The day shift was primarily a routine paperwork & catch up day. I did attend a couple routine calls and bylaw complaints. The Municipality of Delta’s Bylaws can be found by clicking here. The two main Bylaw complaints that tie up Police resources are residential noise (house parties and barking dogs) and construction noise (outside of permissible hours).
Our recruit rode with me for the day, we took some routine calls and I let her deal with all of the complainants and subjects. She’s almost ready to head back to the Academy for her Block III training phase.
“The boot” – An affectionate term used to refer to a recruit or a rookie. The term has roots in the military and policing, as the recruit is expected to maintain a pristine uniform including well polished and shined uniform boots.
I had a Reserve Constable (“R/Cst.”) out for the day shift and right out of the gate the shift gets called to a house fire, Delta Fire was already on scene and have a critically injured patient. My assignment was to setup a landing zone for the air ambulance in order to facilitate rapid transport. My reserve was part of the 2012 class and only has a handful of shifts under their belt so it was something new for them. We had a couple units with us to ensure the parking lot is shutdown and safe to land in but the majority of our shift was assisting with traffic control and the initial investigation into the house fire. We took continuity of the patient and once transferred into the helicopter we headed to Vancouver General Hospital.