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Earn a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree, even while working in the field

Lethbridge College’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice is made for you. Earn your degree and participate in applied research while working in the sector.

Officer deaths make recruitment more challenging: police chiefs association

An association representing police chiefs in Ontario says it’s concerned that recent deaths of on-duty officers will make recruiting new officers more challenging. Joe Couto, the director of government relations with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, says the recent deaths are a shock to the entire policing community and a reminder of the risks officers face every day.

Peel Regional Police launch first-in-Canada, specialized anti-human trafficking training for all officers

The tailored training will see over 2,200 officers from Peel Police gain deeper understanding and skills to identify and detect signs and instances of human trafficking. Officers service-wide will be better equipped to support human trafficking survivors with available and relevant resources during calls-for-service, community engagement initiatives and ongoing investigations within the Region of Peel.

Recruiting events offers a glimpse at cop life

With multiple police departments teaming up to recruit new members, future cop hopefuls received the opportunity to learn more about their dream career. The event, held at Lethbridge College Friday, saw members of the Lethbridge Police Service, Blood Tribe Police Service and the RCMP speak to hopefuls about working in law enforcement.

Ontario eliminating post secondary education requirement to become police officers

Ontario will eliminate the post-secondary education requirement to become a police officer, expand enrolment for its basic training program and axe tuition fees at the Ontario Police College, the premier said Tuesday. The moves are designed to get more police officers into communities, Doug Ford said.

New training strengthens police oversight, governance

New training for police board members will provide the tools for strong and effective independent governance and oversight of municipal police agencies in their communities. Policing is becoming increasingly complex and people expect modernized services that reflect their communities’ current and future needs. Police board members require specific skills and knowledge to fulfil their legislated roles and responsibilities.

Union for RCMP 911 operators calls for recruitment plan to address staff shortages

The union that represents the RCMP’s emergency dispatchers and operators is calling on the force to come up with a recruitment plan to fix worsening staff shortages.

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Solving recruitment and retention issues in law enforcement

Instead of the iconic saying, “Houston, we have a problem,” we may want to start saying “North America, we have a problem” regarding the police recruitment and retention predicament we are currently experiencing. By Tom Wetzel. » Read now

Leading the way: Dwayne Lakusta’s approach to building a police service

Grande Prairie is said to be one of the fastest growing cities in Alberta. Over the next 25 years, there are going to be challenges that come along with its growing population, and a municipal approach will allow new Police Chief, Dwayne Lakusta, and his team to pivot and adapt to those emerging trends. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

The birth of a police department: How the new Surrey Police Service is investing in its community

In late 2018, the City of Surrey, B.C., embarked on a large-scale, historic policing transition away from the RCMP contract service and toward its own municipal police department. After its establishment in August 2020, the newly formed Surrey Police Service (SPS) was tasked with its first hire, the chief. In the fall of 2021, Chief Constable Norm Lipinski took the helm. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...

Recruitment and training

Have you watched Blue Line’s exclusive content on recruitment and training? The 2022 virtual Blue Line Expo International featured subject matter experts from the law enforcement community, discussing how police services could solve the challenges surrounding these two vital areas. » Watch now


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