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‘A wake up call’: Online crimes see stark increase during COVID 19 pandemic

New statistics show that police-reported extortion cases in Canada rose by nearly 300 per cent in the last decade, as the crime swelled online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCC questions senior RCMP member on communication during mass shooting

RCMP communication in the hours and days after the Nova Scotia Mass Shooting was a major topic at the Mass Casualty Commission hearings on July 27.

Alberta signs MOU with Siksika Nation to establish independent police force

The Alberta government is putting its support behind the establishment of an independent Siksika Nation police force. The nation has already undergone a feasibility study and produced a business case for their own police force, but Shandro blamed the federal government for having its First Nations and Inuit Policing Program paused while under review since 2019 for delaying the nation’s application.
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On and off duty gear

Wearing and using the right equipment can make all the difference in an officer’s day. This past year, several companies developed outstanding gear to be used on and off duty. As a note, what is featured here is just a sampling of what is offered in the industry today. All items listed were tested both on and off duty. By Brendan Rodela and Hilary Rodela » Read now

Indigenous youth introduced to public safety careers

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) recently welcomed participants to its Indigenous Youth Career Camp (IYCC) at its campuses last week, where they gained an introduction to public safety career options. This year’s camp was funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training at no charge to participants. It saw nine participants, aged 14 to 20 and hailing from across the province, explore careers in justice, public safety and health care through hands-on learning and engagement with a wide range of community partners at JIBC campuses. » Read now

ServiceOntario employees charged in relation to theft of hundreds of vehicles: OPP

Police say they’ve charged 28 people in Ontario and Saskatchewan, including several ServiceOntario employees, following an investigation into the fraudulent modification and sale of hundreds of stolen vehicles. » Read now

PAPS welcomes new recruits as part of PAGC partnership

In Saskatchewan, the Prince Albert Police Service welcomed four new recruits after being officially sworn as officers on Monday. Deanna McKay, Kaytlyn Chickowski, Calvin Schneider, and Nolan Johnson will begin training in Regina next week at the Saskatchewan Police College. » Read now
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117th CACP Annual Conference

Location: Quebec City, Que.
Date: August 7 – 9, 2022
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59th IAWP Annual Training Conference

Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Date: Sept. 12 – 16, 2022
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Calgary Cyber Summit 2022

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: Sept. 13 – 16, 2022
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OACP & Blue Line Expo

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: Oct. 21, 2022
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