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New Brunswick constable earns six awards at the World Police & Fire Games

From New Brunswick, the Saint John Police are proud to congratulate Constable James Smith on his recent success at the World Police & Fire Games held in Rotterdam, Netherlands July 22-31, 2022.

The new strategy Manitoba RCMP will use to combat crime in rural communities

Manitoba RCMP has created a new team to deal with violent crimes in rural communities. RCMP said violent crimes are escalating in the province and noted it is often driven by street gangs and prolific offenders.

‘Guns and Gangs’ enforcement strategy a new way to tackle spread of gun violence

As the sprawl of street gangs continues to migrate outwards from the Greater Toronto Area, with often tragic consequences (as has occurred on Manitoulin Island recently), law enforcement agencies have united to enhance their capacity to implement a Guns and Gangs Enforcement Strategy across Ontario.
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An Evidence-Based Look at the Use of School Resource Officers

Police in Schools critically reviews existing literature on school resource officer (SRO) programs and presents a thorough evaluation of an SRO program offered by Peel Regional Police in Ontario, Canada.

The implementation of a SRO program is a controversial response to school violence and safety issues. While some call for an increased use of police in schools, others are pushing to remove police from schools, or at least to end their involvement in routine discipline. Though many SRO programs exist around the world, little systematic research has been conducted on the topic.

The study reported in this book represents the largest and most comprehensive assessment of such programs to date. » Learn More
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What’s under your MOLLE body armour?

Most Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officers take for granted that they don’t need to think about their issued duty shirts, besides wearing one on shift. But why, in the 21st century, is the traditional police button down dress shirt designed for ties, with a standard collar, two front chest pleat patch pockets with flaps, a pen slit pocket, grommet holes, and fabric lengthening pleats? The shirts are normally a blend of 65 per cent polyester and 35 per cent cotton, and they need to be ironed before each shift. Why are these types of shirts still in inventory? By Drew Clark » Read now
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House ethics committee begins second day of hearings into RCMP use of spyware

In Ontario, the director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab says spyware is “like a wiretap on steroids,” and it requires more oversight and a much higher threshold for use than traditional wiretaps. » Read now

Whitecourt, Alta., adopts CAPTURE program

In Alberta, the Whitecourt RCMP detachment has added an interesting new program to support its investigative activities with the CAPTURE program. The Community Assisted Policing Through Use of Recorded Evidence (CAPTURE) program is a relatively new initiative where residents and business owners in participating communities can register the locations of their security cameras with the police. » Read now

Brockton councillor’s work results in province-wide changes to OPP billing model

In Ontario, Mayor Chris Peabody recently received word that, starting next year, there will be changes in how the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) bills for charges laid against offenders who fail to appear in court. » Read now
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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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