A look at a new frontier in policing, 9/11 took us all by surprise. Terrorism, which we all believed happened only “over there” had now come to North America.
So the Canadian government and police services all over Canada had to make some drastic changes to its thought process on terrorism.
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The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), CBSA (Canada Border Service Agency), CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) and CSEC (Communications Security Establishment Canada) all took the lead role in forming units to combat terrorism on our soils.
Intelligence gathering and data sharing have become an integral part of our counter terrorism strategy.
Strategies formed within these police agencies and broadcast out to all police services across Canada has led to a need for all officers and staff to become aware of the potential for terrorism activities here in Canada.
triOS College is moving forward this new frontier as well. Our staff is hard at working preparing course material that will ensure that our graduates, from the police foundations course, will be well aware of the issues surrounding terrorism and national security. This material will help everyone to understand their roles and responsibilities as a uniform officer in any police service in Canada.
As well the knowledge gained through this course will help our students to understand the different organizations in Canada and around the world that are dealing with the issue of terrorism.
At triOS we strive to remain a leader in providing course materials that are relevant and up to date.
Written by: John Oke
Police Foundations Faculty Head
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Oke is a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with 25 years experience. John spent his first 10 years in Newfoundland doing uniform policing where he worked on many varied cases, including cases of murder, arson, motor vehicle fatalities and much more. He the transferred to Toronto where he was posted to the Drug Section for six years.During this time he worked in all areas of drug enforcement, including large scale International cocaine, heroin and marijuana cases.
John then transferred to the Federal Enforcement Section where he specialized in Copyright and Trademark enforcement as well as investigating many international extraditions of criminals to other countries.. Included in his time in FES was recruiting for the RCMP, international investigations into illegal immigration matters as well as assistance to many police services from around the world.
Also included in his time in Toronto were many VIP visits, such as the Pope and The Queen as well as Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and several Economic Summits and many other foreign dignitaries.John retired from the RCMP and went on to become a private investigator specializing in Copyright and Trademark investigations. Included in this was a designation as an expert on counterfeit Cuban cigars.John has now been teaching Police Foundations for over 4 years and has as well taken on the role of Faculty Head for triOS College Police Foundations Department.