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Municipal police chief casts doubt on effectiveness of B.C. drug decriminalization

The chief of a municipal police force in Metro Vancouver has issued an open letter criticizing British Columbia’s drug decriminalization policies as ineffective in the face of the ongoing overdose crisis.

Grande Prairie hires first police chief

The Grande Prairie Police Service has found its new police chief after city council ratified the police commission’s decision to hire Dwayne Lakusta for the role at Monday’s regular council meeting on July 10.

Supports expanding for people in mental-health, substance-use crisis

To help people in crisis and to free up police resources to focus on crime, the province is expanding Mobile Integrated Crisis Response (MICR) Teams (also known as Car programs) to Abbotsford, Port Coquitlam/Coquitlam, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Penticton, Vernon, Squamish, Prince Rupert and the Westshore.

Saskatchewan government releases recommendations from review of Prince Albert police

A special inquiry into Prince Albert police that took place amid ongoing concerns from Indigenous leaders recommends the Saskatchewan force complete a comprehensive policy review and develop a code of conduct when it comes to disciplining officers.

Canadian police, emergency agencies consider adopting Meta’s Threads

As tens of millions of people begin using Threads, Meta’s rival to Twitter, police and emergency response agencies across Canada are considering embracing the new text-based app.

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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. “It may sound hokey, but I sincerely mean that if I could go out and make a difference in somebody’s life, I thought I’d done a good job,” he says. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

Police post traumatic stress injuries

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 posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD – for first responders, it’s often conceptualized as traumatic stress injury – is a mental health condition that some people develop after being exposed to a traumatic event. By Iris Torchalla. » Read now

Blue Line, The Podcast: The invisible enemy with Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alvarez

Mental health is a major topic in the first responders community, and having access to mental health supports and resources is of the utmost importance. In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder sat down with Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alvarez of CopLine to talk about mental health, the stigma officers face, research being done into concussions and their effects, and why a confidential hotline is important for the first responder industry. » Read More...


Leveraging data to improve officer wellness and community safety

The phrase ‘data is the new gold’ is based on the fact business leaders around the world understand that corralling the vast amounts of data generated in today’s tech world is key to their success and evolution. This is no different for law enforcement agencies. Police executives know that leveraging the ever-growing volume of data creates efficiencies and can streamline operations, which in turn, provides better service to their communities. By Greg Stanisci. » Read now


Victim-friendly approaches in sexual crime investigations

Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in Canada. According to the 2014 General Social Survey results, sexual assault accounted for 10 per cent of all violent self-reported incidents, however, the majority (83 per cent) of sexual assault cases were not reported to police. By Davut Akca. » Read now


2023 World Police & Fire Games

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: July 28, 2023
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118th CACP Annual Summit

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Aug. 20 - 22, 2023
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The Safety of Our Cities Conference

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: Sep. 18 - 20, 2023
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