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July 27, 2019
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Retired RCMP civilian member honours female officers in second novel

Helen C. Escott, a retired RCMP civilian member, has released her second crime thriller: Operation Vanished, and named her main character after “two of the most dedicated and honourable police officers... extraordinary women who put their shoulders to the glass ceiling and shattered it...”

Pride and policing: Reconciling our past, celebrating our present and looking towards our future

In June, 26 RCMP delegates from across the country attended the 2nd World LGBTQ Conference for Criminal Justice Professionals, hosted by the Toronto Police Service in partnership with the RCMP. For many, the conference was life-changing.

New Halifax police chief installed

Halifax’s new police chief, Dan Kinsella, pledged to build “a platform of trust” with the community — including reaching out to the city’s minorities — as he was installed with bagpipes, drums and an honour guard.
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More than 4,000 stickers sold for Police Exemplary Service Medal recipients

Seven months ago, recipients of the Governor General’s Police Exemplary Service Medal (PESM) were invited to order a special vinyl sticker created just for these award winners, with all proceeds going directly to Boots on the Ground, a first responders peer support counseling group. » Read more

One of the “first warriors of RCMP unionization” dies in plane crash

James Duggan, a well-known Montreal lawyer who spent years fighting for the rights of RCMP officers to unionize, was among the three victims of a plane crash that occurred in a remote region of northern Quebec. » Learn more

Blue Line, The Podcast: CBSA Officer Tamara Lopez

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we sit down with Border Services Officer Tamara Lopez. She is with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in the Greater Toronto Area and is also a TV host, actor, mentor, conference speaker, a lifelong volunteer, former mascot and a new Serving with Pride director. » Learn more

Study identifies causes of officer injury and death

More research is needed to make police work safer, according to a Canadian study that showed officers under the age of 40 – and particularly males – are at higher risk of injury or death than their older counterparts. » Learn more
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2020 Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards calls for entries

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Calgary Police Rodeo

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

Date: Aug. 11-15, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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IPA Canada Section Training Week – Region 9

Date: Aug. 12-18, 2019
Location: Chilliwack, B.C.
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World Association of Detectives 94th Annual Conference

Date: Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2019
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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