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October 10, 2019

Normalizing mental health key to preventing police suicides, report says

Destigmatizing mental health issues and quick access to quality care are critical to helping stop police officers from killing themselves, a report has found. The study by an expert panel comes up with seven “pathways” to better outcomes for officers, whose suicide rate is far above the national average.

French government admits security breach in police attack

France’s interior minister has acknowledged that there was a breach in security that failed to detect signs of radicalization of a police employee who killed four people inside Paris police headquarters.

Quartermaster section is no longer a boys’ club in Ottawa

Since 1855, the Ottawa Police Service has had a Quartermaster section looking after the needs of officers, civilians and volunteers. This role has been held by men for 163 years. Until November 2018 that is, when the glass ceiling was smashed twice by the same individual, Melanie Butler.
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Lorne Lipkus

Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference talks pill presses, borders and more

The numbers when it comes to fraud and counterfeits keep growing, said Lorne Lipkus of Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP Barristers and Solicitors, kicking off the 24th Annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference in Toronto last month. “We’re not fighting with other crimes anymore,” he continued. “Counterfeiting is the No. 2 method of financing now for organized crime and terrorists...” » Read full article
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A short history of the AR 15 in Canada

Canada’s governing Liberals have proposed a set of new gun control measures that would ban military-style assault rifles, including the AR-15. They contend these weapons “are specifically designed to inflict mass human casualties and have no place in Canadian society.” The decision to highlight the AR-15 in the proposal is unsurprising. The gun has been controversial since its introduction into the Canadian marketplace. » Read full article

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System officially operational: Windsor Police

“We often respond to calls for service that require additional support to locate missing persons, to collect evidence and to enhance the safety of our public where risks to community members and officers exist,” Windsor Police detailed in a news release. “The addition of trained officers piloting the RPAS can assist in these situations and may lesson or even eliminate risks associated to these types of calls for service.” » Read full article

Security clearance backlogs bedeviled RCMP as employee allegedly leaked secrets

The RCMP was struggling to keep staff security clearances up to date during the time a senior employee allegedly tried to pass secrets to adversaries, an internal Mountie audit shows. The audit report stressed the importance of regularly reviewing the security status of RCMP employees to guard against the threat of an insider betraying the national police force by sharing sensitive information with the wrong people. » Read full article
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Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement Annual Training Conference

Date: Oct. 15-19, 2019
Location: St. John’s, N.L.
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Greyman Security Training Conference

Date: Oct. 18-20, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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