Episode 1: Vehicle crash
In this series kick-off of Tribal Police Files the officers inspect the scene of a motor vehicle accident where drinking and driving is suspected. The Chief Officer for the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police Service, Dee Doss-Cody, attends a pow-wow and shares the importance of traditional spiritual practices for her team. Chief Officer Dee Doss-Cody also reveals the tension and pressure of facing danger down the barrel of a gun.
Episode 2: Dangerous bear
Constable Leonard Isaac and Sergeant Dale Austinson respond to call about a possible bear sighting in the same location of a previous fatal bear attack. Chief Officer Dee Doss-Cody builds 2 connections with young children in the community through a drumming circle. And the action continues when Constable Dwayne Honeyman and Sergeant Dale Austinson make a splitsecond life-saving decision in dealing with an armed man.
Episode 3: Possible suicidal male
The Stl’atl’imx Tribal police kick-off this episode by defusing a tense situation involving threats of suicide. Constable Mitchell Thevarge shares the importance of smudging and spirituality in policing his community. Former police officer Steve Sxwithul’txw reveals how having to face a decision to pull the trigger of a gun changed his life.
Episode 4: Firearms Call
Constable Dwayne Honeyman and Sergeant Dale Austinson must quickly adapt when they respond to a misleading call involving firearms. Having made a commitment to lead a healthy lifestyle, Constable Leonard Isaac embraces the challenges and revelations of a traditional vision quest. On the job Constable Isaac follows up reports of residents illegally swapping license plates on vehicles.
Episode 5: Sudden death
Two tribal police officers respond to the report of a sudden death, and they must determine if there are any suspicious circumstances. Sergeant Dale Austinson reveals what it was like to grow up as the son of a Mountie. And when faced with growing anger and animosity at the scene of a call-out, tribal police officers continue to show respect and understanding to the community members.
Episode 6: Theft file
It’s three-on-one when Constable Mitchell Thevarge chases down suspects and finds a knife in their vehicle. Chief Officer Dee Doss-Cody reveals how attending traditional sweats makes her a better police officer. And the action continues when Constable Dwayne Honeyman responds to a call that might involve domestic violence.
Episode 7: Domestic violence
Constable Leonard Isaac and Sergeant Dale Austinson arrest a man for assault, and the victim of domestic violence shares her terror and pain. Chief Officer Dee Doss-Cody reveals that as a young mother she was also the target of domestic violence. And an officer shares his experience of on-the-job racism as a member of the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police Service.
Episode 8: Cyber bullying
Tribal police officers respond to a call about cyberbullying against a local teenager. Constable Dwayne Honeyman drives a long and treacherous road to track down the subject of a warrant. And Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police officers gain the strength to deal with modern policing issues by drawing lessons from traditions and culture.
Episode 9: Mother in crisis
Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police officers respond to a heart-breaking situation involving a mother in crisis. Chief Officer Dee Doss-Cody visits the pit houses of her ancestors and is empowered by her people’s heritage. And when a call comes in of a crime in progress, officers put their training and experience to the test.
Episode 10: Intoxicated male
Constable Len Isaac and Sergeant Dale Austinson respond to a domestic, and describe how alcohol fuels violence. Dwayne Honeyman shares how stress and exhaustion led him to temporarily leave the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police Service. And an officer faces real frustration when he struggles to arrest a violent and intoxicated man while members of the public record the incident with their cell phones.
Episode 11: Knife
Constable Mitchell Thevarge attends a disturbing domestic violence call that involves threats with a hunting knife. Constable Leonard Isaac arrests a man for being intoxicated in public who suffers from flashbacks of residential school. And community and cultural leader Roger Adolph shares the importance of the salmon to the St’at’imc peoples.
Episode 12: School and guns
Constable Mitchell Thevarge responds to a shooting at an elementary school. The action continues when Constable Len Isaac attends a call about a woman in crisis at Fountain Flats. And Chief Officer Dee Doss-Cody takes part in a community gathering where locals share the importance of having the tribal police service.
Episode 13: Rock slide
This action packed episode kicks off with the St’at’imc Fountain Valley Xaxli’p First Nation declaring a state of emergency due to a dangerous rock slide closing a major road. Constable Mitch Thevarge responds to confusing reports of a man in crisis. Chief Officer Dee Doss-Cody reveals the impacts of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on the job.