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More than 400 complaints made against Ottawa police officers during ‘Freedom Convoy’

The Ottawa police board’s 2022 annual report says public complaints nearly doubled from the previous year, with an 88-per-cent increase overall, and 94 per cent more complaints relating to police conduct.

Montreal police chief rejects street check moratorium despite racial profiling data

Montreal’s police chief is refusing to impose a moratorium on street checks despite a second independent report concluding that racialized people are disproportionately targeted by the practice.

Man convicted of manslaughter in death of Abbotsford police officer

A man has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of an off-duty Abbotsford police officer from a July 2020 incident on Baker Street in Nelson. Alex Willness was found guilty after the trial judge dismissed the claim of self-defence.

Ontario honours police officers and firefighters

The Ontario government is honouring 21 police officers and 13 firefighters with the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery and the Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery. The medals are the province’s highest honours and are given to police officers and firefighters who have demonstrated great courage in risking their lives to save the lives of others.

Sask. RCMP investigating 15 homicides in 2023

Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes is investigating 15 homicides in 2023, including three over the June 16 to 18 weekend. Two of the 15 homicides occurred in the Esterhazy-Langenburg detachment area, including one of the three on the June 16 weekend. Murder charges have been laid in both those cases.

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Mental health check: A game changer for public safety personnel

I recently completed my 20th year in policing and had time to reflect on the changes I’ve seen over the last two decades, specifically, around mental health and wellness. Being curious about mental health started early for me, as my father spent the last 15 years of his policing career as a technical traffic collision investigator. It wasn’t until I became a police officer myself that I realized the devastating aftermath of fatal motor collisions; more specifically, the connection the officer makes with the family as the case could go on for many years. By Beth Milliard. » Read now

Blue Line, The Podcast: How policing is changing in Canada, with CPS Deputy Chief Raj Gill

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 policing in Calgary, how policing is changing in Canada and where policing might be headed. » Read More...


Improving identification accuracy via 3D interactive lineups

Criminal identification lineups continue to be an important tool for identifying perpetrators, but new approaches are required to improve the accuracy of eyewitness identification. In 2014, the National Academy of Sciences called for the urgent development of new technologies to help translate the latest science on eyewitness identifications and identify new identification procedures for the global law enforcement community. By Heather Flowe. » Read now


What role will drones play in the future of law enforcement?

News of the world’s first lung transplant via drone delivery conducted recently in Toronto has shone a spotlight on how drone technology can be leveraged in emergency services and law enforcement now and in the future. What if drones could help police officers see a crime scene before they arrive? What if they could keep out of harm’s way by having a machine take their place as their eyes and ears? By Shash Anand. » Read now


2023 World Police & Fire Games

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: July 28, 2023
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118th CACP Annual Summit

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Aug. 20 - 22, 2023
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The Safety of Our Cities Conference

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: Sep. 18 - 20, 2023
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