Broken Windows in Winnipeg – November 28, 2004
Public feedback on Frontier critique of Winnipeg policing agrees with broken windows principles.
Try Smarter Policing Instead – November 10, 2004
Frontier's 2004 police charticle again shows Winnipeg with the second highest police per capita in Canada. Instead of increasing police numbers, Winnipeg needs to make smarter use of its plentiful police resources.
Abused by zero tolerance – March 4, 2003
The human damage of inflexible zero tolerance policy
A Conversation with John Norquist (On Cities) – October 25, 2002
The first of a two part interview with policy innovator Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist
Police Performance Up – June 28, 2002
In the mix of elements that might generate recovery in Winnipeg's troubled core, a necessary, if not sufficient condition is effective policing.
Winnipeg Police Performance Improves Slightly – June 1, 2002
In 2000, Winnipeg had the fourth highest level of police strength of Canadian cities, at 176 officers per 100,000 population, a reduction of six from 1999's proportion.
Effective policing in Winnipeg? – February 14, 2001
Winnipeg's police force performs the single most important function of government, ensuring public safety.
One-Officer Versus Two-Officer Police Cars in Winnipeg – February 1, 2001
Statistics on the use of police resources show that the City of Winnipeg has a larger police presence than other parts of Canada, even though crime rates here are not proportionately higher.
High Police Resourcing Relative to Crime Clearance Rate in Winnipeg – February 1, 2001
In 1999, Winnipeg had the second highest level of police strength of Canadian cities, at 182 officers per 100,000 population. Only Thunder Bay had more police, 187 per 100,000 population.
Rethinking the Police – September 28, 1998
We can never downplay the value of our police. They are "the thin blue line" who perform a critical community function that occasionally has lethal consequences for them. But there is plenty of room for rethinking the structure of Winnipeg's police services.
Making Cities Safe – June 8, 1998
The recent experience of some cities in reducing crime can reveal a lot about better ways to fight it. In New York, for instance, crime rates have fallen by half in just a few years. What accomplished this feat was aggressive community policing.