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Public Safety & Police Studies: Policing

This guide was created to support the Public Safety and Police Foundations community at Seneca College. It showcases articles, documents, websites, and other resources of interest to the program.

Streaming Videos Series Policing

Keeping Canada Safe

Keeping Canada Safe is an exclusive snapshot into a dramatic, day-in-the-life of various Canadian emergency services including police, firefighters, airport security, grassroots volunteers, Canadian Forces, CSIS agents and more. Over 48 hours, 60 camera crews descended on Canada’s streets, airspace, parks and homes to capture the action-packed and inspiring stories of those working to protect the country, within and outside its borders.

In the Line of Duty, Volume 9

2005 | 30-60min | CC
In the Line of Duty documents critical moments in law enforcement and police protection, as a means of education and training. Programs in Volume 9 include Weapons Retention;  Knives Can Kill You—Fast;  Strip Searches; Knoxville Cop Is Hit; Facing Disaster, Part 1; Facing Disaster, Part 2; Hospital Security; and Tampa Massacre. Contains graphic crime-related violence. Some language may be offensive. 8-part series, 34–60 minutes each.

In the Line of Duty, Volume 10

2005-06 |  30-60min | CC
In the Line of Duty documents critical moments in law enforcement and police protection, as a means of education and training. Programs in Volume 10 include Incredible Montana Chase and Shootout Caught on Tape; A Cop's Lifesaver—Passenger-Side Approach; Missed Patdown Results in Horror Story; What Dogs Tell Cops; Updated Cincinnati White Castle Incident; Hanrahan Cop Run Over During Stop Attempt; Courtroom Security—What Every Cop Should Know; Missouri Cop Street Smarts Nail Twin Killers; Interrogation Techniques on the Street and at HQ; Shreveport Officers Kill Cell Phone Wielder; and Groundfighting for Female/Small Officers. Contains graphic crime-related violence. Some language may be offensive. 11-part series, 30–56 minutes each.

In the Line of Duty, Volume 11

2006-07 | 30-60min | CC
In the Line of Duty documents critical moments in law enforcement and police protection, as a means of education and training. Programs in Volume 11 include The Michelle Jeter Beating; Arrested Female Steals Utah Officer’s Cruiser; Alabama Officer in Chase and Shootout Without Backup; Poise Under Pressure; Louisiana Officer Allows Escaped Murderer Free After Stop; Indiana Bank Robbery—Chase and Shootout; Iron Will to Survive #4—Georgia Deputy Shot in Face; The McVeigh Stop—Trooper Hanger Talks; Could a “Russian School Siege” Happen Here?; and The Danger of Response to Naked Person Calls. Contains graphic crime-related violence. Some language may be offensive. 10-part series, 29–40 minutes each.

In the Line of Duty, Volume 12

2007-08 | 30-60min | CC 
In the Line of Duty documents critical moments in law enforcement and police protection, as a means of education and training. Programs in Volume 12 include Trolley Square—The Night When Rapid Response Worked; Georgia Officer Shot in Face Returns Fire; Drug- and Terror-Related Traffic Stops; Drug Concealment Spots; Textbook Traffic Stops; Drug Recognition Experts; Missouri Cops in Courtroom Battle; Forensic Death Investigations—What Every Officer Should Know; Cops and Hazardous Materials—What Every Officer Should Know; EVOC—Police Driving, Part 1; and EVOC—Police Driving, Part 2. Contains graphic crime-related violence. Some language may be offensive. 11-part series, 26–46 minutes each.

In the Line of Duty, Volume 13

In the Line of Duty documents critical moments in law enforcement and police protection, as a means of education and training. Programs in Volume 13 include Amber Alert Pursuit by Collinsville Officer; Walgreen's Groundfight—Officer Robert Hindi; Goose Creek Chase and Shootout; Domestic Violence—The Response; Domestic Violence—The Prosecution; Cops and Ethics; Fort Oglethorpe OIS Proves Fatal; Terror—What Every Officer Should Know; Pitbull Fighting and Horse Abuse—What Every Officer Should Know; Groundfight in Middletown, Ohio; South Carolina Trooper Shot; and Traffic Stops of Sovereign Citizens. Contains graphic crime-related violence. Some language may be offensive. 12-part series, 25–40 minutes each.

Eyewitness: Memory in Criminal Investigation

2009 | 3-part Series 1h each | CC
In the aftermath of a crime, especially a violent one, how reliable is human memory? Why can’t police rely on eyewitness accounts to determine exactly what happened? Using hidden cameras, simulated crimes, and ten unsuspecting volunteers, this three-part series reveals the science behind the role of memory in criminal investigation. Interviews with experts in forensic psychology, identification, and the science of human perception help viewers interpret the experiment as it unfolds. Original Open University broadcast title: Eyewitness. 3-part series, 59 minutes each.

Scammed

2011 | 20min each | CC
From identity theft and lotto scams to romance fraud and Ponzi schemes, this 13-part series reveals the most prevalent types of scam crimes in operation today. Exploring real-life cases, each program shows how the scams in question unfolded, the personal experiences of the victims who suffered, and the ways the criminals finally were brought to justice. Often surprising, sometimes harrowing, yet always informative, Scammed teaches how we can protect ourselves from fraudulent crime in today's modern world. Specific topics covered include credit card skimming, investment fraud, advance fee scams, identity theft targeting the military, counterfeit products/forgeries, affinity scams, charity fraud schemes, auto trade-in scams, air bag fraud, Ponzi schemes, lotto scams, funeral/cemetery fraud, romance fraud, theft from the elderly, and identity fraud. Some content may be objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised. 13-part series, 20–22 minutes.

Building a Better Relationship

2018 | 6min 46sec | CC unavailable
It's part of an initiative started after a homeless man was killed by police last year. The goal is to ensure it never happens again.

The Confessions

2018 | 6min 46sec | CC unavailable
It's part of an initiative started after a homeless man was killed by police last year. The goal is to ensure it never happens again.

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