adult in the Room
Replies: 0
Views: 239

The Adult in the Room

Regulatory challenges of cop marijuana use


https://behindthebluelineweb.com/2018/1 ... -the-room/
by Morley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Former Publisher to Be Honoured
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Former Publisher to Be Honoured

Morley Lymburner, the founder and former publisher of Blue Line Magazine, will be honoured with the Meritorious Service decoration (M.S.M.) from the Governor General of Canada. The Meritorious Service decoration (Civil Division) recognizes individuals who have performed an exceptional deed or activi...
by Morley
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nothing can replace street level intel
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Nothing can replace street level intel

The tragic death of two Fredericton Police officers creates another sad incident reminiscent of Moncton in June of 2014. These incidents cause a crushing blow to the morale of cops and citizens alike and my sympathies are extended to the families, friends and entire communities of these fallen heroe...
by Morley
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gaining a level of trust in police
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Gaining a level of trust in police

The police commission, which has little understanding of police work and apparently even less interest in learning more, continued to hound senior staff about this practice of recording who is doing what on the streets until they essentially killed it. Police in Toronto now have tunnel vision of wha...
by Morley
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wearing our Mistakes
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Wearing our Mistakes

When it comes to exterior armour most Canadian police leaders have relinquished their responsibilities to the safety of their officers by taking a passive approach. This modern ideal boils down to less perceived management risk for them and is the easy way out of rules and regulations that would req...
by Morley
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Clothing and Equipment
Topic: Wearing our Mistakes
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Wearing our Mistakes

When it comes to exterior armour most Canadian police leaders have relinquished their responsibilities to the safety of their officers by taking a passive approach. This modern ideal boils down to less perceived management risk for them and is the easy way out of rules and regulations that would req...
by Morley
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Police Human Resource Management
Topic: Taking charge between the curbs
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Taking charge between the curbs

Imagine my dismay when a story landed on my desk a while back relating how the Surrey Fire Department was tasked with the job of deciding whether to call police to motor vehicle collisions. This was in response to an under-staffed police agency answering far too many other calls. Surprised by this b...
by Morley
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Taking charge between the curbs
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Taking charge between the curbs

Nothing is more spectacular than a motor vehicle collision scene. Most citizens rarely see one so it’s a memorable event. If they are involved, they never forget it. A citizen seeing a well trained officer take control and work diligently to restore things to proper order is seen as nothing short of...
by Morley
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Taking charge between the curbs
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Taking charge between the curbs

Imagine my dismay when a story landed on my desk a while back relating how the Surrey Fire Department was tasked with the job of deciding whether to call police to motor vehicle collisions. This was in response to an under-staffed police agency answering far too many other calls. Surprised by this b...
by Morley
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Education and Training
Topic: Resisting the Allure of Larger Agencies
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Resisting the Allure of Larger Agencies

So many people think they know everything about policing, yet no other field of endeavour is more misunderstood by so many. A steady diet of police shows and movies make the public instant experts and every politician overly confident they know the policies and regulations that should be invoked. ht...
by Morley
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Resisting the allure of a larger agency
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Resisting the allure of a larger agency

So many people think they know everything about policing, yet no other field of endeavour is more misunderstood by so many. A steady diet of police shows and movies make the public instant experts and every politician overly confident they know the policies and regulations that should be invoked. ht...
by Morley
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Understanding A Public Need
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Understanding A Public Need

With all the good will and need for public support of policing it is strange the police are not more sensitive to the notion of giving back.

https://behindthebluelineweb.com/2018/0 ... blic-need/