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RCMP, policing, law enforcement, professional development, music therapy, lifelong learning, self-help

Esprit De Corpse
I'm gonna be a policeman, just like you dad! by Thomas Caverly

Esprit De Corpse is a book that provides a common sense approach to police work. All police officers face day to day challenges throughout their career in law enforcement. During my service I have worked in the trenches in two of Canada’s provinces and a territory. It has allowed me the insight as to what it takes to meet those challenges. I have also had the fortune of working with officers from other departments that has impressed on me that all police officers are cut from the same cloth. They have altruistic values and a want to give back to their communities.

It’s about success and survival in policing regardless of the police service, police department, city, province, state, or country in which you police. All policing agencies will have traditions and legacies that their officers need to be mindful of in order to ensure their force’s longevity.

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Tom Caverly retired from the RCMP as a Staff Sergeant and is an alumnus of Simon Fraser University. His career has taken him from one end of the country to the other, touching on Canada's provinces and territories and, at times, even jumping international borders. He policed in remote Northern communities and in big cities on the West Coast. He saw duty as a street cop and a plainclothes detective working in renown units such as the Lower Mainland's homicide team (IHIT) and the RCMP's Legal Applications Support Team (Warrants and Wiretap), having led the LAST unit for a period of time. Tom sat on national committees as an expert in legal applications and as panel member for Osgoode Law School Search and Seizure symposiums and influenced a Central American country in their use of wiretaps. His accolades include receiving long service awards, a Queens Silver Jubilee medal and a Commanding Officers Commendation for his investigative abilities. He has received distinction as an accredited team commander and has taken his experience and knowledge and given back to the police community. In doing so, he teaches at the RCMP's Pacific Regional Train Centre, Canadian Police College West, and British Columbia's Justice Institute. His career is very much akin to Tom Cochrane’s song "Life is a Highway" and he has truly seen "Vancouver's lights". He believes that policing should be viewed as a practice and he spreads this philosophy, helping to create a community of law enforcement.


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