The Police Insider (TPI) is an independent news source designed to provide readers with an “inside” look at law enforcement, crime & justice issues and breaking news stories in the violent crime and murder capital of Canada.

Managing Editor, James G Jewell, comes to The Police Insider with over twenty-six (26) years experience in law enforcement (1987 – 2013) that includes working over eighteen (18) years as a plain clothes Detective.  Investigative assignments included terms in Undercover Narcotics, Break & Enter Squad, Robbery Squad, Organized Crime Unit, Major Crimes Unit and the Homicide Unit, where he worked on over two-hundred (200) murder cases.

In 2011, Jewell completed his second year as WPS Homicide Unit Supervisor when he came into conflict with upper Police Management after challenging a transfer policy that would force two (2) dedicated investigators out of the Unit.

That challenge resulted in a curt blindside transfer to a desk job in a Uniform Patrol Division.  Never one to shy away from a fight, Jewell filed a grievance against the WPS alleging the transfer was punitive in purpose or effect.  He subsequently won a very public Labour Arbitration Hearing that was extremely critical of high ranking members of the Police Service.

After “officially” retiring from the Police Service in 2013, Jewell plunged into the world of journalism and became an avid blogger (The Power of Words – 2012) and a frequent contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press.  The Police Insider has been a frequent guest on “the boss of talk” Charles Adler’s highly rated radio program (CJOB Winnipeg) and has made several appearances on Mike McIntrye’s nationally syndicated radio show, “Mike on Crime.”

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  1. bibosus
    What your wrote, for whatever it’s worth is so intimately genuine and truly inspiring in spite of the many very difficult situations you had to deal with. What you wrote is incredibly compassionate, honest and I believe needs to be shared with more people. Thank you for what you wrote. If you ever get this I hope you’re in a place of peace. The very best to you.

  2. With the announcement of the new police board appointments today, there was a lot of online chatter. Some of it I find truly disturbing. This is what I think. When I hear people condemning cops, as if they were all one evil species, I remember when I was younger, flying endless hours with them in the north, searching for the lost. I remember my dear friend Jim, risking his life diving deep in Lake Superior to recover a dead body and bring closure to a family. And doing it again and again. I remember a young cop, a guy as young as me attending a fatal car vs pedestrian accident I witnessed and how he swallowed deep and bent down to try and find a pulse on a woman so obviously dead and then how he turned to comfort me. I remember who we called when my daughter disappeared in a crowded mall and how they found her and how I felt when they returned her to my arms. I remember them at my door late at night with the news of sudden death and their compassion. I remember how they kept me safe from myself when I wanted to die even though I lashed out at them and how they took me for help, with kindness. And how they came to the hospital the next day just to see how I was doing. I think today of the only ones who stand without question or hesitation, day in and day out, between us and those that would do the ones I love harm. And how sometimes they die to keep us safe. And the other prices they pay in the course of that service. Please think about these things the next time you feel the urge to hate police. They’re not all bad, they’re not all good. They’re just people and they have a hell of a job to do.

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