Category Archives: A Day in the Life

Recruit Training at the Saskatchewan Police College

Have you ever wondered what kind of training officers take when they go to Saskatchewan Police College? Well, the recently released Saskatchewan Police Commission Annual Report for 2014-2015 breaks it down. Here is an excerpt about Recruit Training. —– Recruit … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, Recruiting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cst. Beerling and S/Cst. Fabe Win Awards for Work during August 2014 Incident

November was a great month for the Saskatoon Police Service as two members were recognized as recipients of two very prestigious awards. They were recognized for their skills, but it was how they used those skills in a specific incident … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, Crime Prevention, In Our Community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Police Lights, Sirens – What purpose do they serve?

Post by: Cst. Candace Mitchell — One of the most common complaints that we hear relates to our use of lights and sirens. And I will confess that, yes, I have used them to get to a coffee shop. Why? … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, In Our Community, Public Safety Messages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

3rd Place in Best Dressed!

“Police vehicles are not just for transportation; they are the calling cards of a police service to the community.” And for the last decade, Blue Line Magazine Inc. has recognized the design of Canadian police vehicles during their annual “Best … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Value of First Aid

As Police Officers, you hear us speak a lot about the ‘tools in our tool kit’. Being trained in CPR and first aid is another such tool, but it isn’t one you hear of us using too often. We wanted … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, In Our Community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From the Ground Up: Can’t BEAT the Heat

September is one of my favorite months on the beat for many reasons; the pace and call load seems to slow as kids are back to school, and the influx of summer tourists have come and gone from our beautiful city.  But one of … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, From The Ground Up (by Cst. Derek Chesney) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Welcome, Matrix!

A few months ago, Cst. Joel Lalonde and his family said goodbye to Diego, a Police Service dog, and family member. On July 31, Cst. Lalonde’s newest partner, Matrix, completed training and is now a fully operational member of the … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buzzing Through Security

On December 31, 2013, Police received a call that was a little out of the ordinary. It went into the books as ‘suspicious activity’ because there really was no other code to describe it. A passenger was reported to be … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A difficult moment for Police Officers

** Post by Sgt. Patrick Barbar I recently came across a letter to the editor in the Winnipeg Free Press written by a Winnipeg Police officer. He wrote very honestly about a task that falls onto Police Officers that is … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life, Public Safety Messages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Patrolling Halloween

The following stories are purposely vague to protect all people involved. I’m a second year member of the Saskatoon Police Service and worked my first Halloween Night shift. I’d heard rumors about Halloween night being extremely busy in the past … Continue reading

Posted in A Day in the Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments