Lecture 3 Jan 30th 2012 WDW210H1 GUEST LECTURE BY POLICE CHIEF BILL BLAIR
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In other professions there is a varying degree of entry, but in policing you come in from the bottom. He s 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 chief. Our impression of the police comes from the tv or the news, we have this impression that they fight crime, make tickets, etc. They re mostly responders, they often get called into social issues, etc. 50-60 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 dramatically. He became a police officer in 1976, first assignment in 51 division.