MHPS prides itself as an organization that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the diversity of the citizens of the city.
Beyond the Badge
The Police Service had a very event-filled year in 2018. For the first time in the history of the Medicine Hat Police Service, the Police Commission bylaws were altered to add two members to the governing body.
When I was a child, my father was an RCMP officer at several detachments throughout Southern Alberta. I remember the stories he would tell me about different crimes he investigated and the calls he attended.
Victims of crime are unexpectedly plunged into the criminal justice system by an act that has caused significant harm to their lives or to the lives of their loved ones.
When members of the public discuss the issues surrounding the police, they will often speak of crime trends, public order issues, traffic concerns or the visibility of members of the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS).
Policing in Medicine Hat is evolving from what was traditionally been thought of as simply the role of conducting law enforcement activities and keeping the peace.