The Beat Season II

You may have noticed that lately I haven’t been blogging quite as frequently as before. While I certainly have not run out of things to say, I’ll admit it’s been a challenge this summer to find time to sit down and write.

Fear not. Things should be back to normal in a few weeks.

In the meantime, you’ll be able to get your fix starting tonight, when the first episode of The Beat Season II airs on Outdoor Life Network (word is, I may make an appearance or two in the show).

Here’s a promotional clip I pulled from You Tube for the first season of the show, which aired a couple years ago.

The Beat Season II is a 10-part reality series that was filmed over several months this past winter and spring. The film crew embedded with Beat Enforcement Team members to document the work we do and the challenges we face while trying to police the Downtown Eastside.

Can’t wait to see the finished product.

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19 Responses to The Beat Season II

  1. Andrew K says:

    Is there anywhere to watch the first season?

    • Steve says:

      Try YouTube. I think you can see all the episodes from Season 1 there.

    • CG says:

      Season 1:

      That’s the “channel” for Vancouver Police. It’s been set up really well so that when you find Season 1 Episode 1 Part 1 it will link at the end to Part 2, 3, and 4 (some episodes are 3 parts…others are 4).

      Then, when the episode is done, it will link to the next episode as well.

      Quality isn’t the greatest but it’s all there and free and you don’t have to actually download anything!

  2. Ironwannabe says:

    WOW love your blog, I always read it… and now that your doing Ironman i love it even more!!! doing my first one Aug 26th!!!!

  3. Eddy says:

    This is a wonderful blog. By taking the time to write about the folks you encounter on the DTES, you’re showing that their lives mean something and aren’t a waste. Please keep up the good work.

  4. A. KIMAKOWICH says:


    Great second season episode! Quite enjoyed it.
    When your talking about the twitter account, and tweeting your BEAT that day, what account is it so we can all follow along?

    Stay safe

    • Steve says:

      I don’t actually have my own Twitter account. The department had asked me to do “tweet-along” for one night only, and that’s what was referenced in the show. I found that I have trouble keeping my comments to 140 characters or less. If you’re interested, Constable Sandra Glendinning, a VPD dog handler, is a devoted tweeter. She writes her own blog about her work with the VPD dog squad. You can check her out at

      • A. KIMAKOWICH says:

        Thank you Steve! I follow Sandra already on Twitter, in addition to staying up to date with her blog as well. Her blog is actually what pointed me in the direction of yours. Keep up the good work, your giving the public a fascinating look at the work we do as law enforcement officers.

  5. Janice says:

    Loved the show. Interesting. Done very well. Look forward to seeing more!!!

  6. km says:

    Does anyone have a link to episode 2? Has it aired yet? Episode 1 was great but is that all there is?

    Thanks JL for the link to episode 1!

    • Jenna says:

      They’re showing them on OLN, which I don’t get unfortunately. I believe there have been 3 episodes now. I’d love to see them too; CityTV only has the first episode available, plus some “extras”. Does anyone know if the rest of the season will be available elsewhere??

  7. km says:

    Should I say Have Fun or Good Luck with the ironman? What is the appropriate phrasing? How about Stay Safe (I hear these races can be dangerous)? oh well..cannot decide so will go with a simple wish that you Enjoy it. Enjoy!

  8. Adamo says:

    Does any one know where I can watch the second and third episodes online? Right now they only have the first episode online, I’d like to see the rest!

  9. Jack Smith says:

    Hey Steve, can you please ask the same people who posted Season 1 on the vancouver police youtube channel to start posting season 2 episodes.

    Thanks man.

  10. Daniel says:

    For those of you wanting to watch the second season of “The BEAT”, CityTv will be broadcasting the show as of the 15th of September.

    Love your blog Steve !

  11. Jenny says:

    Hello, I just wanted to say I love reading your blog.

    You and all the officers on the Beat do an amazing job down here!