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Hundreds pack Toronto’s Greektown for shooting vigil

A stretch of Toronto’s Danforth Avenue was packed with mourners Wednesday evening as the community gathered for a candlelit vigil to honour 10-year-old Julianna Kozis of Markham, Ont., and 18-year-old Reese Fallon of Toronto, who were killed in Sunday’s shooting.

NRPS transitioning to Verified Alarm Response Program

Effective July 1, 2018, alarm companies and monitoring agencies must verify any intrusion alarm before requesting a response from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS). The NRPS will not accept an intrusion alarm if it has not been verified.

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at Vancouver hospital

About 17 per cent of 270,000 service calls last year to the Vancouver Police Department were mental-health related, Chief Const. Adam Palmer said. In 2017, officers waited an average of one hour and 15 minutes in emergency rooms with each person in need until an doctor was available, he added.
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Illegal guns sourced in Canada surge compared to those smuggled from U.S.

Before 2012, about 75 per cent of the firearms were trafficked from the United States. By 2017, however, about half originated from domestic sources, putting an end to the idea that most of Canada’s illegal guns come from across the border, Det. Rob Di Danieli of the Toronto guns and gangs unit said. » Read more...

The meaning of employer loyalty in corrections

Former correctional officer Elina Feyginberg tackles employee retentions and turnover in the industry in her second blog post for Blue Line’s Corrections Corner web series. » Read more...

Supreme Court affirms protection for informers in case of accused former cops

Canada’s top court says police officers accused of crimes have no special right to mount a defence using information gleaned from informers in the course of their work. » Read more...

Police watchdog caseload approaching ‘record high levels’

More than half the cases investigated by Ontario’s police watchdog last year involved people injured while in police custody, according to the agency’s annual report released last week. » Read more...
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Canadian Association of Police Governance Conference

Date: Aug. 8-11, 2018
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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Ontario Special Constables Leadership Summit

Date: Aug. 10, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Calgary Police Rodeo

Date: Aug. 11, 2018
Location: Cochrane, Alta.
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ABLE - Summer Boat Cruise

Date: Aug. 11, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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CACP Conference

Date: Aug. 12-15, 2018
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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