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B.C. Police Act changes pave way for better oversight, governance

The legislation, if passed, would expand the jurisdictions of B.C.’s two police watchdogs, the Independent Investigations Office and the Office of the Police Complaint Commission.

Ontario to give free counselling to families of first responders killed on duty

Ontario will provide two years of free bereavement counselling to families of first responders who have died in the line of duty and those who died by suicide. Family members can access mental health services such as crisis support, counselling and therapy by phone or online, Solicitor General Michael Kerzner said Friday in Aurora, Ont.

Strategic Solutions: Combating Auto Theft

Auto theft poses a significant threat to public safety and property, demanding a unified and strategic response from law enforcement agencies. In this webinar, our distinguished guest speakers, Det. Scott Cresswell of York Regional Police and Det. Greg O’Connor of Peel Regional Police, will shed light on the initiatives and practices employed to combat the rising tide of vehicle theft.

SPS hosts first introduction to policing workshop for women

Surrey Police Service (SPS) is rolling out the blue carpet to encourage more women to consider a career in policing with a number of women-focused initiatives, including a new Introduction to Policing Workshop for Women being launched this spring.

Toronto police cop suffers serious but non-life-threatening injuries during arrest

The Toronto Police Service says an officer was injured while making an arrest during an alleged car theft. The incident happened near Yonge and Kingsdale around 10 p.m. Monday and police say it involved five male suspects attempting to steal a car.

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Policing with passion: Cst. Veronica Fast, Blue Line’s 2024 Rookie of the Year

To those who knew Cst. Veronica Fast growing up, it was no surprise when she chose a career in law enforcement. From an early age, Fast was driven by the desire to have a career that provided a sense of purpose and pride, where she could make a meaningful impact and assist those in need. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read Cst. Fast's story now

Revving up excellence: Unveiling the results of Michigan State Police’s 2024 Vehicle Trials

Every fall the Michigan State Police, in conjunction with the U.S. National Institute of Justice (NIJ), test the handling and performance of every new police vehicle on the market for the coming year in back-to-back acceleration, braking and lap time tests. These eagerly anticipated tests are seen as the most comprehensive analysis of police vehicles in North America. By Dave Brown. » Read now

Blue Line, The Podcast: What is moral injury, and how do we address it?

Moral injury is widely understudied, especially where it concerns first responders and veterans. Because of this, moral injury is seen differently by officers, leaders, and clinicians. In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder is joined by Chief Mental Health Officer Derek Sienko, Lucie Tremblay, who is a retired deputy chief of Via Rail Canada and retired Senior Officer of the Canadian Armed Forces, and Phil Lancaster, a retired police detective, to discuss what changes need to be made in policing organizations to address moral injury. » Listen now

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Community Policing in Indigenous Communities

Community Policing in Indigenous Communities demonstrates that community policing cannot be imposed from above without grassroots input from local citizens. It is a strategy—not simply for policing with consent—but for policing in contexts where there is often little, if any, consent. It is an aspirational practice aimed to help police and communities within contested contexts to recognize that positive gains can be made. Drawing on the local expertise of policing practitioners and researchers across the globe, including Canada, this book explores several themes and how often deeply divided societies can operate under the community policing paradigm.
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More than a rank: Through the eyes of an actor

What makes a good sergeant? Depending on the era from which your perception of policing is based—whether it be old-school policing or new-age policing—our answers may drastically vary. By Jameel Ali. » Read now


Making our roadways safer: What can a cop do?

As we approach Spring and warmer weather, we will start to see more pedestrians and cyclists out and about mixing in with the usual vehicular traffic we’re used to. Sunny days and snow-free roadways may cause some drivers to want to move quicker while they travel. By Tom Wetzel and Denise DeBiase. » Read now


Canadian Police Ceremonial Training Course 2024

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: April 22 - 25, 2024
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Police Tech Conference & Expo

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 30 - May 1, 2024
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo - Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: May 16, 2024
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