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Manitoba Government providing more than $1 million to help Winnipeg Police Service acquire equipment, training and innovative technology

The Manitoba government is providing $1,067,000 from the proceeds of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund to the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) to fund a wide variety of crime prevention measures, including the purchase of new technology to help officers analyze video evidence and providing 200 WPS members with trauma-informed training, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced.

Study sheds light on how police communication impacts trust

Calgarians want to hear more from the Calgary Police Service (CPS) on how they can prevent crime and how they can work together with the police to keep the community safe, according to research conducted on behalf of the Calgary Police Commission.

‘Open for business:’ Top N.W.T. Mountie says Indigenous recruitment a priority

The head of the RCMP in the Northwest Territories says one of his top priorities is recruiting more Indigenous members and staff. In his first media address since taking over as commanding officer of the RCMP’s G division in November 2022, Chief Supt. Syd Lecky said recruitment and retention has long been a challenge for police in the territory.

Ontario adds mental-health course to police curriculum

Ontario has added a three-day course on responding to mental-health crises to its basic constable curriculum, the first time prospective officers will receive dedicated training on how to deal with people in distress.

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Finding a way to honour the officers lost to suicide

On May 7, police and peace officers from Ontario, Quebec and even New York City, were at Queen’s Park to honour Ontario police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Officers who have been killed in the past several months, and one historical death, were honoured at this years’ service. Every September, Ottawa hosts the Canadian Police and Peace Officer Memorial ceremony. By Bruce Forsyth. » Read now

Increasing safety on the street: How smart police officers use situational awareness to improve safety

It is of the utmost importance for first responders to always be finding ways to improve safety. By ensuring they understand how to develop and maintain situational awareness, while working in high-stress, high-consequence, time-compressed environments, we can achieve that goal. Departments should always be looking to identify opportunities for improving high-risk decision making outcomes and implement strategies to help members improve critical thinking and resilient problem-solving skills. By Drew Moldenhauer. » 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...


Critical lessons for law enforcement managers

Almost 15 years ago, in 2007, I was called as an expert witness in a lengthy case. The case involved a complaint against the Government of Canada for failing to provide adequate safety protection to Federal Park Wardens. The complaint had been made by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) who stated that their employer (the Government of Canada) required Park Wardens to carry out law enforcement duties but did not provide them with the necessary equipment required to protect themselves, specifically a handgun. At issue was the fact that Park Wardens may encounter situations that put them at risk of grievous bodily harm or death. By Chris Butler. » Read now


Gangster-girlfriend relationships and policing in B.C.

Gang activity is a complex and enduring issue in society, one which poses an ongoing threat to public safety across Canada. Despite law enforcement efforts to suppress, disrupt and prevent gang activity, many groups have adapted to evade police detection and continue to avoid a breakdown of their networks. As such, an in-depth examination of the varying facets of gang life and operations is beneficial to understand ways in which to combat and prevent such activity. By Zoe Parro. » 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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