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October 4, 2018
Toronto Community Housing

Fredericton police bolster front line emergency response

Chief Leanne Fitch said in a statement Monday that although the pain of the loss is still very fresh, the force has to adjust the way it delivers services to adapt to a “post-August 10” reality.

Ask for public inquiry if you disagree: police complaint commissioner to mayors

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner is encouraging two Greater Victoria mayors to ask for a public inquiry if they have a problem with its report that says the politicians mishandled harassment allegations made against a former police chief.

Canadian cities consider drinking in public parks ahead of cannabis legalization

As all corners of the country prepare for a seismic shift in how and where people consume marijuana, several cities are considering whether it would make sense to legalize drinking alcohol in parks as well — a move an expert said would bring antiquated laws in line with the way people already behave.
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Featured News 

Unsanctioned homecoming events continue to strain public safety resources

Last weekend’s unsanctioned student event in London, Ont. was attended by an estimated 20,000 at its height and was a significant strain on emergency services throughout the City of London, said the leaders of London’s police, fire and paramedic services at a news conference on Tuesday. » Read more...

Toronto police to expand neighbourhood officer program

Deputy Chief Peter Yuen, who is in charge of the Toronto police force’s communities and neighbourhoods command, said the expansion of the neighbourhood officer program will roll out in phases over the course of a year and will more than double the number of community officers on city streets. » Read more...

Curtis Zablocki is new Alberta RCMP commanding officer

Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki has been appointed the RCMP commanding officer for the province. Zablocki had been heading up the RCMP in Saskatchewan for the past two years. » Read more...

Justice minister defends approval of roadside pot test

Some Canadian police forces are hesitant to use a federally approved roadside marijuana test, raising questions about the Liberal government’s decision to give the devices the green light. » Read more...
Chief's Gala

Out of the Blue Gala 2018

Date: Oct. 13, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Back on Track Conference & Gala - Odd Squad

Date: Oct. 19, 2018
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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Unmanned Canada 2018

Date: Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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Toronto Police Chief's Gala

Date: Nov. 1, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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