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Fraud Prevention Month 2023: Fraud losses in Canada reach another historic level

In 2022, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) received fraud and cybercrime reports totalling $530 million in victim losses. Nearly a 40 per cent increase from the unprecedented $380 million in losses in 2021.


OPP say 26 people charged after 13 month organized crime investigation

Ontario Provincial Police say three members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club and three members of the Red Devils motorcycle club are among those arrested in the investigation, dubbed Project Coyote.


Niverville council budgets for new RCMP detachment

On Feb. 21, Niverville’s town council took up a public meeting discussion on the impact of a major jump in RCMP costs going forward.


Mother of Black Quebec man shot and killed by police sues city, cops

Wilerne Bernard, a lawyer who represents the mother, says she has reason to believe that if Jean Rene Junior Olivier was a white person, he would be still be alive.


B.C. to probe ‘troubling’ complaints about RCMP in Prince George

British Columbia’s solicitor general says the province will investigate what he calls “troubling complaints” about the RCMP in Prince George, adding that the government is committed to ending “systemic violence” against Indigenous women and other groups.


 
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Take Action for International Women’s Day

Do the women in your service feel safe and empowered in their workplace? The Spark Strategy is an innovative way to address sexual harassment within policing. We believe members of a service know how to best shift their culture to a more inclusive one, and our process empowers that. In a recent session with one police service, 100% of participants said they would recommend The Spark Strategy to their colleagues, and 100% said it either met or exceeded their expectations. Culture change takes more than a once-a-year training.

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Improving service delivery for those on the spectrum

There is no evidence that people with ASD commit more crimes than non-autistic people. Nevertheless, people with ASD can expect to interact with LEPs up to seven times more often than those without autism. By Thomas Leydier. » Read now
 
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Using a mobile canvassing application at Barrie Police Service

Most police services are guilty of doing tasks in a certain way simply because it’s the way it’s always been done. One aspect of policing that hasn’t changed in generations is how we canvass the public for information regarding an investigation. Curtis Graber and Linda Moorhouse. » Read now
 
 
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Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience

This book collectively presents the numerous psychic wounds experienced by peace officers in the line of duty, including compassion fatigue, moral injury, PTSD, operational stress injury, organizational and operational stress, and loss. The book encompasses evidence-based strategies to assist law enforcement agencies in developing policy programs to promote wellness for their personnel.

An excellent resource for police professionals, police wellness coordinators, early career researchers, mental health professionals who provide services to law enforcement officers and their families, and graduate students in psychology, forensic psychology, and criminal justice.

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Blue Line, The Podcast: Public perception of police vehicles with Dr. Rylan Simpson

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder was joined by Dr. Rylan Simpson, an assistant professor in the school of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Simpson is also one of the judges in the Best Dressed Police Vehicle contest. Schroeder and Simpson spoke on the importance of police vehicle designs, and the public perception of police based on those designs. » Listen now

 
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Car search following shots fired call justified

Ontario’s highest court has found that the stop and search of a vehicle matching the description of one seen in the area of a shots fired call did not violate the Charter, and the gun found as a result was admissible at trial. By Mike Novakowski. » Read now

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RCMP texts, mocking mental health in wake of Portapique shootings, ‘mind boggling’: Cop

In the spring of 2020, Nova Scotia was gripped by fear when the Portapique shooter went on a terrifying rampage, killing 22 people across the province. Now, we’re finding out that an RCMP superintendent and an employee and management relations officer weren’t so understanding of the psychological toll the worst mass shooting in Canada’s history took on their officers. By Todd Humber. » Read now

 
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Canadian Policing Wellness Check Conference

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Mar. 6, 2023
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Security, Police & Fire Career Expo

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Mar. 9, 2023
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14th Annual Law of Policing Conference, Eastern Edition

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 3 - 4, 2023
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2023

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 9, 2023
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