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Crime down in first eight months of pandemic, but mental health calls on the rise: StatCan

Newly released figures point to a major drop in police-recorded crime during the first eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Statistics Canada says 19 police services across Canada reported that select criminal incidents fell by 18 per cent between March and October 2020, compared with the same period a year earlier.

Nova Scotia working to regulate sale of used police vehicles

Nova Scotia is drafting legislation around the sale of used police vehicles and equipment after a man driving a replica RCMP cruiser killed 22 people last April.

Drug users at greater risk of dying as services scale back in second wave of COVID-19

Canada’s ongoing border shutdown has disrupted the flow of illicit drugs, and dealers looking to stretch their limited supplies are more apt to add potentially toxic adulterants.
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Transit safety

Sexual offending in a transit environment: closing the gap between theory and prevention

Crowded transit environments can create ideal conditions to facilitate sexual harassment, inappropriate touching or groping. Many offenders attempt to disguise these acts as incidental, caused by the bumps and turns in the journey, and women make up the vast majority of victims. Many transit authorities acknowledge that women’s safety on transit is an important issue, while researchers argue that acknowledging women’s safety has not led to many policy or practices that address the issue. By Justin Biggs » Read more

Quebec to exempt homeless from curfew after court finds measure endangered safety

The Quebec government said Wednesday it will not challenge a temporary court order granted Tuesday that exempts the homeless from a provincewide curfew imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19. » Read more

Prince Edward Island man faces possible firearms and threats charges after standoff Sunday

Police in Prince Edward Island say charges are possible after a complaint of a man with a firearm uttering threats in a home in Nail Pond, near the western tip of the province. RCMP Staff Sgt. Troy Maclean says police were called early Sunday morning by a family member who said the young man was uttering threats to himself, the family member and any police who intervened. » Read more

Ontario recovers $1 million allegedly taken by senior civil servant accused of fraud

A former senior employee with the Ontario government has repaid more than $11 million in COVID-19 benefits the province alleges he took fraudulently, his lawyer said Friday. » Read more

Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

Location: Virtual
Date: March 4, 2021
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TACCOM 2021 Show

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Date: April 23-25, 2021
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Fourth International VPD Police Judo Clinic

Location: Online
Date: April 27, 2021
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HK Memorial Hockey Tournament 2021

Location: Brampton, Ontario
Date: April 29-30, 2021
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