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Grande Prairie hires first police chief

The Grande Prairie Police Service has found its new police chief after city council ratified the police commission’s decision to hire Dwayne Lakusta for the role at Monday’s regular council meeting on July 10. Lakusta will begin the role of Grande Prairie’s first police chief on August 28.

Recognition of First Nations rights a ‘sticking’ point in new policing law plan: AFN

Julie McGregor updated chiefs gathered in Halifax on work to develop a law that would declare policing on First Nations an essential service – something Indigenous leaders have spent years calling for. She told the organization’s general assembly that the Department of Public Safety had provided a written explanation of what it does and doesn’t plan to do with the legislation.

Ex officer’s account of being ordered to ‘close’ rape file challenged in N.S. hearing

A retired Halifax police officer denied on Monday that he had ordered a former subordinate to stop investigating an alleged sexual assault, but he admitted that police made errors in the case.


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. » Listen now

A holistic approach to fighting cybercrime: A conversation with the RCMP’s Chris Lynam

Cybercrime is a growing challenge for all of society. Victims can be individuals, businesses, or any kind of organization in Canada. Chris Lynam suggests that the types of cybercrimes are becoming more complex and impactful than what has been seen previously. “In many cases, what we used to consider a serious cybercrime a few years ago, now we wouldn’t think of them as serious.” By Brittani Schroeder » Read More...


Q&A: Cst. Geoff Johnson, Brantford Police Service

Recently, editor Brittani Schroeder spoke with Cst. Geoff Johnston of the Brantford Police Service to talk about his recent win of the 2022 Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award. Magnet Forensics began its awards program in 2018 to help police agencies address a talent shortage in digital forensics. The program awards officers who are new to digital forensics and those who are already in the field and what to take the next step in their training. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...


Mental health check: A game changer for public safety personnel

I recently completed my 20th year in policing and had time to reflect on the changes I’ve seen over the last two decades, specifically, around mental health and wellness. Being curious about mental health started early for me, as my father spent the last 15 years of his policing career as a technical traffic collision investigator. It wasn’t until I became a police officer myself that I realized the devastating aftermath of fatal motor collisions; more specifically, the connection the officer makes with the family as the case could go on for many years. By Beth Milliard. » Read More...


2023 World Police & Fire Games

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: July 28 - Aug. 6 2023
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118th CACP Annual Summit

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

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

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: Sep. 18 - 20 2023
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26th Annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Sept. 19 - 21, 2023
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