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ISU to get Legal Observer training

The Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (ISU) headquarters will be getting a visit from Legal Observers on Thursday morning, but this time, the police will be doing the watching. Legal Observer trainers will be delivering the same course to police that will be given to hundreds of volunteer observers.

Legal Observer interacts with police in Victoria. Photo: The Blackbird

Transparency is key to the success of the Legal Observer program. The police have to know who the people in orange shirts are, what they’re looking for, and how they’ll behave. To that end, we’re very glad that the ISU has agreed to meet with us.

See you tomorrow, ISU! If you want to do some advance reading, be sure to check out the Legal Observer Information and Training Guide.

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  1. November 7, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    How did the session go?

    • November 10, 2009 at 4:15 PM

      The session went quite well. They (VPD and VISU) were glad to talk to us, and they definitely had a few of their concerns about the LO program answered.

      One of the goals was to open up lines of communication so that we can call them about stuff we’re concerned by—like the lack of ID worn by police in Victoria—and they can let us know if any of our Observers aren’t living up to their commitments. Both VPD and VISU seemed keen on this, so hopefully it will make for cordial relations during the Games.

  2. November 10, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Good to know things went well. Thanks for letting us know.

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