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Halifax officer ‘whips’ and ‘nae naes’

A video tweeted by Halifax Regional Police Association director Perry Astephen shows a police officer dancing to Drake’s “In My Feelings.” Astephen later responded to his own tweet: “#policearehuman2.”

Feds ramp up brainstorming on handgun crime

A federal bill introduced late last winter would expand the scope of background checks on those who want to acquire a gun, strengthen record-keeping requirements for sales and require purchasers to present a firearms licence. But the government is actively exploring additional measures.

Calgary university develops investigative tool for wildfires, oil spills

A $550,000 mass spectrometer has been developed at Mount Royal University to help investigators looking into wildfires, arsons and oil spills.
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Toronto Community Safety Unit: training to serve, protect and engage communities

Earlier this year, Toronto Community Housing Corp. hired 15 individuals to join the Community Safety Unit as special constables. These recruits joined a team with members from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. » Read more...

Scientists publish data needed for next-generation forensic DNA profiling

“If you’re working criminal cases, you need to be able to generate match statistics,” said Katherine Gettings, a biologist at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). “The data we’ve published will make it possible for labs that use Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to generate those statistics.” » Read more...

Stats Can notes another increase in Crime Severity Index

The national crime rate rose one per cent, while the police-reported CSI increased two per cent. This was the third consecutive increase in the CSI following an 11-year downward trend from 2003 to 2014. » Read more...

Quebec announces $35 million a year for addiction treatment

Quebec’s health minister says there is no opioid crisis in the province, but the government is still investing millions to try and prevent one from occurring. » Read more...

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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