Inspector Kevin Cyr is the OIC of British Columbia's Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team. He holds a bachelor of science from STFX University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and an LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Ontario.
In this episode Kevin rolls up his sleeves and walks me through what a search warrant is, how they are obtained, and ERT's approach to executing them. Later we pivot to ERT fitness standards, improving female membership in the emergency response team program, and the social isolation some police officers face.
Kevin speaks from a position of experience, education, and serious passion for policing and the work ERT performs.
- 6:20 - first posting
- 12:45 - Major Crimes in Surrey (2010)
- 15:10 - Masters of Law Osgoode Hall
- 18:27 - how police articulate evidence
- 27:59 – what is a search warrant?
- 33:52 - executing search warrants
- 39:54 - no-knock entries
- 43:43 - Seb Lavoie (friend of the show)
- 47:50 - origins of the SWAT team program
- 50:30 - manner of executing a search warrant the prerogative of police
- 55:06 - VPD recruitment video controversy
- 1:02 – how many women in ERT?
- 1:08:58 - ERT fitness and selection: it doesn’t matter how you get over the wall, just get over it. Try your hardest and don’t quit
- 1:13:05 – social isolation of police
- 1:18:20 Echelon Front/Extreme Ownership
- 1:21 – Kevin on the witness stand
Under Reserve thanks Kevin for his time, and his service.