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Inquest into slain Quebec officer looks at lack of oversight for mental-health cases

The last psychiatrist to speak to a mentally ill Quebec man before he fatally stabbed a provincial police sergeant last March had a particularly difficult phone call with him days before the killing, a coroner’s inquest heard Wednesday.

RCMP use of private-sector surveillance services worries federal privacy watchdog

A federal watchdog is urging the RCMP to do a better job of assessing the privacy implications of commercial surveillance and monitoring services before using them.

North Bay Police names new chief

The North Bay Police Service has completed the search for a new chief of police, naming former Woodstock Police Chief Daryl Longworth as its new leader.

London, Ont., police trip for international competition in Dubai under review

A southwestern Ontario police force is facing scrutiny for its decision to send a team to an international competition in Dubai, an event that saw its members training with and competing against a Russian special unit whose members are accused of committing atrocities in Ukraine.

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Breaking down impulsivity: A critical factor in police candidate evaluation

In police recruiting, we are often so absorbed in ensuring that the potential candidate has not committed a criminal act that we sometimes ignore personality features that not only make a candidate more prone to commit criminal acts but render them dangerous to themself and others. By Matthew H. Logan. » Read now

Police corruption: Part 1

Corruption occurs when a police officer loses integrity in their professional actions and accepts benefits or rewards in exchange for violating their mandated responsibilities. Police criminality occurs when police officials engage in direct acts of crime, such as robbery or theft, whether they are on or off duty. By Peter Collins and Darren Balsom. » Read now

Blue Line, The Podcast: Public safety personnel and mental health with Dr. Jody Burnett

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder was joined by Dr. Jody Burnett to discuss her research on women in public safety and what mental health supports are out there for all public safety personnel. » Listen now


Organized car thieves met head on

To stem the increase in auto thefts, YRP spent 2021 targeting theft groups operating in Ontario and Quebec. These highly organized enterprises include spotters who identify vehicles for theft, the vehicle thieves themselves and transporters who either drive the cars or send them by rail to the Port of Montreal. Once the cars arrive at port, they are loaded onto ships and delivered to buyers overseas. By Duncan MacIntyre. » Read now


Preventing crime: Highlighting the Delta Police Department’s successful youth-focused programs

The role of a Canadian police officer encompasses a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities, and one task that is of vital importance is crime prevention. When looking at how crime rates can be lowered in a community, agencies look at the community’s youth and make plans for how children and teens can be kept away from taking a dark path. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now


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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2024

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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

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