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Alberta police force would cost millions more but could see better service

It would cost Alberta hundreds of millions of dollars more to set up and run a provincial police force, but it ultimately could provide more cost-effective law enforcement, says a report.

Toys for the North: Bringing smiles to kids in remote northern regions of Canada

The RCMP are celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the Toys for the North campaign. O Division Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will once again coordinate transportation and delivery of toys to children living in remote northern communities.

Crime statistics not reflective of ‘whole picture’

The second quarterly policing report and crime statistics for the Town of Drumheller and the rural communities served by the Drumheller RCMP detachment were released on Wednesday, October 20.
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Clothing and duty gear

Wearing and using the right equipment can make all the difference in your day. Whether on or off duty, it is important to be comfortable yet also have the ability to be efficient. This past year, several companies have developed outstanding gear – both apparel and accessories – to make an officer’s day the best it can be. When you have the right gear, you can do your job much more efficiently than when you don’t. By Hilary Rodela and Brendan Rodela. » Read now

B.C. applies to remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of drugs

British Columbia is applying to the federal government to remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of illicit drugs in an effort to help more people get care in a health crisis that has claimed 7,700 lives over five years. » Read now

Treaty 8 rejects provincial police service contemplated by Alberta

Treaty 8 is not in favour of a provincial police force in Alberta, a sentiment Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says was shared with Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kaycee Madu in July. » Read now

Belleville, Ont., police officer charged with assault: OPP

Provincial police say a constable with the Belleville Police Service has been charged with assault. Ontario Provincial Police say they were asked by Belleville’s police chief to conduct an investigation into allegations related to an in-custody incident involving a 36-year old man on Sept. 17. » Read now

Law of Police Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: November 4 – 5, 2021
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Canadian Violence Link Conference

Location: Virtual
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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2022 Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: April 3 – 5, 2021
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