Outside Looking In: Myths & Misconceptions About Domestic Violence

Medicine Hat College student Andrea Webb sat down with members of the Medicine Hat Police Service Safe Family Intervention Team to talk about some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding domestic violence.

Walking the Beat with the MHPS: Community Collaboration with BIRS

One of the priorities identified in the 2015-2018 MHPS Strategic Business Plan was to look for ways to collaborate with local community organizations and provide meaningful employment opportunities to individuals with development disabilities.  One such partnership has been created with the Brain Injury Relearning Services (BIRS).  The MHPS was able to provide a part time work opportunity for a local resident whose assistance allows the MHPS to deploy police officers to attend calls for service.

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Walking the Beat with the MHPS Cst David Chow

Cst David Chow is a School Resource Officer by day, and dedicated volunteer by night

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Walking the Beat with the MHPS Armoured Rescue Vehicle

In the 2015-2018 Strategic Business Plan the Medicine Hat Police Service identified four strategic policing priorities: Community Safety, Community Engagement, Human Resources & Technology and Officer Safety.  The MHPS recently took possession of an Armored Rescue Vehicle (ARV) which will be used to enhance the safety of the public and police when responding to high risk incidents. The vehicle has an estimated life expectancy of 20 years and was budgeted to cost $275,000.  The City of Medicine Hat Fleet Services Department was able to procure an ARV from a third party through a dealer, which met the required specifications for a total cost of approximately $210,000. 

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Pink Shirt Day - February 25, 2015

Walking the Beat with the MHPS School Resource Officer Cst Brevik

Each year thousands of students in Canada fail to attend school on a regular basis as a result of being bullied.  Many of these children suffer from depression, low self-esteem and in extreme cases it can lead to suicide.  Bullying is not only a problem in our schools but also in our homes, workplaces and over the internet through social media.

To bring attention to this issue the Medicine Hat Police Service would like to encourage everyone to participate in Pink Shirt Day by wearing something pink on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.  The first Pink Shirt Day was held seven years ago when two high school students in Nova Scotia took a stand for a fellow classmate who was being bullied in their school for wearing a pink shirt.  The two courageous young men distributed pink shirts to their classmates in support of the student who had been bullied.  Each year since then millions around the world participate by wearing something pink to symbolize that as a society we will not tolerate bullying anywhere. 

To learn more about Pink Shirt Day visit

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