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Using out-of-the-box thinking for developing occupationally-specific programming

As police officers we know training is key. In today’s climate, training is not only what we fall back on but what we will be evaluated on should our split-decision actions be questioned in an inquiry. With that being said, what kind of training do we actually practice? We have our annual requalification, which in most organizations involves defensive tactics, firearms training and thematic scenarios — often developed as a result of serious mishaps experienced throughout the year. Perhaps unconventional thinking in the development of our programming would be the missing ingredient.

Drawing the Blue Line

As police budgets escalate at a rate in excess of inflation, there is a long-standing concern the business model of policing in Canada is unsustainable. The situation is already at a breaking point in many smaller municipalities, rural areas and much of Atlantic Canada where property taxes are stagnant. New Brunswick, for instance, is currently reviewing local and provincial policing services to “find ways to improve co-operation and safety.”

Halton Regional Police Service now equipped with ClearMasks

“The wearing of face coverings/masks is known to pose a significant barrier to the Deaf community, as masks make it harder to lip read and understand sign language,” Halton Regional Police Service announced. To better serve “the demographics of our community,” while continuing to mitigate the transmi​ssion of COVID-19, Halton Regional Police Service officers are now equipped with ClearMasks.

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Case Law: Warrantless swabbing of car door handle is unconstitutional

Swabbing the door handles of a vehicle in a public parking lot and analyzing those swabs using special equipment requires a warrant, Ontario’s top court has ruled. In R. v. Wawrykiewycz, 2020 ONCA 269, the police were investigating the accused for drug trafficking. On two occasions, the police swabbed the exterior driver’s side door handle of the accused’s car when he parked it in a public place. The swabs were analyzed using an ion scanner and tested positive for cocaine. » Read more

‘Busy, busy summer:’ Rescue agencies see more calls as people keep close to home

Rescue agencies in Alberta are fielding a higher volume of calls, including ones about accidental deaths, as Canadians stay closer to home this summer due to COVID-19. » Read more

Police chiefs embrace health led response to dealing with people in mental crisis

Police chiefs say they support closer collaboration with crisis workers to help prevent tragedies when their officers confront people dealing with mental-health issues. Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah says sending two police officers to such calls allows only the option of transporting the person in need to a hospital. » Read more

Genetec launches e-book to help public safety organizations build smarter cities

To help public safety organizations navigate options and evaluate different technologies, Genetec and Intel have co-authored an e-book called Enhancing Public Safety: Considerations for building Safer, Smarter Cities. » Read more

FBINAA 2020: Connecting Leaders

Location: Online
Date: Sept. 1-3, 2020
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3rd Simon Fraser Warrior Golf Tournament

Location: Caledon, Ont.
Date: Sept. 17, 2020
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Niagara Counterfeit and Fraud Workshop

Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2020
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International Cyber Security and Intelligence Conference

Location: Brampton, Ont.
Date: Oct. 7-8, 2020
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