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June 6, 2019

How an online subculture has led to violence against women

Why should we be concerned about incels? The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-government not-for-profit organization that tracks all forms of hate groups in the United States, started to track male supremacy forums in 2012. It recognized how essential male supremacist ideas were associated with the rise of the so-called “alt-right” and formally added male supremacist groups to their “hate map” in 2017.

Dangerous ‘purple heroin’ has made its way to Montreal, police document says

An internal note obtained by The Canadian Press says the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal has been informed of purple heroin’s presence in the greater Montreal area. The Ontario Provincial Police warned earlier this year about the dangers of the drug, which is also known as “purp” or “purple,” and is typically made up of heroin, OxyContin and fentanyl or carfentanil.

Policing community eyes change after missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry

In a statement, Commissioner Brenda Lucki said her force has already started to work on policy and procedure changes during the course of the inquiry’s work, such as creating a national unit to help with major investigations and in updating policies and procedures for missing-person and sudden-death investigations.
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Mobility symposium

Mobility symposium looks at “next evolution” of on-the-go technology

The idea of “bringing the office to the officer” was showcased recently at the second annual Mobility Symposium, hosted by Samsung and D and R Electronics at the Darta Fleet Solutions site in Bolton, Ont. » Read more

Psychological triggers: awareness and impact

Triggers resembling those of a stressful event can cause a strong emotional reaction similar to what was previously experienced. Some triggers are obvious, such as witnessing a death or serious collision, but some are not so obvious — viewing news coverage or a documentary, for example. In fact, a simple conversation alone can be a trigger. » Learn more

Corrections Corner: Compiling the data on correctional officer suicide rates

In this blog, Corrections Corner columnist Elina Feyginberg wanted to focus her research on correctional officer suicide rates in Canada. As she combed through many government and scholarly sources, she says it was a definite struggle to find any tangible numbers. She decided to compile her own data by researching individual stories, newspaper articles and local news reports across the country. » Learn more

CBSA can now seize chemicals used to make illegal opioids

The Government of Canada announced new regulatory amendments under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) to help tackle the illegal trafficking and production of controlled substances. These changes came into force immediately and control specific chemicals—known as precursors—from being imported and used in the illegal production of fentanyls and amphetamines, such as methamphetamine and MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy). » Learn more
The Podcast

First Responders Pride Party & Fundraiser

Date: June 14, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Gat Show Canada

Date: June 14-15, 2019
Location: St. Anns, Ont.
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World Maritime Rescue Congress 2019

Date: June 15-19, 2019
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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LEOSH 2019 Conference

Date: June 19-22, 2019
Location: Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ont.
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Leading Complex Systems Retreat

Date: June 24-29, 2019
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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