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Ontario giving police services $18M to fight auto theft

The Preventing Auto Thefts (PAT) grant will provide funding for 21 projects that feature new and enhanced crime-fighting measures focused on prevention, detection, analysis and enforcement.

Union says deal for Vancouver police would make them highest paid officers in Canada

A new tentative agreement that would make Vancouver’s police officers the highest paid in Canada is a crucial tool for the city to recruit and retain talent in the face of a major labour crunch, the union representing the officers said.

Full parole granted to SUV passenger convicted in Calgary police officer’s death

Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, died after he was dragged by an SUV and fell into the path of an oncoming car on Dec. 31, 2020. The passenger in the vehicle, Amir Abdulrahman, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2021 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Ontario watchdog to review new information from Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry

Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) confirmed Friday that Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit recently determined the inquiry, which released its final report in March, had yielded new information about two RCMP officers who shot at a firehall as they were searching for the killer, who was disguised as a Mountie.

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#ReportHate campaign launches in Calgary

One in three Albertans has experienced hate. The Calgary Police Service (CPS) heard from the community that hate crimes and incidents often go unreported, leaving Calgarians feeling unsafe in their city. Report Hate aims to bring awareness to hate crimes and incidents, their impact, and how to report them. Supported by the community and led by the CPS Hate Crime Prevention Team, #ReportHate is a campaign the Service hopes will continue to build trust and encourage reporting of hate-related incidents. » Learn more

Top up your magazine: … Or do you just feel lucky?

There is nothing laughable or exciting about a real-life gunfight. To paraphrase 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes, a gunfight is nasty, brutish and short. The longer it lasts, the more people get hurt. If a gunfight were to happen today, how many rounds are currently in your sidearm? By Dave Brown. » Read now

Creating a Canadian database of police use of force incidents: Part 2

In a previous article, we advocated for a national use-of-force database. We outlined what the database might capture and identified several possible benefits that may be associated with such a database. This article highlights challenges that might be encountered when attempting to create this database. For a functional database to be created, the following challenges must be resolved. By Audrey MacIsaac, Andrew Brown, Bryce Jenkins, Ariane-Jade Khanizadeh, Tori Semple and Craig Bennell. » Read now
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Police Response to Mental Health in Canada

The overwhelming majority of police calls involve individuals with mental health experiences and yet limited resources exist to prepare first responders for these interactions. This book addresses this gap in the field, providing practical guidance to police studies students on how best to respond to mental health-related calls in both critical and non-critical situations. In addition, this book focuses on the mental health of policing professionals by addressing common mental health symptoms and providing strategies to improve the mental health wellness of policing professionals. » Order Your Copy

Blue Line, The Podcast: Building strong foundations through training

A crucial part of any officer’s career is the extensive training they go through. In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder speaks with Insp. Nadine Wagner of the Calgary Police Service about training at CPS, and why the Chief Crowfoot Learning Centre is key to ensuring their officers are given the necessary skills before taking the next step in their careers. » Read More...


Pitching positivity: The story of London Police Service’s long-standing youth baseball league

In the heart of a diverse and bustling city, a unique baseball league has quietly been making a difference over the past three decades. Organized and staffed by dedicated London Police Service (LPS) officers and civilian staff, and London Middlesex Housing staff, this league has become a symbol of hope, unity and opportunity for less privileged youth, aged eight to 12 years old, living in subsidized housing. By Chris Golder and Evan Harrison. » Read now


First Nations force tackles organized crime

Along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) is hard at work guarding their waterways from increasingly crafty foe: members of organized crime. Blue Line had the opportunity to visit the Akwesasne community to learn about their territory and the police service’s new Snowmobile – ATV – Vessel Enforcement team, known as SAVE. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now


BCACP/CACP Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Jan. 21 - 23, 2024
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Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police 2024 AWIP ON Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Feb. 13 - 16, 2024
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2024

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Mar. 26, 2024
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Mar. 27, 2024
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