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Police chief has ‘people centric, values based’ approach

Twenty years after joining the Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS), Cheryl Gervais has reached a new level in her policing career: Chief of Police. “At no time growing up as an Indigenous girl did I think that I would be here,” she said Friday from her Kenora office.

The Government of Yukon and Yukon RCMP highlight the one-year success of the Mobile Crisis Response Team

This initiative was developed in response to the need for specialized mental health crisis intervention and now forms a part of the government’s response to the Substance Use Health Emergency. Car 867 pairs police officers with mental health nurses to offer immediate, specialized care to those in distress.

Toronto police increase size of hate crime unit amid rise in reports of hate

The force says there has been a noted increase in hate crime reports since Oct. 7, when the Israel-Hamas war began, with the largest increase seen in reports of hate-motivated graffiti.

Halifax municipality launches Voluntary Vulnerable Persons Registry

The VVPR provides essential information to first responders and Emergency Management staff and volunteers to help prioritize responses to residents’ needs in situations, such as sustained power outages or severe storms.

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Leading the way: Dwayne Lakusta’s approach to building a police service

Just before Dwayne Lakusta received his official offer from a police service, he was training to join the local fire department. When he was faced with the choice of being a police officer or a firefighter, there was no doubt in his mind—he wanted to be an officer. Wherever he ended up, it was clear that Lakusta had a passion for helping people. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

Proprietorship: “I love you; I own you; don’t shame me”

Without delving deeply into evolutionary psychology or medieval history, I would like to present a profile of an individual we typically see during the investigation of Intimate–Partner Violence (IPV) and Honour-based Violence (HBV). So called “honour killings” are often not motivated by religion but are ego driven and are related to control and ownership of another person(s). By Matthew H. Logan. » Read now
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#ReportHate campaign launches in Calgary

One in three Albertans has experienced hate. The Calgary Police Service (CPS) heard from the community that hate crimes and incidents often go unreported, leaving Calgarians feeling unsafe in their city. Report Hate aims to bring awareness to hate crimes and incidents, their impact, and how to report them. Supported by the community and led by the CPS Hate Crime Prevention Team, #ReportHate is a campaign the Service hopes will continue to build trust and encourage reporting of hate-related incidents. » Learn more

Blue Line, The Podcast: Bail reform

Earlier this year, the calls for bail reform were being made by both police leadership and province Premiers across Canada. Chief Mark Neufeld of the Calgary Police Service was among them, and has spoken up on this issue many times, hoping change will soon be made. In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder speaks with Chief Neufeld on this important topic, and what our next steps as a country might be in order to keep our communities safe. » Read More...

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Strengthening relationships with a diverse community

Anik Dennie didn’t always know she wanted to be a police officer. In fact, when she left high school, she followed the path of academia, first earning her bachelor’s degree in health promotion, then her master’s in human kinetics, where she learned a lot about the preventative aspects of health. Read more to learn about Cst. Dennie's journey and why she was selected as Blue Line's 2023 Rookie of the Year. » Read now


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 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


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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BCACP/CACP Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Jan. 21 - 23, 2023
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2024

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Mar. 26, 2024
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