Crime Seen: From Patrol Cop to Profiler, My Stories from by Kate Lines

By Kate Lines

A legal profiler, proficient at Quantico, former leader Superintendent of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Kate strains recounts her amazing tale utilizing pivotal instances she labored on during her career.
     How does a farm lady from Ennismore input a male-dominated box and turn into a best felony profiler and groundbreaking chief? For Kate traces, it begun humbly, patrolling highways. She realized speedy that how to thrive used to be to maintain calm, keep it up and not lose her experience of humour. In what stands out as the first of many dramatic turns in her profession, Kate traded in her uniform for a good miniskirt and a leather-based jacket, turning into one of many OPP's first woman undercover officers.
     In 1990 got here the potential for a life-time: to be selected because the 2nd-ever Canadian in an elite software at Quantico, Virginia in what used to be then the rising box of felony profiling. After 10 months of a thorough schooling within the intricacies of violent crime, Kate's new talents made her a lot fashionable again domestic. through the years she was once fascinated about a couple of high-profile situations, resembling the kidnapping and homicide of Kristen French and of Tori Stafford and the disappearance of Michael Dunahee.
     Kate used to be an early proponent of ViCLAS--the Violent Crime Linkage research process, and while she took cost of the recent and large Behavioural Sciences department in Orillia, she took over ViCLAS and became the dep. right into a hub of innovation. Kate used to be offered a Governor General's medal for being within the best 1/10th of one% of the contributors of police forces that yr. the subsequent yr the Canadian Police management starting place named her Police chief of the Year.
     continuously taking care to not aggrandize in any respect the criminals whose names we may possibly comprehend all too good, Kate feels it is even more very important to target the braveness of sufferers and their households. Kate is an unsung, groundbreaking Canadian girl, exclusive during this state, with a different, inspiring and interesting tale to proportion.

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I drove for several blocks, making a few turns along the way to ensure the pimp wasn’t following me. I turned into the back parking lot of an office complex where I met with my cover team, the two guys who had been in the restaurant. I pulled off my wire from underneath my jean jacket and handed over the evidence they needed. They told me the conversation I’d had sounded good and that I’d gotten them everything they needed. We said goodbye with my promise that I would have my Crown brief statement to them in a few days.

And then he left. To be fair, I had asked him to be honest. A couple of weeks later I got another letter in the mail. I thought I knew what it was going to say. Thankfully I was wrong. I had been successful in my application and was to report for duty at the OPP training academy in Toronto on Monday, July 18, 1977. ” —Confucius I HAD THREE WEEKS OF ORIENTATION training at the OPP Academy on Sherbourne Street in downtown Toronto. Although about fifty women had already been hired by the OPP since 1974, there was no uniform available in my size.

As I went from door to door, the wind started to pick up and the smoke and chemical smell started to get stronger. I certainly could have used a gas mask but they hadn’t been distributed to us. When people answered my knock at their door I’m sure I must have looked like I was crying with my watering, stinging eyes and running nose. Some residents were just getting up and had no idea what had happened. Others were already making plans to leave their homes. I told them what little I knew: that there were dangerous gases on a derailed train and that they needed to leave their homes for their own safety.

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