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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.

Leading for change

Stacy Clarke is Toronto Police Service’s first Black female superintendent. She started in the role in an interim capacity last summer during the time when the Black Lives Matter movement took North America by storm. How intersectionality has affected her career and informed her approach to her new role. By Brieanna Charlebois.

Evidence-based treatment for stress injuries

Police officers are often exposed to traumatic incidents through their work. The second of this two-part series focuses on defining what is and is not PTSD, and profiles evidence-based treatment for officer stress injuries. By Colleen Stevenson.
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Blue Line, The Podcast: NG-911 with Deputy Chief Anthony Odoardi

Deputy Chief Anthony Odoardi of the Peel Regional Police is also the chair of the OACP-led NG-911 Inter-Agency Advisory Panel. He joins Blue Line editor Brieanna Charlebois to discuss what NG-911 means for the frontline, how agencies can optimize on the technology and what aren’t police and other emergency service organizations thinking about that they should be to ready themselves for the change, and how to capitalize on it when it occurs. Listen now

Former police officers take aim at stigma around mental health

Retired police officer Dave McLennan said over his 30-year career, he saw that stigma prevents police from coming forward and talking about the mental health issues they face. Even though there are now wellness programs offered at many workplaces, he said many officers still don’t feel comfortable accessing them. » Read now

EPS officer recognized for outstanding volunteer service

Det. Rocky Hanson was selected by the Kiwanis Club for his outstanding dedication and volunteer service to the community. He was recognized for his over two decades of service, coordinating numerous community activities, projects and coaching/mentoring kids in a variety of sports. » Read now

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. » Read now

FBINAA National Training Conference 2021

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: July 7 – 10, 2021
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IACP 2021

Location: New Orleans
Date: Sept. 11 – 14, 2021
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