Police Insider – Fading to Black in 2020

Police Involved Shooting – Winnipeg Sun 1995

The Police Insider is fading to black in 2020….

Its been an incredible experience but all things must end.

When we launched The Police Insider in 2013 we committed to a five year window.

We had no idea how to measure success or even what success might look like but suffice it to say, our recent milestone of achieving over 1,000,000 views left us with an incredible feeling of accomplishment.

With the start of every new year comes a time for reflection.

After much consideration, we’ve decided the time has come to re-direct our energy into new and different challenges.

We want to express our deep gratitude to everyone who read, shared and commented on our articles.

I expect we learned as much from you as you did from us.

We also want to express our sincere gratitude to the crime reporters, radio & TV hosts who offered interest, support and collaboration over the last several years.

Crime reporters play an extremely important role in our society.

We need strong and ethical crime reporting.

Reporting that informs, guides and enlightens.

These were principals that guided us.

Inform, guide and enlighten.

I think we did that.

Thank you!

Police Insider – Top Ten All Time Most Viewed Articles

#1 – Gang Life Catches Up to IP Thugs 

#2 – Policing – A Career Full of Nightmares

#3 – Project Guillotine – Police Operation Quietly Destroys Gang Infrastructure

#4 – Boushie Case Exposes Cracks in Leadership

#5 – Predictable End for Gangster with Gun

#6 – Perception vs Reality – Angels vs Demons

#7 – Canadian Justice Perversion

#8 – My Damaged Suitcase – Life After Policing

#9 – Winnipeg is Dying

#10 – The Manitoba Warriors – Gangs Incorporated


  1. James G Jewell


  2. Tim Diack 1579/PD beat patrol

    That’s it?
    Why not get a successor or “fill in” while you re-evaluate. No, you were right when you stated “I’m not here for the paycheque”
    You have created something more than some cathartic whining board here. You seized an opportunity to show the failure of police reporting. Media requires many angles to get a good fix. Maybe a ride along will refresh your drive. Unless you’re dying, which point forget all that.
    I don’t think you should quit. Guard this site. Use what you have built to make a virtual Police Museum to help others figure this out.

  3. James G Jewell


    Really appreciate your support and comments.

    Thank you very much.

  4. James thank you so much for all the work you’ve done over the past five years. You kept the citizens of Winnipeg informed on the crime in Winnipeg which local media would never touch.It was nice to have someone call things for which they are. James whatever your next journey is in life I wish you all the best.

  5. James G Jewell

    Thank you Harvey…

    Appreciate the support…

  6. James G Jewell

    Thanks Gord…

    Appreciate your support…

  7. James G Jewell

    Thank you Mike…

    Your support is greatly appreciated…

  8. James G Jewell

    Thank you Al…

    Appreciate the support…

  9. James G Jewell

    Thank you Chief…

    Your support means a lot to my and my family…

    Will always be in your debt…

  10. James G Jewell

    Thank you Flo…

    All the best to you as well…

  11. James G Jewell

    Thanks Jeff…

    Thank you for the support…

  12. James G Jewell

    Thank you Wayne…

    Appreciate your support.

  13. James G Jewell

    Thanks Jay…

    Appreciate the support…

  14. James G Jewell


    Your comments and support are very much appreciated…

    Whenever I read something you write I always wish I had your talent for communicating thoughts and ideas…

    You should really do something with that talent..

    Thanks again…


  15. Darrell Horn

    I have always been very pleased that someone like yourself, with a lifetime of experience and insight into a profession, has taken the time and trouble to share their post career insight. While in the employ of the system it’s very difficult, if not impossible to make comment with any real candor. The fact that you have cared enough to stick around and talk about things, and for such a long while, I think speaks volumes about who you are as a human being and why we were so lucky to have you as a public servant in the first place. I never saw a spark from a grinding ax, just the observations and musings of someone who cares deeply about our community. From a personal standpoint, I find that I often don’t know what I think about something until someone provokes the exercise between my ears, and you have done that often. So thanks for all the wake-up calls. All the best with your future endeavors, and most sincerely, thank you for your service.

  16. All the best JJ. I’ll miss your articles, but truly wish you the best. Hope to stay in touch.

  17. Wayne Macaulay

    James, thanks for keeping us ALL more informed.

  18. Sad to hear brother, enjoy new adventures- live long and prosper

  19. JJ I will certainly miss your articles. You’re such a talented writer. Thanks for it all!! All the best to you and your family.

  20. Herb Stephen

    James, thank you for your most thoughtful in site over the past 5 years. It is evident that you brought, a lot of knowledge to many, lives and made many of us think about the world around us. Your blog will be missed. Good luck with your future endeavors.

  21. All the Best in your new adventures James !!!

  22. Great job James. Thanks for your honesty and insight. Best wishes on your future endeavors.

  23. Gord Schneider

    Thanks for the time and effort you put into writing the Police Insider James. It was always very inciteful. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  24. Well all the best in your new endeavour James. I didn’t read all of your articles but certainly read a lot of them. We will miss your views.

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