Most people only have the occasional encounter with a uniformed police officer, perhaps during a traffic stop or when reporting a crime, and therefore tend to define the role of the “average” patrol officer based on these activities.
Beyond the Badge
“Let us cultivate our Garden.” - Voltaire
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.
In October, I had the honor of attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia.
People are often curious about how the police rank structure and promotional process works.
The Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) has identified a concerning trend regarding the increased presence of methamphetamine and opioids in our community.