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Thousands to pay tribute to OPP officer killed on the job in Bourget shooting

Police officers, dignitaries, family and friends paid tribute to Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Eric Mueller Thursday at the 10th funeral for a police officer killed on the job in Canada in the last eight months.


RCMP to reflect on painful history as Canada’s police service on 150th anniversary

When Canada’s founding leaders first conceived of a federal police service, history tells us it was merely an emergency measure, a contingency plan to enforce Canadian laws throughout what was then known as the North-West Territories.


Manitoba Government providing nearly $350,000 to support Brandon Police Service and Brandon Bear Clan

The Manitoba government is providing more than $349,000 from the proceeds of Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund to the Brandon Police Service (BPS) and Brandon Bear Clan for crime prevention and safety initiatives in the Brandon community, Premier Heather Stefanson and Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced.


The high cost of policing all of the expanded Woodstock community

At the Woodstock council meeting on May 17, Mayor Trina Jones unveiled details from an expansive policing comparison and a proposed alternative model submitted to Justice and Public Safety Minister Kris Austin. The comparison shows policing costs would more than double from over $3.2 million to more than $7.7 million for coverage on the expanded municipality.


New survey confirms ongoing strong support for retaining Surrey RCMP, resistance to B.C. taxpayers funding Surrey Police Service

Key findings from a Pollara Strategic Insights online survey of 1,103 Lower Mainland residents, conducted May 3 to 7, 2023, reveals that a majority of Surrey residents and a plurality of Lower Mainland residents support retaining the RCMP in Surrey and do not want provincial tax dollars to subsidize the new Surrey Police Service.


 
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Pilot program helping to reduce demand on Calgary police officers

The pilot aims to support those facing mental health or addiction crises in non-emergency situations through a community-oriented response, thus reducing the need for a police response. The CMCR program is made possible through funding from The Community Safety Investment Framework, a collaborative effort to improve support for Calgarians experiencing crises and to create a more efficient calls-for-service system. » Learn more
 
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Better budgeting: Finding better and more efficient ways to do business

Blue Line was able to speak with Chief Marc Roskamp of the St. Thomas Police Service and Chief Mike Callaghan of the Belleville Police Service to see what is costing their police services the most right now, and what can be done when looking at sustainable funding models for the future. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now
 
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The importance of police reporting

Recently, I was listening to the end of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Check-up. The subject was about major frauds, and the speaker was Peter German, a man whom I have tremendous respect. The theme of his conversation was to let people know police resources are becoming scarce, and fraud becoming so prevalent that victims should not expect their cases, unless major in nature, to be getting the attention they feel they deserve. By Morley Lymburner. » Read now
 
 
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NEW | Police and YOUth

This book brings the knowledge gained from the Teen and Police Service Academy (TAPS), which has been implemented internationally to create partnerships with at-risk teens and police, proactively addressing some of the most pressing conditions in their communities. Police and YOUth is ideal as a primer for students, instructors, police officers, and citizens who stand to benefit from improving police-youth relations. It provides the tools needed to educate all parties and ultimately improve relations between police and the communities they serve.

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Blue Line, The Podcast: Public safety personnel and mental health with Dr. Jody Burnett

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder was joined by Dr. Jody Burnett, a Registered Doctoral Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists and a High Performance Consultant who has been providing service to the general public, specializing in service provision to first responders and public safety personnel for the past 20 years. In this conversation, they spoke about Dr. Burnett’s research on women in public safety and what mental health supports are out there for all public safety personnel. » Read More...

 
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Two generations of community service: Special Constable Ryan Moore joins father at U of T Campus Safety

Ryan Moore’s path to becoming a Special Constable at U of T Mississauga wasn’t easy. To stay motivated as he gained the necessary skills and experience through security jobs, workouts and volunteering, he’d often visualize receiving the badge. When that moment finally came in February, he says it was even better than he imagined. By Megan Easton. » Read now

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Six steps to help officers deal with uncertainty at their job

Almost everyone in law enforcement deals with the fear of uncertainty at their job. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen can produce a lot of fear and anxiety. As a result, officers may need help and/or advice on how to deal with the fear of the unknown when it comes to their job. By Stan Popovich. » Read now

 
Events 
 

The Haven Gala

Location: Woodbridge, Ont.
Date: May 25, 2023
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Rampart Range Day & Expo 2023

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: May 30, 2023
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C.A.P.E. 2023 Conference

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: June 20 - 22, 2023
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2023 World Police & Fire Games

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: July 28, 2023
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