The professional career of law enforcement officers in the twenty-first century has seen a myriad of changes. With these ongoing, and sometimes substantial, changes, G8 Nations such as Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom have continued to share such knowledge in the pursuit of justice. With advancements in technology, forensic investigations, and the availability and access to photographs, video, and online media--this profession has seen new specializations, standards, and protocols. However, the purpose of today's law enforcement agencies remain as envisioned by Sir Robert Peel in 1829 where he, "...proposed the principles under which they [police] would become efficient in maintaining safety and security within the community under the law". Today, the law enforcement officer's mandate continues as defined by the Province of British Columbia to be, "...responsible for maintaining order and preventing crime by enforcing municipal [county] bylaws, provincial [state] laws and federal criminal code laws".
In British Columbia, those interested in a career as a First Responder start at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, where they learn applied skills by professional and experienced officers from all across the country. The Justice Institute of British Columbia is celebrating its 40th Anniversary teaching the provinces municipal police officers, paramedics, and firefighters...
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