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Changes needed to ensure safer, more resilient RCMP, union mental-health report says

The union representing front-line Mounties is urging the RCMP to move beyond “patchwork solutions” to ensure the mental health of officers amid concerns they face increasing risks to their well-being.

Quebec coroner inquest told that poor police planning led to killing of officer

Quebec provincial police didn’t plan properly before they tried to arrest a mentally ill man last March, and as a result an officer was killed, the province’s workplace health and safety board says.

B.C. police announce dismantling of drug-making and distribution ring with 8 arrests

Police in British Columbia say they have dismantled a “significant, sophisticated” criminal organization involved in manufacturing and distributing fentanyl-laced counterfeit pharmaceuticals.

‘This is dangerous’: Inquest shown video of police chasing Saskatchewan mass killer

Jurors at a coroner’s inquest have seen footage of a white truck, driven by a mass killer, speeding in the wrong direction down a major Saskatchewan highway and swerving toward oncoming traffic as Mounties chased closely behind.

Quebec provincial police arrest 21 people in connection with eastern Quebec drug war

More arrests are possible during Operation Scandaleux, which is targeting the running conflict between the Blood Family Mafia and the Hells Angels in the Quebec City area, the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region, the Lower St-Lawrence and the North Shore, police said.

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The future of law enforcement: Navigating the pros and cons of mandatory DNA databases

Mandatory DNA collection has surfaced as a prospective game-changing tool transcending traditional investigative methods. The question remains: is mandatory DNA testing a technological marvel or an outright violation of human rights? By By Isabelle Sauvé. » Read now

Reasonable grounds for arrest and unconstitutionally obtained information

Canada’s highest court has ruled that information obtained from non-Charter compliant police conduct must be excised from an officer’s grounds when reviewing the basis for an officer’s warrantless arrest. By Mike Novakowski. » Read now

Blue Line, The Podcast: What is moral injury, and how do we address it?

Moral injury is widely understudied, especially where it concerns first responders and veterans. Because of this, moral injury is seen differently by officers, leaders, and clinicians. In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder is joined by Chief Mental Health Officer Derek Sienko, Lucie Tremblay, who is a retired deputy chief of Via Rail Canada and retired Senior Officer of the Canadian Armed Forces, and Phil Lancaster, a retired police detective, to discuss what changes need to be made in policing organizations to address moral injury. » Listen now

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A comprehensive approach to wellness: How York Regional Police serves their community by serving their members

The physical and mental trauma that first responders and support staff can experience on the job can be obvious or invisible, a one-time event or a lingering affliction. It can manifest in unexpected physical or emotional symptoms that affect every facet of that individual’s life. By Kathleen Griffin. » Read now


Q&A: Jim Adamson and Brian Claman

Recently, editor Brittani Schroeder spoke with Jim Adamson and Brian Claman of the Canada 911 Ride Foundation about the history of the foundation and how they hope to honour fallen first responders. » Read now


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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2024

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