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Discrimination probe launched into police use of force in B.C.

British Columbia’s human rights commissioner has launched an inquiry into police use of force against people who are racialized or coping with mental-health issues, although Kasari Govender acknowledged there may be gaps in the data they’re working with.


Optimize officer work using low cost digital and GPS technology designed for them

Data entry is an unloved part of police work. Make it easier and accurate. Municipalities all over Canada use these integrated enforcement solutions.

Judge finds Saskatchewan Mountie who shot lover guilty of manslaughter

Bernie Herman, 55, had pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Braden Herman. The two men are not related. Court of King’s Bench Justice Gary Meschishnick said in his decision Thursday that he didn’t believe the officer was acting in self-defence or that he had no memory of shooting the gun.

Tech-enabled community-police collaborations for crime-solving

How can you empower communities and police agencies to connect? The CAMSafe program is an innovative tool that began in Belleville, Ont., in 2021, but has spread across Ontario as a movement allowing the public to partner with police to solve crime and keep communities safe. 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.

Niagara Police Services Board appoints new chief of police

Jen Lawson, Chair of the Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board (PSB), announced that the Board has selected Bill Fordy as the new Chief of Police for the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS).

Peer intervention, family support among proposed recommendations in Yatim inquest

Jurors at an inquest into the death of a teen shot by a Toronto police officer more than a decade ago were asked Tuesday to consider dozens of recommendations related to officer training and monitoring, peer intervention and mental health supports in an effort to prevent future deaths.

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From crisis to connection: How police-community partnerships transform mental health responses

Times are changing, and many police departments and RCMP detachments are trying to respond to mental health crisis calls in different ways. There is more training in academic law enforcement programs and police recruit centres regarding mental health and crisis response. By Leif Gregersen. » Read now

Infusing trust and inspiration into organizational leadership

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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. 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...


The shape of intention

Current forensic investigations often involve analysis of video evidence, which may have limited resolution and clarity, particularly when acquired under poor lighting conditions or when objects of interest are at a distance. A recent case involving a nighttime police shooting of a suspect illustrates how some relatively simple image processing techniques can be used to resolve ambiguity in body worn camera images. By Geoffrey T. Desmoulin. » Read now


Administrative monetary penalties and municipal compliance

The use of Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) in the province of Ontario is an emerging municipal approach to dealing with parking and by-law infractions in a manner that is fair, effective and efficient. This compliance tool has been adopted by numerous Ontario municipalities and is being used by many municipal law enforcement officers and police services. By Orest Katolyk. » 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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