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Surrey Police Board confident police transition continues despite pro RCMP mayor

The Surrey Police Board is expressing confidence the city’s police transition process from the RCMP to a municipal force will continue despite the election of a pro-Mountie mayor.

B.C. RCMP officer, 31, who worked with homeless, ‘died bravely’: commissioner

An RCMP mental health and homeless outreach officer stabbed to death in Burnaby, B.C., “died bravely,” her superior said. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald said 31-year-old Const. Shaelyn Yang had been a police officer since December 2019. McDonald said Yang was stabbed during “an altercation” while she partnered with a city employee officer at a homeless camp site around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Your virtual show guide for OACP & Blue Line Expo 2022

To make the most of your time at the #OACPBlueLineExpo2022, our team put together this digital show guide for you. You can download the PDF right to your computer.
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Gamber-Johnson Partners with Ledlenser to Offer LED Light Solutions

Looking for a public safety or enterprise lighting solution? Gamber-Johnson is proud to partner with top LED lighting manufacturer, Ledlenser, to offer a selection of flashlights, work lights, and headlamps to provide a rugged and reliable lighting solution for any work environment. » Learn more
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Leadership matters: Improving trust in the police by building better leaders

The police in Western, democratic societies like Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States serve the public first and foremost. When the public loses confidence and stops viewing the police as legitimate, the public will scale back the powers of the police (typically through changes in law) to limit any further harm. In countries like Russia, as we’ve come to see following the invasion of Ukraine, the police derive their power from the state; legitimacy in the eyes of the public is irrelevant. Here in Canada, however, there are very real consequences. By Matthew Wood. » Read now
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For the Spouse or Significant Other of Canadian public safety personnel

Public Safety Personnel (PSP) and their loved ones face unique mental health concerns, and often don’t know where to turn for help.

PSPNET Families is currently offering the Spouse or Significant Other (SSO) Wellbeing Course to spouses or significant others of current or former PSP.

It provides free education and guidance on techniques for managing various mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress injuries. » Learn more or sign up today

Peel Police Services Board moves forward to prioritize human rights and systemic and anti-black racism

With a renewed focus on human rights and police governance and responding to feedback from community groups and local residents, the Peel Police Services Board has announced changes to its board committees. » Read now

Officers’ deaths have left policing profession shaken, police association says

The deaths of two officers in a shooting in Innisfil, Ont., this week have shaken police services across the country, the Police Association of Ontario said Friday. Mark Baxter, president of the association, noted that the deaths of South Simcoe police officers Const. Morgan Russell, 54, and Const. Devon Northrup, 33, marked three officers shot dead in the province in a month. » Read now

Federal public safety minister says Ottawa committed to RCMP reform

Canada’s public safety minister says he recognizes the importance of reforming the RCMP in light of ongoing questions about the future of the services it offers provinces and territories. » Read now
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OACP & Blue Line Expo

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: Oct. 21, 2022
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C.A.P.E. 2022 Fall Conference

Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Date: Oct. 25 – 27, 2022
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Advanced Crisis Negotiator Training Seminar

Location: Online
Date: Oct. 26, 2022
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DEMCON 2022: Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Nov. 16 – 17, 2022
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