Intimidating police cars

19-May-2020 09:28 by 6 Comments

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I believe he also makes a good point regarding how it impacts and influences prospective recruits.I see the Vancouver police cars daily, I actively dislike the dark colour scheme.

It it isn't just the menacing vehicles, it is the increasingly hostile military uniforms, plethora of weapons every officer carries, and deteriorating attitudes of officers.

Helpful Officer Friendly, with smiles and laid-back attitude has been replaced by militant, cranky, sometimes power-tripping bully types.

The skyrocketing rates of beatings and even death they are dishing out is no coincidence.

There might be a few bad apples we see in the media, but police officers are courageous, responsible individuals with empathy and compassion.

They demonstrate integrity and respectful engagement and collaboration with citizens.

Calgary recently switched its police vehicles to what’s been called “aggressive” and “paramilitary” black and white. Design forms our visual culture, which forms perception and ultimately creates our reality.

There’s a real connection between the use of colours and perceptions.

Is it a reflection of our police forces’ internal psychology and culture? That’s not just a stereotype of politeness, apologetic kindness and quick smiles, it’s a fact.

Using 23 indicators to gauge ongoing domestic and international conflict, societal safety, security and militarization, the United Nations' Global Peace Index ranks Canada 4 behind Iceland, Denmark and New Zealand. And our police culture — how officers show up — needs to reflect who we are as a nation.

I recently had the pleasure of listening to BC RCMP’s Lower Mainland District Commander Bill Fordy speak at a Creative Mornings event, where innovators explore and share ideas.

He said he became a police officer “to help people.” He spoke a lot about being trustworthy, transparent, visible and engaging the community.

When did our community policing culture shift from one of assistance to perceived intimidation, and where did our honoured, approachable peace officers go?