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December 6, 2018

RCMP offers ‘deepest sympathies’ to family of spokesman after coroner’s inquest

An inquest has heard how a former RCMP spokesman experienced a deterioration of his mental health before he died by suicide in 2013. It was recommended the RCMP evaluate its mental health strategy and offer a variety of methods for mental health education.

A physical, safe place to be in crisis… What does this mean for us?

“Our profession is unique and brings many aspects that require special care in order for our mental health crisis to be dealt with effectively. Many would consider it to be sub-culture-specific and to provide proper support, those who are helping us navigate the crisis must understand both the language and also of organizational/platoon dynamics,” writes columnist Michelle Vincent.

Ronald Taverner appointed new commissioner of OPP

A veteran Toronto police officer has been named the next commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. Supt. Ronald Taverner will take over the post on Dec. 17, according to a news release from the provincial government.
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Seneca College

Seneca launches Honours Bachelor of Crime and Intelligence Analysis degree

Seneca College is launching a brand-new Honours Bachelor of Crime and Intelligence Analysis degree program in January. This is the first degree of its kind in Ontario, college staff say, providing graduates with employment-ready skills. » Read more...

Complaints about Manitoba police forces decline: report

A new report shows there was a decline in the number of formal complaints filed last year by Manitobans against 11 municipal police departments in the province. The annual report from the Law Enforcement Review Agency says 109 complaints about police conduct were filed in 2017 — down from 122 the year before. » Read more...

Prosecution appealing acquittal of officers trapped in Cuba: family

After five judges acquitted the two B.C. police officers trapped in Cuba earlier this month, the men’s families have issued a statement saying, “we have learned that the prosecution is appealing the unanimous decision of the judges,” and that “the nightmare is not yet over.” » Read more...

Case Law • Inventory search of laptop bag in towed vehicle lawful

Just because a vehicle is not “impounded,” but rather towed under provincial legislation, does not mean the police cannot safeguard its contents by conducting an inventory search. » Read more...

NSSF Shot Show

Date: Jan. 22-25, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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B.C. First Responders’ Mental Health Conference

Date: Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2019
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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Officer Safety and Wellness Symposium

Date: Feb. 18-19, 2019
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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