Get an up-close perspective with Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Police Unit, who combat drug abuse and other crimes on a daily basis.
S01:E01 - The New Recruit
Vancouver’s Eastside is a hotbed of crime and drug abuse. The Beat Enforcement Team is charged with maintaining order amidst the chaos. The team’s newest recruit is Mariya Zhalovaga. With veteran Shane Aitken showing her the ropes, Mariya will have to learn quickly or risk being left aside. Meanwhile Sgt. Hinton orders Constables Russell and Prévost to investigate a string of robberies.
S01:E02 - Operation Clean Streets
With his resources stretched to the limit, Sgt. Hinton is asked to commit officers to escorting street-cleaning crews through the Eastside. Two weeks into her training assignment, Zhalovaga, has yet to hit her stride. Meanwhile, Constable Fisher is struggling to balance the demands of work with her personal ambitions, as she attempts at getting pregnant.
S01:E03 - Drug Debts
Constable Kristie Fisher returns from medical leave, her latest attempt at getting pregnant having failed. With her partner Tara, they escort a local resident who’s been receiving threats from a violent ex. Meanwhile, the B.E.T. try to track down a drug dealer who’s tortured women over drug debts. Due to an incredible rise in chronic offenders, Sgt. Hinton works to raise awareness of the problem.
S01:E04 - Overdose Epidemic
Sgt. Hinton alerts his squad to a rash of drug overdoses that have swept across the Eastside. The illicit trade of methadone might be the cause. Meanwhile, Sgt. Hinton and Mark Steinkampf are both being considered for promotions. When Hinton decides to take the leap into upper management, the reins of the squad fall to his good friend, the newly minted Sgt. Steinkampf.
S01:E05 - Community Centre Clean-Up
As Hinton adjusts to a more administrative role, his successor at the B.E.T., Sgt. Steinkampf, unveils his first operation in the Eastside: a major clean up of the drug trade taking place around the Community Center. Throughout this initiative, Constable Russell, one of the team’s youngest officers, is hard at work mentoring the team’s newest member, Marina Trenkel.
S01:E06 - Teens in the Streets
The drug abuse of the Eastside is starting to spill over into Chinatown. With business owners and residents alarmed, the B.E.T. decides to act. Constable Black takes charge of the situation by clearing the streets of drug users, and then targets a notorious dealer who operates out of a Chinatown rooming-house. Constables Russell and Prévost face the growing problem of teenagers on the streets.
S01:E07 - Scared Straight
Constable Aitken takes a class of local students on a tour of the Eastside. The sights and sounds are at times grim, but they drive home the realities of addiction. Meanwhile The Beat Enforcement Team works to bring down a gang of Central American drug dealers. When Constable Fisher discovers that they swallow their stash before officers can seize it, she decides to take a more discreet approach.
S01:E08 - Undercover
A controversial government decision to shut down a safe injection site has everyone choosing sides. Sgt. Steinkampf takes a visiting journalist on a tour of the neighborhood, just as housing activists decide to squat in a nearby park. Inspector McKay, meanwhile, is on the lookout for a prostitute he’s been trying to help get off the streets.
S01:E09 - Drug Raid
Rooming houses on the Downtown Eastside have become a favorite spot for drug dealers to conduct business. When Sgt. Steinkampf receives a tip concerning a drug ring in one of the neighborhood’s most notorious buildings, he decides to act. At the same time, Sgt. Hinton faces another major problem in the area: violence toward the elderly community.
S01:E10 - Operation Old Timer
With “Operation Old Timer” in full swing, Sgt. Hinton decides that he will take a turn as the undercover elderly decoy. The success of the operation motivates Hinton to apply for a permanent position of staff sergeant. Meanwhile, Constable Fisher finds it difficult to balance the stresses of the beat with her personal life.