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Indian Ernie

Perspectives on Policing and Leadership by Ernie Louttit

Distributed for Purich Publishing

Indian Ernie

Perspectives on Policing and Leadership by Ernie Louttit

When he began his career with the Saskatoon Police in 1987, Ernie Louttit was only the city’s third native police officer. “Indian Ernie”, as he came to be known on the streets, details an era of challenge, prejudice, and also tremendous change in urban policing which included the Stonechild Inquiry. Drawing from his childhood, army career, and service as a veteran patrol officer, Louttit shares stories of criminals and victims, the night shift, avoiding politics, but most of all, the realities of the marginalized and disenfranchised. Though Louttit’s story is characterized by conflict, danger, and violence, he argues that empathy and love for the community you serve are the greatest tools in any officer’s hands, especially when policing society’s less fortunate.

192 pages


Table of Contents

Preface
1. Shoot or Don’t Shoot
2. Do You Know Your Dad’s an Indian?
3. Rough Start—Mine
4. Rougher Starts—Theirs
5. A Sense of Belonging
6. No Ammunition Is Ever Surplus
7. Leadership, Ego, and Arrogance
8. Cheap and Destructive Highs
9. One Strong Woman
10. Semper vigilans—Assume Nothing
11. Sticking My Nose In
12. To Tell the Truth
13. Murders and Major Crimes
14. Dangerous Pursuits
15. Training Ground
16. Young Man Frozen
17. Late Nights on the Streets
18. “We Know”—Who Knew?
19. Thinking on Your Feet
20. Cold Saves
21. A Family’s Shame
22. The Truest of Warrior Spirits
23. 24/7—The Regular Stuff

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