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July 4, 2019
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OACP 2019 meeting explores opioid crisis, lessons from Humboldt...

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) hosted its annual general meeting downtown Toronto last week and presented education sessions on the opioid crisis, lessons from the Humboldt major incident, organizational wellness and more, as well as announced a new executive. Congratulations to Chief Paul Pedersen of the Greater Sudbury Police Service, who has now been sworn-in as president of the OACP, succeeding Chief Kimberley Greenwood of the Barrie Police Service.

CBSA has removed fewer than 900 ‘irregular’ asylum seekers since 2017

The Canada Border Services Agency has removed fewer than 900 of 45,000 “irregular” asylum-seekers who have applied for refugee protection in Canada through a loophole in asylum laws, according to new federal figures.

New Trudeau/Trump opioid plan helps rebuild frayed relations

The ranking U.S. diplomat on drug enforcement policy is to visit Ottawa in July to kick-start a fresh round of co-operation between the two countries on tackling the opioid crisis. That includes a renewed focus on stemming the flow of fentanyl into the two countries from China, The Canadian Press has learned.
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What authorities can learn from the Raptors parade shooting

The body of knowledge on sports crowd violence provides some insight into the circumstances in Toronto during the Raptors celebration. Social scientists have identified seven main categories of sports crowd violence: Fighting, verbal abuse, unauthorized entry into the field of play, throwing projectiles, vandalism and terrorism. » Read more

‘It would be terrible if nothing changed,’ says Danforth victim’s father

When Ken Price read the final police report on the man who shot his daughter during a rampage through Toronto’s Greektown, it galvanized his resolve to tackle one of the major issues that emerged through the investigation: access to a handgun. » Learn more

The explosion of digital evidence and the pain points experienced by police services

Today’s tech-driven world is having a serious impact on the way police investigations are conducted. Police services are now obtaining digital assets through a number of new mediums, including recording devices, social media and text messages. In fact, a recent study found that 85 per cent of today’s investigations involve some form of digital evidence. The days of officers spending valuable time hand writing reports are over. However, while digital records have the ability to reduce reporting time and improve accuracy, agencies are now faced with a whole new set of challenges as they tackle the resulting influx of data. » Learn more

Cannabis use jumped 40 per cent in Canada between 2013 and 2017

The United Nations’ latest world drug report shows more Canadians started using cannabis each year in the lead-up to the drug’s legalization for recreational use. » Learn more
Ottawa Police Service

Camp Courage • The First Responders Society

Date: July 9-17, 2019
Location: Various Locations Across Nova Scotia
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Edmonton First Responders Rodeo

Date: July 13, 2019
Location: St. Albert, Alta.
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International Cyber Security and Intelligence Conference

Date: July 16-20, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Calgary Police Rodeo

Date: Aug. 10, 2019
Location: Cochrane, Alta.
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