Lecture 3 Jan 30th 2012 WDW210H1 GUEST LECTURE BY POLICE CHIEF BILL BLAIR

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Department
Woodsworth College Courses
Course
WDW101Y1
Professor
David Davies
Semester
Winter

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Chief Bill Blair Guest Lecture35 year careerIn other professions there is a varying degree of entry but in policing you come in from the bottom Everyone comes in through this entry pointHes done a bunch of stuff that police officers do he was an investigator he was undercover etc Climbed the ladder to the position of the chiefOur impression of the police comes from the TV or the News we have this impression that they fight crime make tickets etc Only 20 percent of what they do Theyre mostly responders they often get called into social issues etc They dont only enforce the law5060 years ago their role was to neighbourhood maintenance but they organized into a professional model of policing where people would call them and they would speedily respond However this was a problem because this made them isolated from the public through this system During this period of time crime rose dramaticallyHis experience with a police officerHe became a police officer in 1976 first assignment in 51 divisionTechnology impact was huge they came up with smaller cars he couldnt fit so he became a foot patrol Regent park is a very diverse community the place did not have a particular good relationship with the police After 34 months he got to know the people most of th
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