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Peel Regional Police on the forefront of innovation and technology in policing

The Peel Regional Police Service, under the leadership of Chief Nishan Duraiappah, has committed to a course of police reform and modernization, launching a multi-pronged strategy to make its members safer and more effective while providing better and more appropriate services to the 1.4 million residents of Peel Region. It’s a strategy based on having the right people with the right tools and resources at the right time to reduce harm in the community while also building stronger relationships.

Proportion of mental health calls to police doubles during pandemic, new report finds

A recent report revealed that calls relating to mental health issues doubled during the pandemic. In an effort to improve the response to these calls, new analytics software is being trialed by police.

Vancouver sends drug decriminalization pitch to Health Canada for federal review

The City of Vancouver says it has submitted its final proposal for decriminalization of simple possession of drugs to Health Canada, making it the first jurisdiction in the country to apply for such an exemption for federal drug laws.
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Stress Injuries, Stigma and Early Warning Signs

Police officers are often exposed to traumatic incidents through their work. The first of this two-part series focuses on the stigma around stress injuries as well as identifying warning signs and possible indicators of a stress injury. By Colleen Stevenson. » Read now
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Saskatchewan senator believes "better than a 50/50 chance" Bill C 218 will pass

Brent Cotter has come around on the idea of legalized gambling. The independent senator from Saskatchewan admits he initially wasn't a fan of the concept. But that was before seeing first-hand in his home province how regulations and responsible management of casinos can help moderate the risks of gambling addiction. » Read now

Former police officers take aim at stigma around mental health

March was one of its busiest months in the history of Boots on the Ground. In response, the organization launched a public awareness campaign called ‘First Call’. » Read now

Above and beyond the call of duty

In the summer of 2018, Det. Steven Lewis of the Ottawa Police Service’s Drug Unit was processing drug evidence at the department’s Evidence Control Section when he learned of a cold case that intrigued him. He decided to solve it. » Read now

Bi-weekly Laurier Webinar Series: Online public safety programs

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 8-June 22, 2021
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Canadian Society of Forensic Science Conference and AGM

Location: Virtual
Date: June 21 – 24, 2021
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International Summit on Counter-Sex Trafficking

Location: Virtual
Date: June 22 – 24, 2021
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LEOSH 2021 Conference

Location: Virtual
Date: June 23, 2021
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