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Call diversion in Calgary to provide alternative response to police

Police in Calgary are piloting a five-month project to divert 911 callers who need mental-health, addictions or social support to lines that provide referrals to community and government services.

RCMP host information meeting in Strathmore discussing potential provincial police service

The RCMP hosted an informational meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10 on Jan. 21 to speak to local residents about the potential impact of Alberta switching to a provincial police service.

Project Taurus: Toronto Police arrest five in carjacking investigation

The Toronto Police Service Hold Up Squad, with the assistance of York Regional Police Service, Levalle Police Service, Canada Border Services Agency and several other TPS units, have arrested seven people and recovered 19 high-end vehicles as part of Project Taurus.
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The evolution of a new school resource officer program

In a small, central Alberta community, big things are happening within the Camrose Police Service (CaPS) School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. Since 1996, the CaPS has employed a full time SRO to serve all 10 schools in the city, which includes roughly 3,500 students. Much like other programs across Canada and the U.S., the SRO was responsible for the delivery of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program to grade six and grade eight students, in addition to coordinating safety activities and managing any issues that developed in any of the schools. By John Corbett. » Read now
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Tsuut’ina police enter agreement to take over policing in town west of Calgary

An Indigenous police force has taken over policing for a non-Indigenous town in Alberta, which leaders from both communities say could serve as a model for reconciliation and rural policing in Canada, the Globe and Mail reported. » Read now

More police called in to help with U.S. border blockade in southern Alberta: RCMP

RCMP say more officers have been called in to help with an illegal blockade at a United States border crossing in southern Alberta, now in its fifth day. » Read now

Murder trial begins, manslaughter plea rejected in Calgary police officer’s death

A man accused in the hit-and-run death of a police officer pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Monday, but the Crown rejected his offer to admit to manslaughter instead. » Read now
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2022 Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: April 3 – 5, 2022
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Blue Line Expo International 2022

Location: Virtual
Date: April 28, 2022
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Law of Policing Conference, Eastern Canada Edition

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 4 – 5, 2022
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: May 10, 2022
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