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‘A transformational decision’: Alberta requiring body cameras for all police services

Public Safety Minister Mike Ellis says officers often respond to calls that are complex and make split-second decisions. He says that can raise concerns from the public about actions that have been taken and whether appropriate force was used. Ellis says the decision is transformational and would ensure all interactions with officers are objective in both large cities and smaller rural communities.


Man fatally stabbed another man, shot and injured 2 officers in standoff: police

A man at the centre of an armed standoff in London, Ont., is accused of fatally stabbing a man he knew before shooting and injuring two officers at an apartment building over the weekend, police said Monday. Police said the suspect didn’t have a licence to own a long gun recovered at an apartment unit where the standoff took place.


RCMP gifts musical ride horse to King Charles ahead of upcoming coronation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they will be gifting King Charles with a new horse, Noble, ahead of the monarch’s upcoming coronation in May. The RCMP says the King will be presented with the horse, which is also being given in recognition of the federal service’s 150th anniversary, at a ceremony.


Ontario cities, police forces ban TikTok on devices while others consider the move

Cities and police services across Ontario say they are following the federal government’s lead in banning TikTok from work and government-owned devices, while others consider such bans, as privacy watchdogs assess the video-sharing platform for threats.


Research team excavates old well rumoured to hold answers to 30 year old cold case

Thirty years after a teenager and his adoptive grandmother vanished from their home in Chitek Lake, researchers excavated a site near Leoville that was rumoured to hold the answers to the decades long unsolved disappearances.


 
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Do I know what is being said about me, and does it matter?

“The most important conversations ever held about us during our career are held when we are not in the room.” During our lives there are many times when the opinions of others impact important relationships, both personal and professional. By Irene Barath. » Read now
 
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Counterfeit currency: How the RCMP, law enforcement and the Bank of Canada combat fake money

Counterfeiting currency is not a new crime. In fact, people have been creating fake money going as far back as the fifth century. So why is this still happening in 2023? How can law enforcement and the banks keep this from happening? From creating new polymer bank notes, to launching projects and initiatives and working with municipal law enforcement agencies, the RCMP shares the details that you should know, so you can help stop this crime. By Brittani Schroeder and Michael Scott-Doornink. » Read now
 
 
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Blue Line, The Podcast: “Change is good, so give it a try” with Cst. Ryan Dlin

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder spoke with Dlin about the positive view he had of CPS before joining the team and how the vibrant city of Calgary offers something different for everyone. » Listen now

 
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Retrospective: Security · Police · Fire Career Expo 2023

On Thursday, March 9, experienced professionals from security, police, fire, and paramedic services gathered at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., to discover new and prospective talent for their industries at the 2023 Security · Police · Fire Career Expo. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

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Introduction to moral injury

First responders are exposed to intense human suffering and cruelty throughout the course of the job. This exposure could shake their core beliefs about humanity and lead to a variety of dysfunctional behaviours. Statistics indicate that one in three first responders struggle with operational stress injury and internal conflict (i.e., moral injury). By Bruce Lacillade. » Read now

 
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Canadian Police Ceremonial Training Course

Location: Aylmer, Ont.
Date: Apr. 24, 2023
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14th Annual Law of Policing Conference, Eastern Edition

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 3 - 4, 2023
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Police Religious Literacy Program

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 3 - 5, 2023
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2023

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 9, 2023
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