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Souls Behind the Badge: The Real World of Policing - An Insider’s View

by Wayne Ryan, designed by Natalie Olsen, photographs by Laird Allan, edited by Suzanne Paschall

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There’s no question that law enforcement officers are under intense scrutiny. In high-profile Canadian cases like Robert Dziekanski and Willie Pickton, police are blamed by a critical public and the media for everything from excessive use of force to allowing criminals to get away with murder. In Souls Behind the Badge, retired veteran RCMP officer Wayne Ryan describes in graphic detail the emotional trauma the job inflicts on those who serve and protect us. Most often, what the public sees of a case is not nearly the whole story. Using personal accounts and the analyses of a seasoned officer, Ryan explains how police officers make their decisions on the job and what it’s like to cope with the aftermath. Examining numerous issues including sexual harassment, gender bias, and allegations of misconduct, Ryan speaks frankly about the gritty reality encountered by those in a profession that is often glamorized by the entertainment industry.
Souls Behind the Badge is both intimate and analytical, leaving the reader to consider the fine line between the public’s expectations and human limitations.

About the Authors

Wayne Ryan

In his 21 years as an RCMP officer, Ryan worked as a patrol officer, plainclothes detective, and hostage negotiator. He retired at the rank of Sergeant in 1996 after partaking in over 500 major crime investigations.
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Natalie Olsen

In his 21 years as an RCMP officer, Ryan worked as a patrol officer, plainclothes detective, and hostage negotiator. He retired at the rank of Sergeant in 1996 after partaking in over 500 major crime investigations.
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Laird Allan

In his 21 years as an RCMP officer, Ryan worked as a patrol officer, plainclothes detective, and hostage negotiator. He retired at the rank of Sergeant in 1996 after partaking in over 500 major crime investigations.
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Suzanne Paschall

In his 21 years as an RCMP officer, Ryan worked as a patrol officer, plainclothes detective, and hostage negotiator. He retired at the rank of Sergeant in 1996 after partaking in over 500 major crime investigations.
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Editorial Reviews

A critical public, a public that is also prone to second guessing, often fails to see the human side of police work. Ryan takes the reader on an insightful journey, reflecting on the challenging reality of law enforcement.

— Police Studies Professor

Ryan's account is balanced and detailed, without avoiding the issues facing modern policing and the RCMP. Ryan challenges the reader to think past the quick and easy criticism of a proud institution that still matters to Canadians. This is a well-informed insider’s view of the RCMP.

— Host of John Gormley Live

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