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This section provides information and advice for people who are dealing with the police.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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  • You And The Police
    An FAQ from Legal Info Nova Scotia that addresses some common concerns with police encounters.
  • Police Services Act (Ontario Legislation)
    Excerpts from the Police Services Act; the processes for filing a complaint are clearly outlined here.
  • Police Powers And Drug-Related Offenses
    "The goal of this paper is to provide a general overview of the law regarding police powers in Canada, with an emphasis on those relating to the enforcement of illicit drug legislation. It is clear that the police require powers for the maintenance of law and order in our society. Also evident is that these powers must be constrained to protect individuals from excessive police activity."

Selected Titles From The BearPaw Library

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Behind The Badge (DVD) : The Evolution Of Policing In Aboriginal Communities - Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Call Number: 363.2 BEH
Publication Date: 2004
"Behind the Badge takes a balanced look at the historical role of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and how that role still affects present day perception in Aboriginal communities. Set in Lac LA Biche, Wabasca-Desmarais, Kikino Metis Settlement and the Sunchild O'Chiese First Nations, Behind the Badge assembles a community perspective on the future of Aboriginal policing. Examined from perspectives of the RCMP and Aboriginal communities, Behind the Bage explores how re-establishing trust, increasing communication and understanding Aboriginal culture can fulfill the promises of yesterday to create safer communities today."



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