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NCJ Number: 77180 Find in a Library
Title: Station 10
Corporate Author: National Film Board of Canada
United States of America
Editor(s): R ForterPearsonScott G, M
Project Director: G Pearson; M Scott
Date Published: 1973
Sponsoring Agency: Montreal Urban Community Police Dept
Montreal, Canada
National Film Board of Canada
New York, NY 10020
Sale Source: National Film Board of Canada
1251 Avenue of the Americas
16th Floor
New York, NY 10020
United States of America
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: The film shows the work of the Montreal Urban Community Police Department, Montreal, Canada, during a 60-day period in 1973.
Abstract: The viewer follows the police officers in station house 10 as they investigate tips, help accident victims, perform traffic duty, and engage in other normal activities of their daily schedules. A main theme running through the film is that there are no easy solutions for the social problems with which the police have to contend daily. They help a sick, elderly man to get to a hospital for care, try to deal with a drunken woman who really prefers to stay on the street, help control onlookers during a fire and aid in the fire investigation, arrest a shoplifter, and come to the aid of a young girl who was gang-raped after being forcibly drugged. Viewers experience first-hand the search for robbers in an area of apartment buildings, which entails a search of every apartment in the area; see the street action during night patrol; and witness the effects of the drug culture on criminal activity (crime has increased). The film concludes with the funeral processing for a motorcycle police officer who was killed during a bank robbery.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Canada; Films; Morale; Municipal police; Patrol; Police attitudes; Police community relations; Police deaths; Police decisionmaking; Police discretion; Police occupational stress; Police social services; Police-offender relations; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Role perception
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. This is a two-part, 16mm color film (parts of this film are shown in black and white), which has a running time of 57 minutes and 50 seconds. It is also available on a video cassette with the same running time. Rental is available.
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