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Sarnia Police Service launch camera registry

The Sarnia Police Service, along with Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers and Allstate Insurance (Sarnia Agency), have launched a local camera registry initiative to save time and potentially gain valuable information to solve a crime or locate a missing person.

What is psychosis? – A primer for police officers

Psychosis is a term that denotes a disorder of thought. By definition, a disorder of thought involves tangential thinking and difficulty in maintaining thought on a fixed topic. Typically, there are two major components – delusions and perceptual abnormalities.

Ontario launches redesigned training program for corrections officers

Ontario has released details of its Corrections Foundational Training program, a redesigned curriculum to educate and prepare the province's incoming correctional officers. This new training will "give staff the tools they need to plan and build a career in corrections, as well as meet the needs of a modern correctional system."
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Odds are… gambling is behind recent wave of underworld violence

Gambling — is it a victimless crime? A game of poker may seem harmless and innocent, but it isn’t. Gambling is a lucrative vice in organized crime, fraught with territorial violence and even murder. The common denominator in the underworld that transcends geographic borders, cultures and genres of any organized criminal group is cash — and gambling provides plenty of cash. » Read more
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DeGroote Police Services Project Leadership Program

The Ontario police services must successfully manage a changing law enforcement landscape while also managing projects to smoothly execute on operations. In collaboration with the Executive Education team at the DeGroote School of Business, a training program has been developed for senior police leaders.
The Police Services Project Leadership Program provides intensive and interactive courses. Developed by leading industry and faculty experts, each day focuses on a specific topic relevant to project and/or change management.

Change Management – January 29, 2020
Project Management Essentials – January 30, 2020
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Calgary Summit

Editor’s commentary: Of coroners and constables…

The eight-day CN Rail strike, allegedly the longest rail strike since 2012, was the talk of the town back in November as it sparked waves of supply disruption across the country. However, the rail conversation for me was centred solidly on community safety and collaboration within the ways we respond to non-suspicious rail death investigations. It’s a sensitive topic but it is one we cannot ignore. » Read more

New on the Corrections Corner blog: Cannabis & the correctional system

Kevin Scott Miller was an offender under community supervision, residing in a half-way house in Chilliwack, B.C., when he was caught smoking marijuana. In his case, it became clear the Canadian correctional system was still struggling with how to handle offenders who use cannabis for medical purposes. » Read more

Toronto Crime Stoppers reinvest funds in community supports and neighbourhood initiatives

Toronto Crime Stoppers is celebrating Crime Stoppers Month and announced their new rebrand strategy, which aims to mobilize the public while reinvesting funds back into Toronto’s neighbourhoods. » Read more
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Blue Line Expo 2020

Plan for Blue Line Expo 2020!

Join Commissionaires, Whelen, Humber College, Provix and many others on the Blue Line Expo 2020 exhibition floor in Mississauga, Ont. Book your space now — it’s going fast! (And special shout-out to Cambli who joins us as a silver sponsor!) » Book your booth
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National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show

Date: Jan. 21-24, 2020
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Date: Jan. 22-24, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers Conference

Date: Feb. 10-14, 2020
Location: Lake Louise, Alta.
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Committee of Youth Officers for the Province of Ontario Conference

Date: Feb. 19-21, 2020
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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