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Ontario putting more repeat violent offenders behind bars

The Ontario government is investing $24 million over three years to help prevent repeat and violent offenders from committing serious crimes while out on bail.

Surrey Police Board administrator clarifies facts on Surrey Police Service costs

City of Surrey’s Mayor Brenda Locke has issued a media release claiming that Surrey Police Service (SPS) is running a deficit budget of over $26 million.

Saint John, N.B. police chief asks ex-Mountie to review wrongful conviction of 2 men

Saint John police Chief Robert Bruce said in a news release Friday he has asked retired RCMP officer Allen Farrah to conduct a comprehensive review of how investigators handled the case against Robert Mailman and Walter Gillespie.

B.C. police secretly took DNA from Kurdish community in tea-cup sting to solve murder

Undercover police investigating the murder of a 13-year-old girl in British Columbia disguised themselves as tea marketers to secretly collect the DNA of about 150 Kurdish community members, court recordings reveal.


Mastering safety in high-risk environments: A look at training protocols

In "Deep Survival", author Lawrence Gonzales states that in any high-risk endeavour, accidents and deaths are inevitable. This statement does not bode well for those who spend their careers in high-risk environments, both training and operationally. Thankfully, Gonzales later states, “Such accidents have to happen. But they don’t have to happen to you and me.” By Dan Fraser and Jeff Johnsgaard. » Read now

The Active Club network

At first glance, an Active Club is just a combat sports network, and that is what they want to portray to avoid detection from law enforcement. The real purpose is to create a reserve ‘army’ that can have members deployed to support large scale right-wing operations when required—consider the January 2021 assault on the United States Capital. By Peter Collins. » Read now
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Cybercrime: Awareness, Prevention, and Response

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Blue Line, The Podcast: A dive into mental health research

Mental health is a topic Blue Line, The Podcast has looked at before, and as much talk as there has been in law enforcement about removing the stigma of seeking help, it still exists. In this episode, editor Brittani Schroeder is joined by Chief Mental Health Officer Derek Sienko to talk about the mental health challenges faced by police officers, and where the change might need to come from. » Read More...


Implications of shooting through a windshield

Research studies that have been conducted on various biomechanics of assaults inform us that the average offender can point a handgun and fire the first round in an average of 0.53 seconds (the fastest in the study was 0.23 seconds) while seated in the driver’s seat. An offender that suddenly exits the suspect vehicle after it is stopped is able to produce a handgun, point and fire it at the officer, in approximately 0.25 seconds. By Chris Butler. » Read now


The ABCs of police note-taking

Documentation is far superior to relying on rote memory of an event. Complete, accurate and properly maintained notes are a fundamental aid to memory and serve as a guide during investigations and interviewing witnesses, victims, suspects and accused persons, studies show. By Michael Souliere. » Read now


BCACP/CACP Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Jan. 21 - 23, 2024
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Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police 2024 AWIP ON Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Feb. 13 - 16, 2024
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Employment Conference and CSPA Summit

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Feb. 26 - 28, 2024
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2024

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Mar. 26, 2024
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Mar. 27, 2024
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