Cantonese for Law Enforcement




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/7/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 4.5x6.5
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9781553695721

About the Book


A Practical Guide to Cantonese for Law Enforcement, Immigration, Customs, Corrections and Security Professionals

Immigrants from Asian countries now make up the largest proportion of new immigrants to North America. Cantonese Chinese is currently the most common Asian dialect encountered by law enforcement officers and public safety officials working in fields such as policing, security, customs, immigration and corrections.

Cantonese for Law Enforcement is a new, original reference guide which accomplishes two goals:

  • It helps enforcement officers who already speak some Cantonese to communicate more effectively by providing the specific terms and phrases needed in law enforcement; and

  • It provides the student or teacher of Cantonese with the first phrasebook and vocabulary specifically designed for law enforcement.

    Developed by a western police officer influenced by his own experiences working in a North American Chinese community for over ten years, Cantonese for Law Enforcement provides practical vocabulary for the types of real-life situations commonly encountered in law enforcement.

    Cantonese for Law Enforcement has been field tested by police officers in agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and recognized as a valuable new law enforcement resource.

About the Author

John Cameron was a member of the Vancouver Police Department for 13 years, and spent eight of those years working as a patrol officer in Vancouver's Chinatown. He has studied Cantonese at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Hong Kong University and with the Royal Hong Kong Police Force.

In 1995, Mr. Cameron began law school and after graduation in 1999 left the police force to begin practising law. While attending law school on exchange in Hong Kong in 1997, Mr. Cameron completed the Hong Kong Government Advanced Cantonese course.

Mr. Cameron now practises law in Vancouver and his client base includes many police officers and members of the Chinese community.