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Ottawa interim police chief vows ‘systemic change’ in wake of convoy protest

Ottawa’s interim police chief Steve Bell promised to rebuild the community’s trust in the municipal force following the protest that filled the capital’s streets with honking, diesel fumes and roadblocks for more than three weeks.

First Mounties to respond to N.S. mass shooting willing to testify at inquiry

The first three Mounties to respond to the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting told a public inquiry last year they’d be willing to testify, though lawyers for the RCMP have recently resisted having them take the stand.

Many Ontario police services keeping COVID-19 vaccine mandates for now

Ontario police services that implemented mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies – under which some employees faced possible termination for not getting the shots – are sticking with the requirement for now.
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Rethinking police control tactics: Preventing unnecessary escalation of force and rebuilding public confidence in the police

Now more than ever, public attention is being drawn to police use of force. High profile instances of officers using force have plagued our society, escalating tension and distrust between the public and law enforcement. The downstream social and monetary cost of inappropriate police use of force now outweighs the cost of a re-investment in police use of force training. By Bryan Nykon. » Read now

SIU will not charge police officer who shot and killed Ontario gunsmith

Ontario’s police watchdog won’t charge a Toronto officer who shot and killed a 70-year-old gunsmith near Port Dover, Ont., last year, saying the officer had split seconds to make a “life-or-death” decision. » Read now

Mental health centre to be built in Ontario for first responders

A few weeks ago, dangerous thoughts raced through Kevin Doherty’s mind. The district chief with Toronto Fire was off work after getting his hip replaced and pain reverberated through his body. » Read now

RCMP gave banks police info on Ottawa protesters with list of accounts to freeze

The RCMP told MPs Monday that it only gave the names of people directly involved in Ottawa protests to banks to freeze their accounts, and not supporters who donated to the so-called Freedom Convoy. » Read now

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 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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