Beyond the Badge

By: Medicine Hat Police Service

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.

Beyond the Badge - The Transformation of Policing In Medicine Hat

August 1, 2017 - 2:55pm

Throughout 2017, communities across the country are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation and looking back in wonderment as to how our society has changed and grown during this time. Although not as old as Canada, the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) has been serving this community since 1899. Policing has changed markedly since those early days, when we policed the community on foot and on horseback with nothing more than a notebook, a pencil and maybe a handgun.

Beyond the Badge: More than 'catching bad guys'

May 11, 2017 - 10:11am

When I began my policing career in Calgary 22 years ago, I was trained by those who had policed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. I very distinctly remember my field training officer looking over at me and saying, "Our job is to apprehend criminals."

That stuck with me and it certainly remains a core function of law enforcement officers, however the public expectation and the expectation of ourselves demands more.

Beyond the Badge: Looking for a routine job? If so, do not apply

April 8, 2017 - 12:27am

A career as a police officer can be immensely varied and rewarding. The daily working environment can vary from a patrol car, to the street conducting a foot patrol, riding a bike or working at the station on an assignment. You could be assigned to work in one of our many specialty units, talking to kids in a school or attending court to provide evidence. Sometimes the working conditions can be physically demanding, potentially dangerous, and at times deeply distressing, but we promise you it will never be routine.