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Grande Prairie, Alta., votes to replace RCMP with municipal police service

Grande Prairie Mayor Jackie Clayton said council believes a municipal police service would better serve the city of about 67,000 people and “create a more locally responsive policing solution with local oversight, addressing local needs.”


Police uncover large human trafficking ring in the GTA

A human trafficking ring that lured Mexican nationals to Canada with promises of a better life has been dismantled by police in an investigation dubbed “Project Norte.”


Trudeau says appointing Indigenous RCMP commissioner is an ‘excellent idea’

He made the comment in response to questions from reporters in Winnipeg about a call from some First Nations leadership for the government to ensure the next top Mountie is Indigenous. RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki is set to retire from her post this month, slightly before the end of her five-year term.


‘We want to give the power back to the victim and survivor’

On Monday, Greater Sudbury Police Services hosted the Power of Believing – Sexual Assault Awareness Conference, which brought together members of the service and local organizations to discuss how sexual assault is – and should be – investigated in Sudbury.


Nunavik police don’t ‘systematically’ detain people for intoxication: deputy chief

Nunavik Police Service tries to avoid detaining people who are publicly intoxicated, says its deputy chief of operations. Jean-Francois Morin’s comments, made March 3, came in light of a Quebec prosecutor’s decision to not charge officers in connection with a woman’s death in a Puvirnituq jail cell on Sept. 30.


 
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COVID-19 and sextortion: An epidemic within a pandemic

A short bout of online exchanges between strangers can be enough to be life changing for victims of the most contemporary pandemic: sextortion. Largely affecting youth under the age of 18, sextortion is a form of blackmail which takes place mainly online through various platforms. It is a particularly insidious form of abuse, preying upon vulnerable and unsuspecting individuals. It’s predominantly perpetrated remotely, which creates challenges for law enforcement to investigate and even more to prosecute. By Isabelle Sauvé. » Read now
 
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Q&A: Tom Comeau, Toronto Police Service

Recently, Blue Line's editor spoke with Detective Tom Comeau of the Toronto Police Service, about how he plans to summit two mountains in Nepal in support of first responder mental health. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now
 
 
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Blue Line, The Podcast: In conversation with OSCA President Sarah Kennedy

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder was joined by OSCA President Sarah Kennedy to talk about the changes the OSCA is advocating for in the new CSPA, and about the challenges special constables face while on duty. » Listen now

 
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Challenges women face in law enforcement

In the public safety world, diversity, equity and inclusion plans have become commonplace, but have we examined whether they actually model change in philosophy and behaviour? Studies have shown that women in leadership positively influence policy and culture to result in better outcomes for community and public safety as a whole. Yet, despite these benefits, women remain heavily under-represented in policing leadership and still face biases that prevent them from advancing their careers. By Monique Rollin. » Read now

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Planning police operations: Lessons from the military

The military and police share a lot in common. A look at their uniforms, symbols and customs tells us that much. In places like Afghanistan, Mexico and the United States, the police even wage wars on things like terror, organized crime and human trafficking. But those who have worn both uniforms know that there are some significant differences between the training, education and professional development of the two. By Matthew Wood and Ryerson Maybee. » Read now

 
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Security, Police & Fire Career Expo

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Mar. 9, 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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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2023

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