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Peel police hire York University researcher to report on police interactions with racialized community

A York University researcher has been hired by Peel Regional Police to do a deep dive into officers' interactions with racialized people. Lorne Foster, director of the Institute for Social Research at York University, has been contracted for the next three years to develop the methodology for Peel police to collect race-based data, analyze the information and report on the findings.

More than 70 lawmakers call for criminal investigation of MindGeek

More than 70 parliamentarians from all parties are calling for a full criminal investigation into Pornhub's parent company following testimony from survivors. The demand, spelled out in a letter Monday to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, comes two weeks after a similar request by more than 100 victims of exploitive content they say was posted to websites owned by MindGeek.

Nova Scotia to restrict possession of police gear almost a year after mass killing

The Nova Scotia government is introducing restrictions on access to used police gear in reaction to last year’s mass shooting by a gunman who wore an RCMP uniform and drove a replica police cruiser.
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Mental Health Calls

Mental Health Calls

As the pandemic persists in Canada, the psychological toll of the lockdown has become increasingly clear. Newly released data from police agencies, the Ontario Medical Association, mental health organizations and researchers across the country show a surge in mental health needs that experts say will linger for years. By Brieanna Charlebois » Read now

Fraud crimes on the rise in Canada

Statistics Canada found that police-reported fraud crimes, measured by the Crime Severity Index, are on the rise. The last comprehensive data on fraud-related crimes showed the rate of police-reported fraud increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2019, up 10 per cent from 2018. Researchers noted some police services said the increases were connected to greater availability of online reporting platforms. » Read now

Arrest in Janeiro case demonstrates hope for other unsolved cases in the Barrie area

For nearly three decades, the 1994 stabbing death of Katherine Janeiro in her Dunlop Street West apartment went unsolved. But Barrie, Ont., police announced earlier this year they had charged a local man with the death of the 20-year-old mother and the file moved from unsolved to one now actively being prosecuted in the courts. » Read now

RCMP inviting Stratford residents with surveillance cameras to aid investigations

A registry that would list surveillance cameras owned by town residents and businesses is being set up by the Queens District RCMP in Ontario. » Read now

Bi-weekly Laurier Webinar Series: Online public safety programs

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: March 30, 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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