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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.

Outstanding leadership

Vancouver Police Department (VPD) Constable Chris Birkett has only been an officer for roughly three years, but has already broken down barriers, proven his dedication and commitment, and exceeded all expectations. Birkett, who was officially hired by the VPD in January 2018, is Blue Line magazine’s 2021 Rookie of the Year. By Brieanna Charlebois.

Manitoba RCMP have spent years investigating abuse allegations at residential school

Manitoba Mounties say they have been conducting a large-scale, years-long investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at a residential school. RCMP say officers with the major crime unit began looking into the Fort Alexander Residential School, northeast of Winnipeg, in 2010 and a criminal investigation was launched the following year.

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

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. » Read now

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. » 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

CACP Annual General Meeting

Location: Virtual
Date: August 9, 2021
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116th CACP Virtual Annual Conference

Location: Virtual
Date: August 23 – 24, 2021
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IACP 2021

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

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: Oct. 28, 2021
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