Holiday Season Reminder from MHPS & AMA
The MHPS and AMA remind shoppers to lock it or lose it.
Walking the Beat with the MHPS: Collision Reconstruction
Some members of the MHPS Traffic Unit are trained to complete collision reconstruction investigations at crash sites which involve significant property damage or injury. Take a behind the scenes look at what it takes to rewind time and try to piece together what led to the crash, and who may be at fault.
Video courtesy of SHAW TV Medicine Hat
Public Accountability and Police Discipline Process
This video highlights the very complex and important topic of public accountability and
the Chief’s role in the police discipline process. Maintaining the
confidence of the community is imperative for any police agency and must be
carefully balanced with the needs of the community, the operational needs of
the police service and the employment rights of the individual officers. Thank
you for taking a few minutes to watch the video. Hopefully it offers some
clarity about the processes involved which can be of value as you form your
views and opinions on this subject.
Video courtesy of Shaw TV Medicine Hat
MHPS & CPPS Cadet Graduation
On August 28, 2015 19 cadets from the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) and Canadian Pacific Police Service (CPPS) graduated from a 17-week recruit training program. This was the first recruit training class to be held in Medicine Hat in over 35 years.
The training program is the first of its kind in Alberta and is the result of a collaborative partnership between the MHPS, CPPS and Lethbridge College.
The training program is unique as although a traditional classroom environment played an important role, much of the learning and assessment took place in real-life settings throughout the community. In addition, the MHPS cadets enrolled in the program were required to successfully demonstrate the knowledge and skills they acquired in training before being offered a policing position.
Each of the graduates from the program were awarded with an Academic Certificate from Lethbridge College, approved by Alberta Learning and Police Sector Council Behavioural Competencies for Constable Level 1 were integrated into every course and assessment tool.
Video Courtesy of Medicine Hat Shaw TV
Walking the Beat with the MHPS: Victim Assistance Unit
The Victim Assistance Unit of the Medicine Hat Police Service provides 24 hour practical and emotional support to victims of crime,
accident, or other incidents. The Unit is maintained by two full-time civilian
employees and one part time volunteer coordinator, who through the assistance of volunteers provide information to victims about their file and the criminal justice
system as well as refer the victim to other helping agencies; and providing
court orientation and accompaniment. Currently the MHPS Victim Assistance unit is looking to
recruit an additional 20 volunteers. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Deidre Giesbrecht, by phone at (403)-529-8918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Video courtesy of Medicine Hat Shaw TV