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Middlesex OPP get funding to double support workers during mental health calls

With nearly $93,000 in new provincial funding, Middlesex OPP plan to expand their crisis support team to help with an increasing number of mental health and addiction calls.

Sudbury police board continues to push for new headquarters

The Greater Sudbury Police Service is once again exploring its options to build a new standalone facility to address space limitations and evolving operational needs.

Manitoba eyes new standards for police, more time for people to file complaints

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government has promised new standards and rules of conduct for police, but the Opposition New Democrats say little will change unless there are more consequences for officers who misbehave.
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And the award goes to… Saanich Police Department drives away in the top spot for Blue Line’s 2022 Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of Blue Line’s Best Dressed Vehicle Awards, which showcases innovative, sustainable and effective designs. We look for clear identification, graphic designs that enhance visibility, elements that show directionality of travel and effective integration of equipment and controls. “Green” vehicles are also taken into consideration. Thank you to all agencies who submitted their vehicles. Stay tuned to blueline.ca for 2023’s call for submissions later this year. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now
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Montreal police chief Sylvain Caron announces retirement, will step down in April

Montreal’s police chief says he’s retiring nearly two years ahead of the end of his five-year mandate. Sylvain Caron announced he’s leaving the post in April for personal reasons after more than 40 years in policing. » Read now

RCMP dog handler used “unreasonable force” in arrest, complaints commission finds

A former Prince George RCMP officer currently on trial on another matter used “unreasonable force” when arresting a suspected thief, the RCMP Civilian Complaints Commission says in a final report. » Read now

N.L. police officer facing assault, choking charges after watchdog investigation

A Newfoundland constable is facing several charges, including choking and assault with a weapon, after an investigation by the province’s police watchdog agency. » 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 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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