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Quebec coroner says more diligent police search could have saved life of Cree teen

A 16-year-old Cree girl might still be alive had police spent more than 10 minutes looking for her after she had fallen into a ditch, a Quebec coroner has found. Neebin Icebound died of hypothermia Oct. 9, 2022, in the Cree community of Waswanipi, about 490 kilometres northwest of Quebec City.

B.C. premier says spat over Surrey police force ‘no longer up for discussion’

British Columbia Premier David Eby says a court challenge by the City of Surrey over being forced to continue the transition to a municipal police service “will not be successful.”

Ontario policing partners announce Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have announced the creation of a Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force (PCJTF), aimed at addressing the rising incidents of violence related to auto crimes in the community. Whether it be a carjacking, a home invasion, an assault, or other form of intimidation, the level of violence being used in the commission of these offences represents a new and evolving threat to public safety.

Former Mountie acknowledges tension between intelligence units within RCMP

A former senior Mountie acknowledges there were tensions from time to time between an intelligence unit he led and one run by Cameron Jay Ortis, who is charged with breaching Canada’s secrets law.

Retired police officer to chair Carleton North, Hartland police review committee

The District of Carleton North and the town of Hartland recruited a retired police officer with more than three decades of policing experience to help chart the future of policing in central and northern Carleton County.

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New Orleans embarks on safe city project with Axis

When New Orleans announced its Citywide Public Safety Project, city officials planned for video cameras to play a key role in helping its police department prevent, detect and investigate crimes. They proposed the solution that would coordinate 911 dispatch center calls with video cameras in the vicinity of incidents and transmit real-time information to responders. With the help of Axis open-platform cameras, the Crime Center has proven to be a real force multiplier, helping law enforcement monitor the size of crowds, track motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic, as well as highlight incidents occurring along parade routes. » Read the full story

Moral injury: The lesser-known risk to law enforcement

Law enforcement personnel are often hailed as heroes who put their lives on the line to serve and protect. The truth is, they also put their emotional and psychological health at risk. Without question, working in law enforcement is demanding on various levels and can take a significant toll, and a substantial risk faced by members is moral injury. By Isabelle Sauvé. » Read now

Disappearance of Nanaimo woman remains unsolved [RCMP]

June 29, 2002, was the beginning of another warm, long summer that boasted sunset views with rays that cascaded along the coastal shores. The city was bustling and social activities were plentiful. Lisa Marie Young, 21 years of age at the time, was preparing for a night out. Check out the latest Out of the Cold column by Stephen Metelsky. » Read now
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Blue Line, The Podcast: The invisible enemy with Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alvarez

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...


Q&A: Hamilton Police Service Superintendent Treena MacSween

Blue Line's editor, Brittani Schroeder, had the opportunity to speak with Supt. Treena MacSween of the Hamilton Police Service to discuss the challenges she has faced - and still faces - in her career, and her mission of gender diversity and attracting more women to law enforcement. » Read now


Challenges women face in law enforcement

We know that the police culture is deeply rooted in paramilitary leadership, and continues to be bound by traditional leadership models. These models focus on strong authoritative leaders, leaders as individuals, leaders that appreciate power and position and are inclined to feel safe in finding common characteristics amongst one another. Those characteristics, predominantly held by male officers, set the stage for the challenges that women have continued to face in law enforcement. By Monique Rollin. » Read now


Security Police Fire Career Expo West

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: Oct. 24, 2023
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DEMCON – The Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Oct. 24 - 25, 2023
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16th Annual Chief’s Gala

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Nov. 16, 2023
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Anti-Corruption Symposium Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: Nov. 20 - 21, 2023
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