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Expert warns of ‘perfect storm’ as the number of police shootings increases in 2022

A tally compiled by The Canadian Press has found police shot 87 people in Canada between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30 – 46 fatally. It marks a nearly 25 per cent increase from 2021, when officers fired on 70 people and 37 were killed.

Latest officer death heartbreaking, but expert says recent police deaths not a trend

The death of Ontario Provincial Police Const. Grzegorz Pierzchala Tuesday marks the sixth police death in Canada since September, but an expert is warning the numbers do not represent a trend.

Toronto Police Service’s 2023 budget request prioritizes core services and emergency response time improvement

The Toronto Police Service has released its operating budget request for 2023 as part of a multi-year plan that prioritizes core services, the hiring of officers, special constables and communication operators to ensure timely help is available when Torontonians call 9-1-1.
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Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience

This book collectively presents the numerous psychic wounds experienced by peace officers in the line of duty, including compassion fatigue, moral injury, PTSD, operational stress injury, organizational and operational stress, and loss. The book encompasses evidence-based strategies to assist law enforcement agencies in developing policy programs to promote wellness for their personnel.

An excellent resource for police professionals, police wellness coordinators, early career researchers, mental health professionals who provide services to law enforcement officers and their families, and graduate students in psychology, forensic psychology, and criminal justice.

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Blue Line, The Podcast: “Change is good, so give it a try” with Cst. Ryan Dlin

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder spoke with Dlin about the positive view he had of CPS before joining the team and how the vibrant city of Calgary offers something different for everyone. » Listen now

Private funeral in Barrie, Ont. for slain OPP officer

Const. Grzegorz Pierzchala’s family was joined by members of the OPP, other police services and first responders, Canadian Armed Forces members, and officials including Ontario Premier Doug Ford. » Read now

Nova Scotia court says arrest of couple in park was ‘cookie cutter’ policing

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has upheld a Police Review Board ruling that said an officer went too far when he arrested a couple who were in a park after hours in 2018. » Read now

Strathmore RCMP involved in Christmas morning shooting

According to a release, local RCMP were responding to an unwanted persons call at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 25. It was reported a male was causing a disturbance at a gas station. Police say when the man was confronted, he responded with a weapon. » Read now

Police Tech Conference & Expo

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2023
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Canadian Policing Wellness Check Conference

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Mar. 6 – 8, 2023
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Security, Police & Fire Career Expo

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Mar. 9, 2023
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2023

Location: Vaughan, Ont.
Date: May 9, 2023
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