Tag: Jim Chu

"Hold Your Fire" - CBC
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“Hold Your Fire” – A Missed Opportunity

“Police have become the mental healthy agency of first resort when they should be the last,” said Vancouver Police Department Chief Jim Chu (retired) at a National Police conference in 2014. Chief Chu had tremendous insight. When I opened my email yesterday I received an interesting request.  I was asked to promote a […]

Rubber Guns, Rubber Bullets, Rubber Rooms – “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”
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Rubber Guns, Rubber Bullets, Rubber Rooms – “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”

Have you ever observed a schizophrenic person walking down the street, fully engrossed in an emotionally charged soliloquy as they approach you? What was your reaction? Was it fear? Did you cross the street out of a concern for your safety? I recently travelled to the beautiful City of Vancouver, British Columbia […]