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Join us on March 19 - 20 in Ottawa to explore mental health and wellbeing concerns and solutions for police and other public safety personnel. Learn more

National chief calls on Ottawa to resume policing talks after mass stabbing inquest

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says a coroner’s inquest into a mass killing in Saskatchewan shows Ottawa must return to the table to negotiate long-promised legislation declaring Indigenous policing an essential service.


How Intelligent Technology is Making Officers' Jobs Easier & Safer

Improve efficiency, alleviate stress. Small & medium-sized municipalities Canada-wide are using these scalable, low cost digital enforcement solutions.

Government of Canada’s interest cap risks criminal surge

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the voice of police leadership in Ontario, and the Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) are raising concerns regarding legislation introduced by the federal government which could lead to a dangerous rise in criminal activity.

Tech-enabled community-police collaborations for crime-solving

How can you empower communities and police agencies to connect? Learn about how a barrier-free camera registry program that leverages technology can help law enforcement find evidence at no cost to police agencies or communities.

Police chief in London, Ont., apologizes to complainant in hockey sex assault case

London, Ont., police Chief Thai Truong said he could not reveal much about why the police investigation that began in 2018 was initially closed without charges in 2019, before being reopened three years later.


Decriminalization in action: Perspectives on B.C.’s changing drug laws after one year

After the first year of B.C.’s decriminalization pilot, there have been many lessons learned, and key takeaways for other provinces who may be considering taking the same steps. Both Deputy Chief Fiona Wilson (VPD) and Chief Neil Dubord (DPD) agreed that, though decriminalization may sound simple, it’s a very complex issue that requires careful planning, collaboration and a strong support infrastructure. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

Mastering safety in high-risk environments: A look at training protocols

Since 2010, there have been 12 officers killed with firearms during training in North America. However, no organization closely keeps track of the many injuries and close calls that occur, and a recent near-hit tragedy at the Ontario Police College has prompted this article. By Dan Fraser and Jeff Johnsgaard. » Read now
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NEW EDITION | Martins Annual Criminal Code 2024

Widely used and regularly cited in courtrooms, Martins Annual Criminal Code is fully annotated by four of Canada's most respected criminal law experts. This text continues to deliver excellent value with the highest-quality content discussing recent case law, as well as amendments to the Criminal Code and other legislation featured in Martin’s Annual Criminal Code, since its 2023 edition. Also available in a pocket softbound format. » Order your copy today

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. 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...


Firearm access by at-risk people: A Canadian perspective

Individuals with the most severe psychiatric diseases are at a heightened risk for violent behaviour when untreated for their symptoms. There is a crucial need for members of law enforcement to understand this relationship in order to prevent creating a more powerful stigma. By Matthew H. Logan. » Read now


De-escalation and managing heightened emotions: Evidence-based training developed through applied research and real-world application

Through proper training, a service approach to de-escalation is recommended, focusing first on the human needs and the physiology of the person. When and how should officers deal with the human needs of the person they are attempting to de-escalate? Can addressing human needs help avoid escalation before it starts? By Steven Poplawski. » Read now


Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police 2024 AWIP ON Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Feb. 13 - 16, 2024
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Employment Conference and CSPA Summit

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Feb. 26 - 28, 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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