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Ottawa funds 'vending machines' that dispense safer drugs to prevent overdoses

The federal government has provided nearly $3.5 million in funding for vending machines that will dispense a medical-grade opioid to drug users in four cities in an effort to prevent overdose deaths.

Body worn cameras to provide accountability, transparency: Police Chief

The Thunder Bay Police Services in Ontario hope the implementation of body-worn and in-car cameras will provide more transparency and accountability when it comes to policing in Thunder Bay, says the city's police chief.

British Columbia targets gun violence in new legislation

British Columbia wants to try and reduce shootings connected to gangs and drugs with legislation introduced March 3 that partly focuses on the transportation of illegal firearms.
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A call for training reform

Training on investigative interviewing has a key role in the translation of research into practice. With regards to the impact of training, what matters is the content and methods used in the training. Many interview guidelines and training courses have been designed based on field experiences, research findings and best practices. Researchers have used various methods to assess the training outcomes but most of the studies showed that training courses have not led to the expected levels of development in interview performance. By Davut Akca » Read now
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Save-My-Life School: A First Responder’s Mental Health Journey

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Toronto van attack: Guilty verdict, but Canada still needs to tackle ideological violence

Almost three years after the April 23, 2018, van attack in Toronto, a verdict has been reached in the trial against the attacker, Alek Minassian. On March 3, 2021, Justice Anne Molloy from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice delivered a verdict finding Minassian guilty on all 26 counts, specifically 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. » Read now

Winnipeg School Division will no longer be funding police in schools program

The Winnipeg School Division will no longer pitch in to cover the price tag of having nine uniformed police officers work in its schools, as part of a series of cost-cutting measures slated to take place in 2021-22. » Read now

Trials set for alleged gang members accused of shooting at police

Trials have been set for two alleged street gang members accused of shooting at police who were pursuing them on Onion Lake Cree Nation. » Read now

Bi-weekly Laurier Webinar Series: Online public safety programs

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: March 16, 2021 – June 22, 2021
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Blue Line Expo International

Location: Virtual
Date: April 22, 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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