Category Archives: From The Ground Up (by Cst. Derek Chesney)

A Police Officer’s Mental Health

The concept of mental health is a hot topic – both in and out of police circles. The connection between Policing and mental health continues to be examined on different levels. It is no surprise that Police, being first responders, … Continue reading

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From The Ground Up: Previous Experience Required

Previous Experience Required It was a typical Sunday morning in late summer on my beat in downtown Saskatoon. The busyness and hoards of intoxicated bar hoppers were all gone, except for the traces they left behind – broken bottles, drink … Continue reading

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Farewell to Alvin

In my line of work, it’s not often that you can arrest somebody on multiple occasions and end up being friends with them. But such was the case with Alvin. Many of us officers, especially those who’ve worked in Central … Continue reading

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Shaw TV Walks the Beat with Chess

If you’re a fan of Cst. Chesney’s monthly blog feature, you’ll love this feature from Simon Hiatt of Shaw TV Saskatoon. He will take you from behind the computer screen to see first-hand what Cst. Chesney’s job is all about … Continue reading

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From the Ground Up: Fur Caps & Buffalo Coats

Over the years, policing has changed immensely and with major advances in technology, the sky is pretty much the limit. But as much as modern day police work has evolved, there are still some staples that have remained the same. … Continue reading

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Vocational Calling

“So Chess, what do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember a friend of mine asking me this many years ago when I was finishing up my final year of junior hockey. My answer was pretty simple: … Continue reading

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From the Ground Up

Let me introduce Cst. Derek Chesney. Chess, as he’s affectionately known both on the streets and around the station, is a colourful, hardworking and dedicated policeman. Shortly after he was hired in the summer of 2008, he took a spot … Continue reading

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