November 16, 2012

Eastside Stories Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop – “Whistling” Bernie Smith

Old-time beat cop meets new Posted on November 13, 2011 by Steve He walked the Hastings Street beat long before anyone had ever dreamed of AIDS, […]
November 8, 2012

RestART the restorative justice art project

Watch online now at oddsquad.com/videos RestART is a restorative justice art program that provides youth who have previously engaged in illegal graffiti with opportunities to express […]
October 29, 2012

Sgt. Kal Dosanjh oversees a squad of officers in the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver Police Sergeant Kalwinder Dosanjh oversees a squad of officers in the Downtown Eastside.
August 15, 2012

Eastside Stories: Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop – News Flash: Vancouver has a drug problem

Posted by Steve One of the lead news stories in Vancouver today was a study which found that illicit drugs are rampant on the streets of Vancouver. […]
July 27, 2012

THE BEAT Season 2 Premiere this Sunday!

Season 2 Premieres Sunday July 29 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Back for a much anticipated second season, THE BEAT, produced by Montreal based Galafilm Production, […]
July 13, 2012

Eastside Stories: Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop – ‘She made her decision, and it was the wrong one’

Posted by Steve Five days past her 18th birthday, she was hooting on a crack pipe near the corner of Hastings and Columbia. She tossed the glass […]
July 4, 2012

THE BEAT Season 2 Premieres Sunday July 29 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Airing: Season 2 Premieres Sunday July 29 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Never before have television cameras had unlimited access to the police that patrol Vancouver’s […]
July 4, 2012

Odd Squad out to make a difference

Toby Hinton a 23-year veteran of VPD VANCOUVER COURIER Sgt. Toby Hinton, a beat cop on the Downtown Eastside and 23-year veteran of the Vancouver Police […]
June 28, 2012

Eastside Stories: Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop – ‘No easy answers’

Posted on June 25, 2012 by Steve A young hipster in skinny jeans and a plaid shirt stopped me on West Hastings Street the other day. “So, when are […]