Cover: Missing Historical Photo Restored at Depot

By Tanner Aulie

A once-lost portrait by master Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh is now hanging in a place of honour in the Officer’s Mess at the RCMP Training Academy in Regina, Sask.

Also in the Quarterly’s Winter issue:

Treatment a Valuable Commodity in Battling Illegal Drug Activity

By Senator Vernon White
The reporting of accidental opioid overdoses over the past few years is alarming for Canadians, as we see increasing deaths in every province of the country. This year alone we are seeing several Canadians die each day from an accidental drug overdose.

Inside the Robert Pickton Investigation: The Work it Took to Bring Canada’s Most Notorious Serial Killer to Justice

By Derrill Prevett, Q.C.
The legal case against Robert Pickton, a British Columbia pig farmer convicted of murdering six women on his property in Port Coquitlam, B.C., was unlike many mass-fatality cases as it involved several separate events. Adding to its legal complexity, it was a jury trial.

An interview with D/Commr. Roy Berlinquette (Rtd.)

By Jack W. Briscoe, RCMP Veterans’ Association, Ottawa Division
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with D/Commr. Roy Berlinquette (Rtd.). (Rtd.). Roy has been the director responsible for the development of the successive phases of the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood since it was conceived in 2001.

Academic Fraud is a Growing Problem in the Internet Age

By S/Sgt. Michael Duncan (Rtd.) and Dr. Alan Leschied
Sometimes the question is not “Who-dun-it?” but “Who is the who who-dun-it?” Occasionally, the police are asked to investigate people who are not always whom they claim to be in terms of their academic backgrounds.

Book Review – The Shallowest of Men

By S/Sgt. Michael Duncan (Rtd.)
Movie producers are no strangers to good books, and sometimes they come across a book that cries out to be a movie. Perhaps one day The Shallowest of Men may light up the silver screen. But for now, this 300 page who-dun-it mystery is a very good read.

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