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Ottawa to explore tougher auto-theft penalties, curb access to tools used by bandits

The Liberal government is looking to put a dent in automobile theft by finding ways to ban devices commonly used to steal vehicles and eyeing tougher criminal penalties for perpetrators.

Three Winnipeg police shot, suffer non-life-threatening injuries during standoff

Police in Winnipeg say multiple officers were shot during a standoff at an apartment building where they were responding to a report of a person being held against her will. None of the officers suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident early Saturday on College Ave., and police say two men in their 40s were arrested.

Webinar: Empowering communities and police through the CAMSafe Program

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative movement that is redefining the relationship between communities and police. Register now for FREE to secure your spot and gain valuable insights into the CAMSafe program.

Belleville seeks money from province to establish detox centre, new community hub

Belleville Police Chief Mike Callaghan said Monday that many communities of a similar size have detox centres, but the city of about 55,000 residents does not – and that needs to change.

SPVM releases update on 2023 priorities and strategic orientations for 2024-2026

After a year of reflection and consultations with all police and civilian personnel as well as numerous external partners and citizens, three strategic orientations have been established and will guide SPVM actions over the next three years.

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Gamber-Johnson Unveils All-In-One Police Vehicle Deployment Package

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Indigenous police services fight for funding equality: A look into the 2023 funding crisis

In early spring 2023, funding negotiations between the federal government and the Indigenous police services of Ontario fell through. On Mar. 29, the Indigenous Police Chiefs of Ontario (IPCO), who represent nine standalone Indigenous police services, filed a human rights complaint against Public Safety Canada, claiming under-funding and under-resourcing of Indigenous police services amounted to systemic discrimination. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

Vulnerable Person Registries: A promising solution for reducing risk

A vulnerable person (VP) includes anyone with a condition that can give rise to behaviour that creates a safety hazard for themselves. These conditions primarily include cognitive, physical and mental health conditions. Such differences can lend to atypical behaviours, including wandering, instability, attraction to environmental objects, heightened emotional states and difficulty communicating. These characteristics engender risk for the VP and potentially for the responding officer. By Thomas Leydier. » Read now
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2024 | Ontario Highway Traffic Act - Law Enforcement Edition

This practical resource includes the most common Highway Traffic Act (HTA) offences. You get the full text of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and Regulations, plus a quick reference guide that explains what is needed to assist the prosecution in a variety of HTA offences.

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Blue Line, The Podcast: Bail reform – A conversation with Chief Mark Neufeld

In 2023, 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. » Listen now


A good life lived after gangs and drugs: Thunder Bay Police introduce innovative Dear Self project to community’s youth

In Thunder Bay, residents live a uniquely Northwestern Ontario life. They are eight hours away from Sault Ste. Marie and eight hours from Winnipeg. There are a few surrounding small towns and multiple Indigenous communities with many that can only be accessed by air or a lengthy drive. Thunder Bay acts as a service hub for health, education, and everything in between for all of these communities. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now


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


Employment Conference and CSPA Summit

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Feb. 26 - 28, 2024
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Retail Secure Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Mar. 21, 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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