I’ve been out here for just over a year now and a few people have asked me what the main differences between policing in the UK and in Canada.
For those that don’t know, David Copperfield started the whole British police blogging thing. But he suited his actions to his words and left the UK for Canada. This is his comparison one year into his new job.
You could argue that he is still in his honeymoon period so he can hardly make a fair comparison. But what I found most striking was his comparison of the legal powers he had as an officer in the UK compared to what he has in Canada. With out spoiling the post, let us just say that more powers does not make for better crime fighting.