Contemporary Policing Responsibilities

Curt Griffiths and Ruth Montgomery recently completed a research report for Public Safety Canada on Contemporary Policing Responsibilities.  The purpose of the research was to provide a snapshot of the responsibilities of police agencies at the national, provincial, and municipal levels and in First Nations communities.

Operational Review: Highlights of a Success Story – Vancouver PD

At the  2014 Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG) Annual Conference Dr. Curt Griffiths and Adam Palmer, Deputy Chief Constable Vancouver Police Department co-presented An Operational Review: Highlights of a Success Story – Vancouver Police Department.  The CAPG Conference Report provides details of the presentation on pages 13-15.

 

Of Big Tents and Handmaidens: The Origins and Evolution of Criminology at Simon Fraser University

 

Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, (IJR) Volume 4: Fall 2014 has published a special issue on Educating Justice in Canada

SFU Professors Curt Griffiths and Ted Palys co-authored the article “Of Big Tents and Handmaidens: The Origins and Evolution of Criminology at Simon Fraser University”

 

 

Winnipeg Police Service Operational Review

cover-policing-winnipegThis document represents the results of an Operational Review of the Winnipeg Police Service.  The purpose of this review was to examine and evaluate the core activities of the WPS and to develop recommendations that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. More specifically, the review involved an in-depth examination of the use of overtime in the WPS, the potential for civilianization of positions in the service, staffing, deployment, the response to calls for service, and the activities of investigative units.

The review was informed by best practices in police management and operations, and multiple data sources were used in the review, including field observations of patrol, interviews with patrol members and senior police personnel, quantitative data on overtime and from Computer-Aided Dispatch, and a survey of selected investigative units. These analyses were conducted within a framework that considered the environment in which the WPS delivers services and responds to community demands and expectations.

View WPS Operational Review (PDF)