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Halton Regional Police Service first in Ontario to adopt electronic notes

The Halton Regional Police Service is the first police agency in Ontario, and only the second in Canada, to transition their members from traditional paper-based notes to electronic notes.

RCMP investigating hack of spy watchdog network involving theft of files, agency says

The national spy watchdog says the RCMP is investigating a cybersecurity breach that resulted in the theft of files and the compromise of personal information. The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency says that between March 9 and 19, a hacker gained access to an agency network that included a database with names, phone numbers, email addresses and scrambled versions of current and previous passwords.

Jasper RCMP focus on traffic safety, increase in graffiti

Jasper RCMP in Alberta provided municipal council with a quarterly update during the committee of the whole meeting on Aug. 24. During this quarter, Jasper RCMP had three main priorities they wanted to focus on. Priority one was traffic safety, priority two was crime reduction and priority three was community engagement.
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Advances in Evidence-Based Policing

The evidence-based policing (EBP) movement has intensified in many countries around the world in recent years, resulting in a proliferation of policies and infrastructure to support such a transformation. This movement has come to be associated with particular methods of evaluation and systematic review, which have been drawn from what is assumed to prevail in medicine.

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Blue Line Expo International

On April 22, Blue Line hosted its first ever Blue Line Expo International. The virtual event brought together experts from around the world to speak on various topics impacting law enforcement today. This included de-escalation training, officer wellness and resilience, counter-extremism, organized crime and human trafficking. By Brieanna Charlebois » Read now

Police watchdog clears Vancouver officers in fatal shooting in Downtown Eastside

British Columbia's police watchdog has cleared Vancouver officers in the fatal shooting of a man in the Downtown Eastside earlier this year. A report released by the Independent Investigations Office Tuesday said the officers' use of force in the shooting on Jan. 5 was "justified, necessary and proportionate." » Read now

Harm reduction groups file lawsuit against Alberta government

A lawsuit has been filed against the Alberta government alleging its rules for supervised drug-use sites will have life and death consequences. Non-profit societies Moms Stop the Harm and the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society argue the government is not only increasing barriers to the harm reduction service, but breaching the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. » Read now

Montreal police chief says two officers targeted by gunshots, one injured in arm

Montreal's police chief says two officers were targeted in a shooting in the early morning of Aug. 24, leaving one injured in the arm. » Read now

IACP 2021

Location: New Orleans
Date: September 11 – 14, 2021
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Canadian Police & Peace Officers Memorial 2021 Commemoration

Location: Windsor, Ont.
Date: September 26, 2021
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Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement Conference

Location: Charlottetown
Date: Oct. 12 – 15, 2021
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Blue Line Expo

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: October 28, 2021
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Law of Police Conference

Location: Vancouver
Date: November 4 – 5, 2021
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Gang and Organized Crime Professional Development Conference

Location: London, Ont.
Date: November 15 – 18, 2021
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