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Police shootings in 2021: Experts say number in Canada remains too high

Despite growing calls for changes in policing, the number of officer shootings in Canada remains too high, say criminology experts.

Leading the way to better mental health

In recent years, inquiries into the cultures of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Calgary Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, the Toronto Police Service, and the Durham Regional Police Service have all revealed work environments with defective leadership practices. While some have since committed to change, the question remains: just how harmful are toxic leaders and what can be done about them?

Peel Regional Police officer charged with criminal offences

After a single motor vehicle collision, an off-duty officer has been charged with impaired related offences.
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Podcast alert: Ret. Sgt. Lonny Blackett, first Black police officer for Peel Regional Police

Ret. Sgt. Lonny Blackett was the first Black police officer in the city of Brampton (Peel Regional Police Service). He spent over three decades serving his community as a constable and sergeant, and even after retirement he is still finding ways to give back to those in the law enforcement profession.

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, Ret. Sgt. Blackett joined Blue Line editor Brittani Schroeder to discuss his career, the changes he saw throughout his time as an officer, and the importance of ongoing training and education for those in the law enforcement industry.

This podcast was sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University. Check it out online at blueline.ca/podcast and subscribe anywhere you get your podcasts. » Learn more

Q&A: Paul Walker, Abbotsford Police Department

Blue Line editor Brittani Schroeder had the chance to speak with Paul Walker of the Abbotsford Police Department (AbbyPD) about the recent flooding in B.C. and the steps that were taken to ensure the safety of everyone in their community. » Read now
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The Toronto Police Service releases 2022 operating budget request

The Toronto Police Service has released its operating budget request for 2022 that will help the Service continue to do more in the areas that matter most to Torontonians, without increasing the Service’s share of the City of Toronto’s overall budget. » Read now

Critical lessons for law enforcement managers

Almost 15 years ago, in 2007, Chris Butler was called as an expert witness in a lengthy case. The case involved a complaint against the Government of Canada for failing to provide adequate safety protection to Federal Park Wardens. » Read now

Third and final season of Tribal Police Files premieres January 2022

The latest season of Tribal Police Files was filmed in the Tsuut’ina Nation located just outside of Calgary, Alberta, and will be available in the Tsuut’ina language when it premieres. Tsuut’ina Elder Bruce Starlight offered his transcription skills to the final season. The 13 half-hour episodes will take us into the heart-stopping and challenging world of tribal police officers on the frontlines of the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service. » Read now

Blue Line Expo International 2022

Location: Virtual
Date: March 24, 2022
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: May 10, 2022
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2022 Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: April 3 – 5, 2022
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Law of Policing Conference, Eastern Canada Edition

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 4 – 5, 2022
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