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May 13, 2013
Podcast Ep 2 - Gang Education: Media Influences & Warning Signs

Continuing the discussion on Gangs & Guns from Episode 1. This episode we focus on media influences and warning signs.

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April 24, 2013
Odd Squad Podcasts - Episode 1
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March 21, 2013
A bold new step for Odd Squad...

Odd Squad Productions is a charitable organization comprised of serving police officers, retired police officers, and volunteers, and is recognized as a leader in the field of drug and gang education for youth. Odd Squad receives no funding or financial support from the Vancouver Police Department. Donations made to Odd Squad Productions help the organization […]

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January 15, 2013
Jim Byrnes' Long Riders featuring Steve Dawson SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT Jim Byrnes' Long Riders featuring Steve Dawson Friday, February 15 doors open at 7:00 pm The Park at English Bay, 1755 David Street, Vancouver Located in the Best Western Plus Sands Hotel (corner of Davie & Denman)

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November 16, 2012
Eastside Stories Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop - "Whistling" Bernie Smith

Old-time beat cop meets new Posted on November 13, 2011 by Steve He walked the Hastings Street beat long before anyone had ever dreamed of AIDS, HIV or taxpayer-funded buildings where you could plunge heroin into your veins. The Charter of Rights was still ten years in the future, and it would be two decades […]

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November 8, 2012
RestART the restorative justice art project

Watch online now at oddsquad.com/videos RestART is a restorative justice art program that provides youth who have previously engaged in illegal graffiti with opportunities to express themselves in a positive way under mentorship from established local artists and community members. The RestART Program has experienced success with deterring youth participants from reentering the illegal graffiti […]

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October 29, 2012
Sgt. Kal Dosanjh oversees a squad of officers in the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver Police Sergeant Kalwinder Dosanjh oversees a squad of officers in the Downtown Eastside.

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August 15, 2012
Eastside Stories: Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop - News Flash: Vancouver has a drug problem

Posted by Steve One of the lead news stories in Vancouver today was a study which found that illicit drugs are rampant on the streets of Vancouver. The B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS reported that drugs such as heroin, cocaine, meth and marijuana can be bought on Vancouver’s streets in as little as 10 minutes. Go figure. And […]

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July 27, 2012
THE BEAT Season 2 Premiere this Sunday!

Season 2 Premieres Sunday July 29 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Back for a much anticipated second season, THE BEAT, produced by Montreal based Galafilm Production, delivers the same gritty, high-octane action as it did the first time around.  Over 10 riveting episodes, the show follows the Vancouver Police Department’s Beat Enforcement Team, as they […]

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