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Families push for memorial to recognize police officers who died by suicide

Police officer suicide data is difficult to come by, but experts and police unions say more officers die by suicide than in the line of duty. Three Toronto police officers died by suicide in the last year alone, the force says, while no officer has died in the line of duty since 2013. There are 20 families who want their loved ones' names on the memorial.

Peel police are joining forces with social services agencies in a ‘radical experiment’ to curb intimate partner violence

In a “radical experiment” to curb intimate partner violence and family disputes, Peel police are embedding dozens of officers among a legion of social services working to ebb the tide of abuse.

Advocates critique rising incarceration in some provinces amid pandemic

About a year after the first COVID-19 cases emerged in Ontario jails, the update by the Prison Pandemic Partnership says the risk to inmates increases when there is less space. The partnership—which includes the Centre for Access to Information and Justice, the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association—estimates that more than 7,000 cases of COVID-19 have been linked to Canadian jails and prisons, including over 5,000 infections among prisoners.
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Interdisciplinary approach

A case for an integrated interdisciplinary approach

The challenges law enforcement faced over the past year has resulted in a collaborative commitment from police leaders across Canada. Departments are now actively working toward a ollective goal of reducing conflict during police-civilian encounters, minimizing use of force and preventing injury. By Lori Horne » Read now

Brampton man's gun arrest points to bail problems, Peel deputy chief says

Brampton, Ont., man's recent arrest months after he was earlier charged with allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint is adding to Peel police's ongoing frustration with Ontario's bail system, Peel's deputy chief says. » Read now

App designed to curb drug overdose deaths has saved 15 lives

At least 15 additional lives have been saved from toxic drug deaths in B.C. over the last 10 months thanks to a "virtual buddy'' the province rolled out last May for people using substances. » Read now

Frontline police officers moved ahead in Nova Scotia vaccine schedule

Frontline police officers have been added to a list of people eligible for vaccination during the second phase of the province's rollout plan, joining groups such as long-haul truck drivers and hospital workers over the age of 60. » Read now
Canadian Institute

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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