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One OPP officer dead, two others injured in shooting east of Ottawa: police

One officer is dead and two others were injured early Thursday morning after they were shot in a small village east of Ottawa, Ontario Provincial Police said. OPP officers responded shortly after 2 a.m. to a disturbance at a home in Bourget, Ont., where someone reported hearing a gunshot, OPP said.


Saskatchewan announces ICE expansion during national police week

In celebration of the week, Saskatchewan has announced an investment of $147,000 to enhance the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit across the province. ICE is an integrated policing unit charged with investigating and apprehending perpetrators of child sexual exploitation.


After first 100 days in office, Montreal police chief says gun crime trending down

Gun crime in Montreal is trending downward and progress is being made to diversify the city’s police force, Fady Dagher told reporters Monday in his assessment of his first 100 days as police chief.


Officer deaths make recruitment more challenging: police chiefs association

An association representing police chiefs in Ontario says it’s concerned that recent deaths of on-duty officers will make recruiting new officers more challenging. Joe Couto, the director of government relations with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, says the recent death of an Ontario Provincial Police officer is a shock to the entire policing community and a reminder of the risks officers face every day.


RCMP to begin field testing body cameras ahead of national rollout

The RCMP says it expects officers in three parts of the country to start field-testing body-worn cameras in the coming days. Members of the RCMP in Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Alberta will have audio and video from the cameras captured and uploaded onto a digital evidence management system.


 
 
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Direct people with reliable and intelligible equipment

When a circumstance arises when a message needs to be heard, reach for TOA horns and megaphones, it is the equipment Canadian trust. Either mounted or held in your hand, TOA horns and megaphones are the ideal piece of equipment used in situations where instructing large crowds is required. Install TOA horns inside or outside to reach long distance clearly. TOA megaphones include optional siren or whistle signal sound depending on the model. » Learn more
 
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Safety risks in electric vehicle crashes: Suggestions for law enforcement officers on the scene of a serious wreck

You are the first officer at the scene of a serious vehicle crash and you suspect one of the damaged vehicles is a hybrid or fully electric vehicle. There may be people still inside and bystanders milling about. What is the first thing you do? By Dave Brown. » Read now
 
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More than a rank: Through the eyes of an actor

What makes a good sergeant? Depending on the era from which your perception of policing is based—whether it be old school policing where members were filled with “piss and vinegar”, ready to “lay down the law”, or new age policing where a raised voice is considered an “assault on feelings”—our answers may drastically vary. By Jameel Ali. » Read now
 
 
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Pilot program helping to reduce demand on Calgary police officers

The pilot aims to support those facing mental health or addiction crises in non-emergency situations through a community-oriented response, thus reducing the need for a police response. The CMCR program is made possible through funding from The Community Safety Investment Framework, a collaborative effort to improve support for Calgarians experiencing crises and to create a more efficient calls-for-service system. » Learn more
 
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Blue Line, The Podcast: Strengthening city policing with technology

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder was joined by Sophie Laplante, an expert in surveillance solutions for cities and first responders, from Axis Communications. The conversation focuses on aspects of city policing that can be strengthened by technology and intelligent analytics. » Read More...

 
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Posturing and misconduct

The nature of policing includes, but is not limited to, being called to intervene in disputes that inherently put police officers in the midst of a clash. Managing disputes and understanding the relationship between conflict and misconduct is essential in assisting police organizations in their professionalism, keeping complaints down and maintaining public support. By Scott Easto. » Read now

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Limiting sleep disorders among police officers

Sleep problems affect the vast majority of police officers. In fact, nearly 60 per cent of police officers experience clinically significant insomnia, which is five times higher than the general population. By Blue Line Staff. » Read now

 
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