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Manitoba Government applauds early success of new police unit targeting violent offenders

The Manitoba government’s recently established Integrated Violent Offender Apprehension Unit, which is being supported with more than $3 million in funding, has made an immediate impact on public safety in Winnipeg, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced.

Surrey, B.C., to stay with RCMP over independent force, costing the city millions

The RCMP is on its way back as the police force in Metro Vancouver’s largest city after Surrey council voted to dump its municipal force, rejecting a provincial government recommendation that came with a $150-million transition offer, the mayor said Friday.

In report on police killing, Quebec coroner says officers need ‘less lethal’ weapons

A coroner’s report into the death of a Black man shot and killed by police in a city northeast of Montreal says officers showed restraint during the intervention.

OPP officer guilty of sex assault dismissed after years on paid leave

Former Const. Jason Redmond of the Leeds County OPP detachment was terminated Thursday after abandoning his appeal to overturn a dismissal order set to be heard this month, the force said Friday.

Vancouver Police Board accepts department’s report on Myles Gray inquest

The Vancouver Police Department is committed to adopting the recommendations from a coroner’s inquest into the beating death of Myles Gray, it says in a report submitted to its board, but advocates say key concerns remain unaddressed.

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Q&A: Cst. Geoff Johnson, Brantford Police Service

Recently, editor Brittani Schroeder spoke with Cst. Geoff Johnston of the Brantford Police Service to talk about his win of the 2022 Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award. Magnet Forensics began its awards program in 2018 to help police agencies address a talent shortage in digital forensics. The program awards officers who are new to digital forensics and those who are already in the field and what to take the next step in their training. Cst. Johnston is the first Canadian to be given this recognition. » Read now

Artificial Intelligence for law enforcement

Policing is a labour-intensive business. A large criminal investigation may involve a team of officers who must interview lots of people with a great deal of information at play, and all of it must be handled with tremendous care. But what if all that note-taking could be digitized and organized with the kind of analytics that used to be considered science-fiction? By Fuad Miah and Justin Hacker. » 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...


Implications of shooting through a windshield

By the very nature of police work, sometimes critical incidents occur in extremely short periods of time. Police officers can be confronted with potentially life-threatening dangers seemingly without warning and these threats can fully evolve within fractions of a second. These dangers can challenge police officers during all types of the work that they perform, and the research clearly shows that there is no duty that police officers engage in that is completely safe from the potential for a lethal confrontation. By Chris Butler. » Read now


Rethinking police control tactics

Now more than ever, public attention is being drawn to police use of force. High profile instances of officers using force have plagued our society, escalating tension and distrust between the public and law enforcement. The downstream social and monetary cost of inappropriate police use of force now outweighs the cost of a re-investment in police use of force training. By Bryan Nykon. » Read now


C.A.P.E. 2023 Conference

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: June 20 - 22, 2023
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Peel First Responders Recognition BBQ 2023

Location: Caledon, Ont.
Date: June 24, 2023
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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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