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‘It’s over’: B.C. minister says Surrey policing saga ends as court backs transition

The B.C. Supreme Court has quashed a bid by the City of Surrey to halt a transition to a municipal police force, with the judge ruling the province has a right to exert authority over municipalities.

UN experts warn Canada lacks proper oversight, safeguards for people behind bars

A panel of United Nations experts say Canada is failing to ensure equitable justice, citing trial delays and problems with initiatives meant to lower the rate of Indigenous people behind bars.

GTA police services come together to eliminate street racing

police services from across the GTA came together to launch Project ERASE (Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere). The annual multi-jurisdictional campaign addresses illegal street racing, stunt driving and other dangerous driving practices on area roads.

RCMP officer’s social media posts prompt calls for suspension from First Nation chief

A British Columbia First Nation is calling for the suspension and removal of an RCMP officer from Bella Bella over social media posts he made before joining the Mounties.

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Belleville Police Service uses telematics to increase public trust

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Next-gen policing: Innovations shaping the future of law enforcement

In an era where technology evolves at a breakneck pace, law enforcement agencies worldwide are in a constant race to adapt. Over the last two decades, numerous advancements have transformed the landscape for officers on the front lines. In a discussion with Blue Line, Chief Nishan Duraiappah of Peel Regional Police delved into the transformative potential of technology and its implications for policing strategies and community engagement in an ever-evolving society. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

Beyond expectations: A surprising approach to modernizing patrol operations

In 2023, Vancouver Police Department (VPD) embarked on a mission to modernize its patrol operations, aiming for a more intelligence-led approach. While similar projects often focus on management oversight initiatives and high-tech Operations Command Centers (OCC), VPD recognized an essential yet often overlooked aspect: empowering front-line patrol officers. By Ryan Prox. » Read now
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Blue Line, The Podcast: The invisible enemy with Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alvarez

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder sat down with Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alvarez of CopLine to talk about mental health, research being done into concussions and their effects, and why a confidential hotline is important for the first responder industry. » Listen now


Transforming the culture of policing: Creating a culture of care through active bystandership training

Over the past few years, police services throughout Canada have witnessed increased calls from their communities for multi-faceted changes to policing, collectively grouped into terms such as police modernization and police reform. One such change focuses on the prevention of officer misconduct. By Neil Dubord and Jassie Ram (Padda). » Read now


Gangster-girlfriend relationships and policing in B.C.

Gang activity is a complex and enduring issue in society, one which poses an ongoing threat to public safety across Canada. Despite law enforcement efforts to suppress, disrupt and prevent gang activity, many groups have adapted to evade police detection and continue to avoid a breakdown of their networks. As such, an in-depth examination of the varying facets of gang life and operations is beneficial to understand ways in which to combat and prevent such activity. By Zoe Parro. » Read now


CACP Symposium on MMIWG2S+

Location: Saskatoon, Sask.
Date: June 3 - 5, 2024
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CACP Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Location: Enoch, Alta.
Date: June 23 - 25, 2024
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