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Vancouver Police Department actions taken resulting from the missing women investigation review.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue



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Lessons learned from the missing women investigation




Includes footnotes.


1 online resource (5 pages)


"Lessons learned from the missing women investigation"--title from Vancouver Police Department website.


As a result of the Missing Women investigation review, there have been significant changes made to improve the capacity of the VPD to deal with challenging investigations. These include changes in the Missing Persons Unit regarding staffing and policy; changes in the selection criteria and Major Case Management training for Inspectors and Sergeants in the Major Crime and Special Investigation Sections; the implementation of a debriefing and documentation process for major cases; the creation of a "Knowledge Database" to encourage both learning about and critical analysis of major investigations; changed practices to improve information flow from operational staff up to the Executive; and improved practices to ensure management accountability.


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1. The Missing Persons/Coroner’s Liaison Unit -- 2. Major case management -- 3. Selection criteria for the Major Crime and Special Investigation Sections -- 4. Critical analysis of investigations -- 5. Resources -- 6. Management accountability -- 7. External/regional policing cooperation, coordination and collaboration -- Conclusion.

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