Beyond the Badge

By: Medicine Hat Police Service

Beyond the Badge - From applicant to cadet to officer

January 11, 2018 - 12:48pm

“Let us cultivate our Garden.” - Voltaire

After successfully navigating nine months of police aptitude testing, physical fitness, background checks, polygraphs and seven stages of the selection processes, the nearly 100 police cadet applicants were reduced to eight who will participate in the 2018 MHPS cadet class. The Cadet Recruit Training is delivered in a pre-employment model, which means the cadets compete in a rigorous 20-week training program, where only the top candidates are selected to join the ranks of the MHPS.

Beyond the Badge - End of the year report

December 20, 2017 - 4:49pm Updated: December 21, 2017 - 11:24am

I have had the honor of serving the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) as the Police Chief for the past nine years, and at the end of every year, when I report on the events and news, I am reminded of what a strange business we are in. Many organizations report profits, losses, new innovations and such but we are more likely to report the number of murders, mental health issues, new drug addiction trends and other tragedies and trends that we experience as a community throughout the year.

Beyond the Badge - Partnerships key to combating drug problems

October 5, 2017 - 10:38am

The Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) has identified a concerning trend regarding the increased presence of methamphetamine and opioids in our community. Addictions to these highly addictive and dangerous drugs and the resulting criminal activity often associated to their consumption, including an increase in property crimes and vehicles thefts, has become a community issue.