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Judge in ruling says Indigenous police chiefs have strong human rights case against Canada

Three First Nations police services in Ontario have had their funding reinstated, albeit for just a year, after being abruptly cut off by the federal government.

Police governance association wants increased funding for body worn camera programs

Four resolutions were passed at the June annual general meeting (AGM) held by the Alberta Association of Police Governance (AAPG). The four resolutions passed are to increase funding for body-worn camera programs, a provincial mandate to collect race-based data, oversight systems review between ASIRT and ACPS, and bail reform to enhance community safety.

B.C. RCMP announce corruption, drug trafficking charges against former constable

The B.C. RCMP says a former probationary constable at the force’s Surrey detachment has been charged with multiple offences after a months-long corruption investigation. Mounties say the ex-constable faces 13 charges related to drug trafficking, breach of trust, theft, cannabis distribution and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Pride march in Sudbury scrapped due to concerns about police role

Fierte Sudbury Pride cancelled its march scheduled for Saturday as part of Pride Week following statements issued by Black Lives Matter Sudbury calling on the organization to “decentre” police within their programming.

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Better budgeting: Finding better and more efficient ways to do business

In our most recent cover story, Blue Line was able to speak with Chief Marc Roskamp of the St. Thomas Police Service and Chief Mike Callaghan of the Belleville Police Service to see what is costing their police services the most right now, and what can be done when looking at sustainable funding models for the future. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

Two generations of community service: Special Constable Ryan Moore joins father at U of T Campus Safety

Ryan Moore’s path to becoming a Special Constable at U of T Mississauga wasn’t easy. To stay motivated as he gained the necessary skills and experience through security jobs, workouts and volunteering, he’d often visualize receiving the badge. When that moment finally came in February, he says it was even better than he imagined. By Megan Easton. » Read now
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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. » Listen now


The future of policing technology

Police today need all available tools in order to keep their communities safe. Technology has advanced to meet this need. One type of software allows officers to track and “predict” where and which crimes are most common in their region, which allows them to patrol those areas much more effectively. By Hilary Rodela. » Read now


Policing as a career choice

Years ago, policing was a career people entered as a cadet around age 18. They’d graduate and soon begin serving as an officer, retiring around the age of 50. A 30-year commitment was expected. Officers were put through the rigours of basic training and were then assigned to a coach officer for a few weeks, depending on the policing organization. They’d then begin serving the community whenever the organization deemed appropriate. By Michelle Vincent. » Read now


2023 World Police & Fire Games

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: July 28 - Aug. 6, 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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26th Annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Sep. 19 - 21, 2023
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