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Police chief has ‘people centric, values based’ approach

Twenty years after joining the Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS), Cheryl Gervais has reached a new level in her policing career: Chief of Police. “At no time growing up as an Indigenous girl did I think that I would be here,” she said Friday from her Kenora office.

National research study addresses gender equity in Canadian policing: An unprecedented initiative

The study, titled “Canadian Women in Policing: A National Exploration of Women Officers’ Experiences,” is being conducted by the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) in partnership with Ontario Tech University and endorsed by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). The study aims to bridge the information gap concerning the challenges and opportunities faced by women in law enforcement in Canada and shed light on the pivotal importance of gender equity within Canadian police services.

First Nations police demand fair funding

The Kahnawake Peacekeepers run a 24-hour operation, so it might seem strange to find the lights off at the station. But electricity doesn’t come cheap. “We’re trying to save money wherever we can, so we can provide the services that people need,” said Peacekeepers chief Dwayne Zacharie.


Blue Line, The Podcast: How policing is changing in Canada

The policing of today looks vastly different from the policing of 30 to 40 years ago; however, recruitment, retention, training and serving the community are still of the utmost importance. In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder was joined by Deputy Chief Raj Gill of the Calgary Police Service to talk about how policing is changing in Canada and where policing might be headed. » Listen now

The court’s verdict: Unconstitutional law in Quebec restricts police officers

In Canada, some unionized employees are prohibited from striking under provincial labour laws often referred to as essential services legislation. This includes certain first responders, such as police officers. With the right to strike out of the question, some of these employees have tried other means to raise awareness of ongoing labour issues. By Daniel Averbach. » Read More...


Circles of Understanding: Surrey Police take part in new Indigenous cultural training

Blue Line was able to speak with Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) Michael LeSage and Insp. Kelly Wong of SPS, and Tina Taphouse, an Indigenous artist, about how law enforcement agencies can authentically connect with local Indigenous peoples while also understanding their history and why there may be a negative reaction to police officers. The goal was to foster positive relationships with Indigenous people they encounter and serve every day. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...


Challenges women face in law enforcement

In the public safety world, diversity, equity and inclusion plans have become commonplace, but have we examined whether they actually model change in philosophy and behaviour? Studies have shown that women in leadership positively influence policy and culture to result in better outcomes for community and public safety as a whole. Yet, despite these benefits, women remain heavily under-represented in policing leadership and still face biases that prevent them from advancing their careers. By Monique Rollin. » Read More...


BCACP/CACP Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Jan. 21 - 23, 2024
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Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police 2024 AWIP ON Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Feb. 13 - 16, 2024
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2024

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Mar. 26, 2024
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Mar. 27, 2024
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