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Saskatchewan RCMP say assaults on police officers up 29 per cent over five years

“Assaults on police officers have increased 29 per cent in five years in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction,” says A/Commr. Rhonda Blackmore, commanding officer of Saskatchewan RCMP. “I’m committed to transparency, and to painting an accurate picture of policing in Saskatchewan. The statistics show that our officers are at increasing risk of being assaulted while doing their job – keeping our communities safe."

Health professionals, not police should care for intoxicated prisoners: B.C. watchdog

Intoxicated people are dying in jail cells in what the British Columbia police watchdog says is an “outdated practice” of holding them for their own protection when they should be getting health care.

Police called to domestic incident ‘in days prior’ to mass shooting: Chief

Five people are dead including three children – aged six, seven and 12 – an adult female and the accused shooter following a mass shooting said to be the result of intimate partner violence.

College makes good on 32 year old promise to Indigenous community

After two years in development, Lethbridge College has launched a program aimed at public safety workers to improve services provided to members of the Indigenous community.

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Career Expo West 2023: Expanding horizons for emergency services and aviation professionals

After years of success in the Greater Toronto Area, the Security · Police · Fire Career Expo made its first foray out of Ontario. Though it was a cold, snowy day, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, industry experts from emergency services, in partnership with aviation professionals, arrived at The Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Alberta bright and early to discover prospective talent for recruitment at the inaugural Career Expo West. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

Q&A: S/Sgt. Robert Patteron

Recently, editor Brittani Schroeder spoke with S/Sgt. Robert Patterson of the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section and Course Commander for the Canadian Police Ceremonial Training Course about the importance of running a ceremonial training course for the first responder community. » Read now
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Blue Line, The Podcast: Public safety personnel and mental health with Dr. Jody Burnett

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder was joined by Dr. Jody Burnett, a Registered Doctoral Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists and a High Performance Consultant, specializing in service provision to first responders and public safety personnel for the past 20 years. In this conversation, they spoke about Dr. Burnett’s research on women in public safety and what mental health supports are out there for all public safety personnel. » Read More...


Do I know what is being said about me, and does it matter?

“The most important conversations ever held about us during our career are held when we are not in the room.” During our lives there are many times when the opinions of others impact important relationships, both personal and professional. These two paths intersect for the first time when officers are applying for the profession and recruiters check character references. By Irene Barath. » Read now


Finding true passion from time in the force

I signed up for the RCMP in 1991, and half of my career was in Ontario. In 2007, I was assigned to international investigations which took me to India and then Pakistan. After coming back from my last deployment in 2008, I decided in consultation with my husband to stop working internationally as the last experience was traumatic for me. Unbeknownst to me, I returned home with PTSD. By Line Corneau Chamberland. » Read now


16th Annual Chief’s Gala

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Nov. 16, 2023
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Anti-Corruption Symposium Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: Nov. 20 - 21, 2023
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BCACP/CACP Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Jan. 21 - 23, 2023
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