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Edmonton police chief talks about growing violence, pushes to strike balance in city

The police chief of Alberta’s capital city stood solemnly at a podium, at moments appearing to be welling up, as he took questions from reporters about the random killing of a mother and child outside a school in May.

Bill Blair says he oversaw culture change at Toronto police, not everyone agrees

As he settles in to the corner office in Ottawa’s National Defence headquarters, Bill Blair is feeling pretty comfortable in his new role. This is his fourth ministerial job since 2018, when he was put in charge of border security and organized crime reduction.

Despite their own contract with RCMP, Redcliff mayor glad to see UCP shelve police force plans for now

The UCP’s initiative to start a provincial police force that would replace the RCMP in certain rural locations will continue to undergo review. Either way, Medicine Hat and Redcliff will not be greatly affected by this action.

Tavistock K9 handler and police community say goodbye to Taz

Hundreds of police officers along with over 100 K9s and their handlers converged on Woodstock Tuesday to say goodbye to Police Service Dog (PSD) Taz, who died in the line of duty.

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Calgary police committed to advancing women in the policing profession

Women have made significant strides in the policing profession over the past few decades through increased presence and extracurricular engagement, especially in Calgary. The Calgary Police Service is committed to advancing and supporting women in the Service and recognizes that more work must be done to eliminate barriers. In support of that commitment and to attract more women to pursue a policing career, uniforms specifically designed for women, recruitment boot-camps for women, and women in policing committees are available. » Learn more

The financial crime ecosystem: Merging cyber, fraud and money laundering

When Louis Freeh was the director of the FBI he said, “The fraudster’s greatest liability is the certainty that the fraud is too clever to be detected.” Fraud as a crime has been around for many millennia, much like other core crimes across the ages. The notion of falsely representing a financial proposition has become such an enduring and resilient crime. Efforts to stop fraud have become more complex to keep up with motivated and well-resourced fraudsters. By Cameron Field. » Read now

The dangers of after-market police accessories: How can you avoid them?

Police officers face many unexpected challenges and risks each day on the streets, and it’s crucial that they have access to reliable equipment that can help them respond effectively to dynamic and unpredictable situations. However, the market is flooded with new and innovative products that claim to be tactical and efficient for law enforcement officers. By Geoffrey Desmoulin. » Read now
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Blue Line, The Podcast: The invisible enemy with Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alvarez

Mental health is a major topic in the first responders community, and having access to mental health supports and resources is of the utmost importance. In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder sat down with Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alvarez of CopLine to talk about mental health, the stigma officers face, research being done into concussions and their effects, and why a confidential hotline is important for the first responder industry. » Read More...


Rethinking police control tactics

Now more than ever, public attention is being drawn to police use of force. High profile instances of officers using force have plagued our society, escalating tension and distrust between the public and law enforcement. The downstream social and monetary cost of inappropriate police use of force now outweighs the cost of a re-investment in police use of force training. By Bryan Nykon. » Read now


Posturing and misconduct

The nature of policing includes, but is not limited to, being called to intervene in disputes that inherently put police officers in the midst of a clash. Managing disputes and understanding the relationship between conflict and misconduct is essential in assisting police organizations in their professionalism, keeping complaints down and maintaining public support. By Scott Easto. » Read now


118th CACP Annual Summit

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Aug. 20 - 22, 2023
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Axon Innovate Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Sep. 14, 2023
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The Safety of Our Cities Conference

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: Sep. 18 - 20, 2023
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