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Police chief, who faced calls to resign after refusing to search landfill, to retire

Winnipeg’s police chief is set to retire next year after serving in the role since 2016. Chief Danny Smyth told the police board he plans to retire on Sept. 3, 2024, after nearly four decades with the force, seven of those as chief.

No complaints with RCMP, government response to N.S. mass shooting recommendations

Linda Lee Oland said today her 16-member group heard updates this week from the federal and Nova Scotia governments and the RCMP on their work to implement the inquiry’s 130 recommendations. The chair of the progress monitoring committee didn’t offer details but said her group will publish a report on its website in January about the two days of meetings.

Safer streets for Edmonton through investments in EPS

Due to rising acts of violence, the government is taking direct action to keep Edmontonians safe. By investing in the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) to support their efforts to recruit, train and deploy 50 new officers, high-crime areas like transit centres and the downtown core will see increased police presence.

York Regional Police partnership, campaign aims to increase reporting of intimate partner violence

Access to Justice: Integrated Services for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence was launched at the York Regional Police (YRP) on Dec. 4 in conjunction with the York Region Centre for Community Safety (YRCCS) and 482 Collective. The campaign will see increased advertising, including bus ads and billboards, to encourage victims to “Recognize, Report and Prevent” intimate partner violence.

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Unveiling a tragic reality: An analysis of Canadian police officer murders from 1980 to 2022

The Canadian police community recently mourned the loss of Cst. Rick O’Brien on September 23, 2023, after he was murdered during a drug search in Coquitlam, B.C. A recent study of selected murders of Canadian police officers between Jan. 1980 and Dec. 2022 were evaluated by veteran officers and researchers for factors that contributed to their deaths. By Jim Van Allen, Rick Parent and Cathy Parent. » Read now

No reasonable expectation of privacy in motel guest’s name and number

Alberta’s top court has found that a guest at a motel did not have an objectively reasonable expectation of privacy when his name and phone number were provided to police, upon request, by the manager. By Mike Novakowski. » Read now
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Blue Line, The Podcast: Building strong foundations through training

A crucial part of any officer’s career is the extensive training they go through. In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder speaks with Insp. Nadine Wagner of the Calgary Police Service about training at CPS, and why the Chief Crowfoot Learning Centre is key to ensuring their officers are given the necessary skills before taking the next step in their careers. » Read More...


Organized car thieves met head on

To stem the increase in auto thefts, YRP spent 2021 targeting theft groups operating in Ontario and Quebec. These highly organized enterprises include spotters who identify vehicles for theft, the vehicle thieves themselves and transporters who either drive the cars or send them by rail to the Port of Montreal. Once the cars arrive at port, they are loaded onto ships and delivered to buyers overseas. By Duncan MacIntyre. » Read now


Substance use: A matter of trust

When asked to provide examples of traumatic police experiences, veteran police officer Andrew Leng from Hamilton, Ont., referred to his “rolodex of horrors.” Civilians recoil at the visceral nature of these images; we can’t imagine living through even one of these incidents. Yet for Leng, an officer since 1996, the hits just kept on coming. By Maureen Palmer. » Read now


BCACP/CACP Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Jan. 21 - 23, 2024
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Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police 2024 AWIP ON Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Feb. 13 - 16, 2024
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2024

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Mar. 26, 2024
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Mar. 27, 2024
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