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OPP officer and school bus driver die in crash northwest of Woodstock, police say

An Ontario Provincial Police officer and a school bus driver died in a crash northwest of Woodstock, Ont., on Monday. Provincial police said there were no students on the bus and no passengers in the officer’s unmarked vehicle at the time of the crash, which took place a little before 7 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 59 and Oxford County Road 33.

Manitoba government implements successful pilot project with Winnipeg Police Service to improve responses to non-charge domestic incident calls

A 2021 project piloted by the Manitoba government and the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) to better support families experiencing intimate partner violence through the co-location of specialized staff from Manitoba Justice at WPS headquarters to facilitate a more co-ordinated response has proven effective and will be implemented permanently, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

Public safety minister announces funding for Akwesasne after migrant deaths

The federal government announced funding to help the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory fight organized crime, after the death of eight migrants in the St. Lawrence River earlier this year. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino was in the community Thursday where he announced more than $12 million for policing and other initiatives over the next five years.

Several Ontario police forces target street racing, say activity is on the rise

Several police forces in Ontario say they will be working together to crack down on street racing, which they say has been on the rise. Police across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as Ontario Provincial Police and forces in Waterloo and Barrie are part of the operation – dubbed Project Erase – that will use enforcement and education to combat the issue.

Mike Duheme’s ceremonial swearing-in as 25th Commissioner of the RCMP

RCMP Commissioner Mike Duheme’s Change of Command ceremony took place today at the Salaberry Armoury in Gatineau, Quebec. The ceremony marks the symbolic handover of authority from outgoing Commissioner Brenda Lucki to incoming Commissioner Mike Duheme.


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A new crown for the realm

Because a royal crown is so symbolic and central to Canadian law enforcement, it is a key element of police uniform insignia. But for more than seventy years the type of crown did not change. The Barrie Police Service and Waterloo Regional Police in Ontario were amongst the first to make the switch to include the Tudor Crown on some of their uniform insignia items. The difference is subtle but symbolic. By Kirsten Mogg. » Read now

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit: Busiest year on record for police oversight

Investigators from Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) must always be prepared because they never know where their next call will come from. It could be anywhere from Windsor to James Bay. The SIU, headquartered in Mississauga, Ont., is mandated with conducting investigations into the circumstances around serious injuries, allegations of sexual assault, firearm discharges, and deaths in cases involving police across Ontario. By Kristy Denette. » 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, from Axis Communications. The conversation focuses on aspects of city policing that can be strengthened by technology and intelligent analytics. » Read More...


Making communities safer places to live and thrive

Have you ever stopped into your local coffee shop and watched police officers having a cup of coffee with patrons just talking about what’s going on in the neighbourhood? How about when you’re fuelling up at the local gas station and an officer is picking up a snack while talking with the owner? It’s not that anyone has gotten into trouble at either place; it’s just called community policing. By Tom Wetzel. » Read now


Traditional versus operational: Moving away from forage caps to ball caps

From the early 2000s to present, officers needed their staff sergeant’s permission or a doctor’s note to wear a “Tilley hat”, which provided protection against the sun. In 2019, the new Chief saw the benefits of moving away from the traditional navy forage cap with the red band to a new, more modern-looking OPS ball cap for all ranks in all uniformed sections. By Drew Clark. » Read now


C.A.P.E. 2023 Conference

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: June 20 - 22, 2023
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Peel First Responders Recognition BBQ 2023

Location: Caledon, Ont.
Date: June 24, 2023
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2023 World Police & Fire Games

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

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