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Texting for help

Texting has been found to increase public engagement and allows transit passengers to contact authorities to report disturbances without forgoing their own safety. A case study into the effectiveness of reporting crime via text.

Denying access to counsel roadside amounted to Charter breach

New Brunswick’s top court has sent a clear signal to police that denying access to counsel at the scene of an arrest and delaying it until arriving at the police station as a usual practice amounts to an “egregious” Charter breach.

Cybersecurity at the forefront

The increased reliance on surveillance solutions and connected systems allows law enforcement personnel to observe relationships between suspects and victims, view someone’s proximity to a crime, assess a potential escalation before something tragic happens and listen or review recordings of incriminating comments.
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Blue Line, The Podcast

Blue Line, The Podcast: The future of police leadership development with Stacey Moreau

Stacey Moreau is the director of the Leadership Development Centre at the Canadian Police College. She joins Blue Line editor Brieanna Charlebois for a conversation about the future of leadership development in Canadian policing. The Canadian Police College recently conducted a needs analysis of current national training standards focused on modernizing the approach to leadership development. They discuss the findings. » Listen now

Saskatchewan RCMP agrees to participate in Clare’s Law provisions

Clare’s Law, also known as the Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protection Act was adopted in Saskatchewan in 2018. The act allows police to warn people if their partner has a history of violence or abusive behavior. Police services are permitted to share the history of the partner, which can include criminal convictions or police responses to domestic violence complaints. But, the RCMP was unable to take part in the act. Due to Section 8 of the Privacy Act, the RCMP was not permitted to disclose personal information of individuals without their consent. » Read now

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. » Read now

Psychological debriefing – are we doing more harm than good?

As a physician, I believe in evidence-based medicine. The purpose of evidence-based medicine is to optimize decision making by emphasizing the use of evidence from well designed and well-conducted research. I believe the same principle should apply to the profession of policing. So why do North American law enforcement agencies regularly use psychological debriefing after a critical incident? » Read now

Fourth International VPD Police Judo Clinic

Location: Online
Date: April 27, 2021
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Bi-weekly Laurier Webinar Series: Online public safety programs

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: April 27, 2021 – June 22, 2021
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HK Memorial Hockey Tournament 2021

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