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Sudbury’s increase in violent crimes, gun calls unsettling: Police chief

According to statistics provided by the Greater Sudbury Police Service, there were 2,030 incidents of violent crime reported and investigated in 2018. That number increased to 2,904 violent crime incidents in 2022.

Police officers receive Team Nick Coates Awards for their work to apprehend impaired drivers

MADD Canada has presented its Team Nick Coates Awards to 12 police officers for their work to take impaired drivers off provincial roads and highways. This year’s awards honour five officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and seven officers from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC).

Local police officer invited to sing anthem at Jays game

Chantal Larocque, a Sergeant with the Nipissing detachment of the Anishinabek Police Service, didn’t expect to get called up to the major leagues, but when the Blue Jays call, it’s difficult not to answer.

Following Halifax police, RCMP to apologize to N.S. Black citizens for street checks

Nova Scotia RCMP are promising to formally apologize for excessive street checks on Black citizens in the province. The Mounties say they expect to issue the apology and a follow-up action plan by next year, after holding a series of 14 meetings with the Black community that are expected to be completed by late fall.

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The dangers of after-market police accessories: How can you avoid them?

Police officers face many unexpected challenges and risks each day on the streets, and it’s crucial that they have access to reliable equipment that can help them respond effectively to dynamic and unpredictable situations. However, the market is flooded with new and innovative products that claim to be tactical and efficient for law enforcement officers. By Geoffrey Desmoulin. » Read now

Addressing the unique needs of public safety personnel and their families

As first responders, we are all aware of the sobering statistics on our vulnerability towards serious mental health issues and operational stress injuries. From depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress symptoms/injuries—at times comorbid with addiction—the likelihood that we will screen positive for one of these is 45 per cent. By Michelle Vincent. » Read now
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Blue Line, The Podcast: Bail reform – A conversation with CPS Chief Mark Neufeld

Earlier this year, the calls for bail reform were being made by both police leadership and province Premiers across Canada. Chief Mark Neufeld of the Calgary Police Service was among them, and has spoken up on this issue many times, hoping change will soon be made. In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder speaks with Chief Neufeld on this important topic, and what our next steps as a country might be in order to keep our communities safe. » Read More...


Leadership matters: Improving trust in the police by building better leaders

Unlike autocratic countries where the police serve the interests of the government above all else, 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. By Matthew Wood. » Read now


Rethinking police control tactics

The downstream social and monetary cost of inappropriate police use of force now outweighs the cost of a re-investment in police use of force training. Monetarily, wrongful death or fail to train lawsuits can bankrupt cities. Socially, the lack of public confidence in police that is a natural result of inappropriate use of force can similarly bankrupt the social fabric that keeps cities peaceful. By Bryan Nykon. » Read now


Police Religious Literacy Program

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 3 - 5, 2023
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Security Police Fire Career Expo West

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: Oct. 24, 2023
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DEMCON – The Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Oct. 24 - 25, 2023
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