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‘It will cost people their jobs’: Thunder Bay top cop says racism won’t be tolerated

Thunder Bay police Chief Darcy Fleury knows firsthand what it’s like to experience racism – and that has helped guide his first few months on the job as he looks to overhaul the embattled police force and repair relations with the Indigenous community.

New RNC unit tackles weapons and drug enforcement on the Northeast Avalon

As part of work to ensure safe communities for residents of the Northeast Avalon, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has established a new Weapons and Drug Enforcement Unit. The Weapons and Drug Enforcement Unit is the result of a successful pilot project.

Supreme Court will hear Quebec’s challenge to ruling on Indigenous police funding

Quebec’s highest court ruled in December 2022 that the provincial and federal governments owed the Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan First Nation $1.6 million to make up for years of police underfunding. The Quebec government is asking the Supreme Court to overturn that decision.

OPP honour achievements at regional awards ceremony

The Ontario Provincial Police held its annual North East Region Awards Ceremony recently in Powassan. Hundreds filed into the 250 Clark facility to honour those for their service to the community, and for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Canada planning to send RCMP trainers to Haiti military intervention

Global Affairs Canada says Canada is likely to deploy RCMP officers to Haiti to act as trainers in a multinational military intervention, with officials promising an added focus on preventing sexual violence.

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Hoarding behaviour: Part 2

As law enforcement officers, it’s important to be aware that close to 95 per cent of hoarders have cross-associated psychiatric disorders. The hoarding is evident, but the individual may also suffer from a major depression or anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder or social phobia. By Peter Collins. » Read now

Misidentification did not render grounds for arrest unreasonable

The arrest of a man mistakenly believed to be someone else was not unlawful for that reason alone, since the police nevertheless had the necessary grounds for his arrest. In R. v. Whitfield, 2023 ONCA 479 the police identified a man – Kawayne Edwards – who they suspected of drug trafficking. By Mike Novakowski. » Read now

Blue Line, The Podcast: Strengthening city policing with technology

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder was joined by Sophie Laplante, an expert in surveillance solutions for cities and first responders. The conversation focuses on aspects of city policing that can be strengthened by technology and intelligent analytics. » Read More...


The essential – but little known – “Prosper warning”

The majority of investigators understand and comply with their duty to inform such suspects of their Charter right to legal counsel and silence. However, there is an additional legal duty, which only applies in specific circumstances, that many officers seem to be largely unaware of – the duty to provide suspects with a “Prosper warning” before questioning them. By Kerry Watkins. » Read now


Transforming the culture of policing

The prevention of officer misconduct is not only paramount in instilling public confidence and trust in policing but is also a key element in officer wellness. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that internal professional standard investigations are the most stressful part of police officers’ jobs. In response to the feedback from our communities, the core focus for police leadership should be on taking a proactive approach to prevent officer misconduct whilst promoting officer wellness. By Neil Dubord and Jassie Ram (Padda). » Read now


Security Police Fire Career Expo West

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: Oct. 24, 2023
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DEMCON – The Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Oct. 24 - 25, 2023
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16th Annual Chief’s Gala

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Nov. 16, 2023
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Anti-Corruption Symposium Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: Nov. 20 - 21, 2023
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