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Overhaul of Ontario police law set to take effect 5 years after act passed

An overhaul of Ontario’s 34-year-old law governing policing in the province is set to take effect next month, with its rules and regulations covering everything from oversight to discipline to more easily allowing the suspension of officers without pay.

Alberta introduces bill to create new police force, but says won’t force out RCMP

The Alberta government has introduced legislation to elevate its sheriff service department into a new stand-alone police force. It was part of a twofold announcement by Public Safety Minister Mike Ellis, who says Alberta is also bringing in electronic ankle-bracelet monitoring.

Nova Scotia comprehensive policing review update

“Police officers work in every corner of Nova Scotia, keeping our communities safe. This comprehensive review of policing will help ensure our policing services are structured in a way that is efficient, effective and provide the best service to our communities,” said Minister Brad Johns.

Grande Prairie Police Service embarks on historic recruitment drive

The Grande Prairie Police Service (GPPS) has started inviting both experienced police officers and new recruits to join the ranks of Alberta’s newest municipal police service. The experienced police officer class is set to kick off this spring, targeting individuals with a minimum of 18 months’ experience as sworn police officers in Canada.

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The Canadian Police Knowledge Network is celebrating 20 years

In 2004, after a rising need for a national hub for police training, CPKN was created and launched four online courses. 20 years later, CPKN serves police services across Canada with over 150 courses, development and support services, and a secure learning platform, created and customized by police.

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From sheriff to shepherd: A new path for dealing with young offenders

Not very long ago, I was putting together a course for police officers. The idea was to put some training together on how to deal with young people. Even speaking about them as young persons and not young offenders was shocking, even though it was legislated in the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) in 2002. By Mike Norman. » Read now

Dispatches: January/February 2024

Check out the latest list of recently promoted or retiring individuals in the Canadian law enforcement industry. » 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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Fallen first responders: How the Canada 911 Ride Foundation honours those we’ve lost

Jim Adamson was a police officer with the Toronto Police Service for 36 years. Over the course of his career, he saw many incidents that “most people should never see”. Within two years of beginning his policing career, he knew he wanted to find a way to give back to Canadian communities because he saw it as an honour to serve them. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now


Police post traumatic stress injuries: Understanding potential causes and treatments

Police officers are often the first on the scene to respond to events that involve highly stressful and sometimes dangerous situations. These duties place them at an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). By Iris Torchalla. » Read now


CFSEU-BC & CACP Gangs + Organized Crime Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Mar. 25 - 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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2024 Canadian Hazmat & CBRNE Summit

Location: Kitchener, Ont.
Date: Apr. 8 - 10, 2024
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Canadian Police Ceremonial Training Course 2024

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: April 22 - 25, 2024
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