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Implications of Canada’s May 2020 “assault-style” gun ban

Officers who wanted to frequently practice their patrol carbine skills could purchase their own AR-15, during its time as a restricted firearm, and practice on their own time, beyond the once or twice a year mandated qualification their police service provides. These officers must now be aware that such privately owned firearms are prohibited and can no longer be trained with.

Q&A with Bernadine Chapman, RCMP

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Bernadine Chapman became the new Commanding Officer for RCMP, National Division in November 2019. Previously the RCMP district officer for Southern Alberta, Chapman was in charge of 37 detachments there and has spent 31 years overall with the federal police service. Originally from Prince Edward Island, she has served in general duty policing, anti-corruption drugs and organized crime, and employee management relations across the country. She opens up about some of her career highlights as well as her thoughts on employee wellness.

Blue Line, The Podcast: Roxanne Beaubien, Duty Calls Communications

For another special bonus episode, Blue Line, The Podcast welcomes Roxanne Beaubien to the mic. She is an award-winning strategist and former journalist with more than 20 years of policing communications experience at the local, provincial and national level. We talk about the value added by a communications professional and how she thinks the majority of Canadian law enforcement agencies have done with the maintenance of pandemic communications and messaging.
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Constable Scarecrow: Traffic enforcement via inanimate presence

Traffic collisions are a leading cause of death worldwide. They account for more than 1.2 million fatalities and millions of more non-fatal injuries each year... one factor that has been consistently identified as a contributor to collisions and subject to police attention and manipulation is speed. This article presents a description and summary of an evaluation of an innovative initiative designed by police to reduce speeding in British Columbia. » Read more

Fighting human trafficking ‘personal responsibility’

Paul Brandt says he knew he would devote his life to fighting human trafficking when, several years ago, he looked into the eyes of a five-year-old Cambodian girl who was being sold for sex between six and eight times a night. » Read more

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’

The RCMP’s costly contract policing obligations across Canada are draining resources from the force’s federal duties in areas such as organized crime and national security, an internal government memo warns. » Read more

How N.S. mass shooting could bring law that makes abusers’ tactics a crime

The repeated threats and isolation a Nova Scotia mass shooter allegedly used against his spouse show why such cruelty should be a criminal offence in Canada, experts on domestic violence say. » Read more