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Police in Saskatchewan busy with freedom of information requests

A move in Saskatchewan to include municipal police forces in the province’s Freedom of Information Act has resulted in a stream of requests, police in Regina say.

Quebec provincial police beef up cold case squad

Quebec provincial police intend to add up to 25 more employees to the five-person cold case unit in the coming months, with a focus on unsolved cases involving women and children.

Technique to detect illicit drone video filming demonstrated

The “first technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video” is revealed in a new study published by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Weizmann Institute of Science cybersecurity researchers. The study addresses increasing concerns about the proliferation of drone use for personal and business applications and how it is impinging on privacy and safety.
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Blue Line Leadership Award

Call for submissions: Police Leadership Award 2018

For years now, the annual Blue Line Leadership Award recognizes and encourages a standard of excellence that exemplifies “Leadership as an Activity not a Position,” and pride in service to the public. Its goal is to increase effectiveness, influence and quality of police situational leadership from both an organizational and community perspective. The deadline for 2018 is fast approaching. Who is your police leader? >> Nominate today!
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OPP distributing new kids safety book

The Ontario Provincial Police and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection have signed an agreement that highlights areas of collaboration to enhance the safety of children and youth in Ontario. To kickstart this alliance, the Canadian Centre developed My First Safety Book for children between the ages four and seven, which helps parents build their child’s personal safety skills. The OPP says it is distributing thousands of copies. » Read more...
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Panasonic Canada Summit

Smart Cities & Public Safety

On January 31, Panasonic Canada will be hosting a Smart City Public Safety Summit, a 1/2 day conference focusing on new and intelligent solutions that law enforcement agencies and municipalities across Canada can utilize in the changing landscape of Public Safety & IT in Canada. From Next-Gen technology including body-worn cameras to the latest digital video technology, this is a must-attend event for senior executives and IT personnel in Canadian policing and law enforcement. >> Register Today

Crown wants convictions for B.C. pair earlier accused of terror related crimes

A British Columbia judge was wrong to throw out findings of guilt against a pair of accused terrorist sympathizers who planted what they thought were pressure-cooker bombs on the lawn of the provincial legislature, the Crown says. » Read more...

Toronto area mall one of world’s most notorious sources of counterfeit goods

Pacific Mall, a predominantly Chinese-Canadian shopping centre in Markham, Ont., is one of 18 brick-and-mortar locations and 25 online retailers named by the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative in its annual review of so-called “notorious markets” for pirated and counterfeit goods. » Read more...

VPD “will do whatever it takes to seek justice for your son”

Vancouver police have assigned more than 50 officers to the investigation of a brazen gunfight that killed a 15-year-old boy after he was struck by a bullet while passing in a vehicle with his family. » Read more...

NSSF Shot Show

Date: Jan. 23-26, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Paramedic Nat’s 2nd Annual Evening For Mental Health

Date: Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Thornton, Ont.
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Panasonic Canada’s Smart City Public Safety Summit

Date: Jan. 31, 2018
Location: Vaughan, Ont.
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3rd Annual Mission 500 Hockey Classic

Date: Feb. 15, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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