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Vancouver police deploy body worn cameras to 85 officers in pilot project

Deputy Chief Howard Chow announced 85 officers in the traffic section, and those who work in the downtown core and in east Vancouver will begin patrolling with chest-mounted cameras.

RCMP launches Race-Based Data Collection pilot project

Addressing systemic racism and discrimination is an organizational priority for the RCMP. After two years of extensive consultations in communities across Canada, the RCMP’s Race-Based Data Collection (RBDC) Initiative will be piloted in select detachments across the country starting this month.

Alleged killer in 1982 cold case identified using DNA testing: Toronto police

Police say if William Taylor was still alive, he would be facing a first-degree murder charge in the 1982 death of Kevin McBride. Police say homicide cold case investigators revisited the case in 2016 with the primary focus of retesting exhibits and items from the original investigation.

Former chief becomes interim leader of police in Timmins

Effective Jan. 8, former Timmins police chief Denis Lavoie will become acting chief of police during the search for a full-time replacement. Lavoie temporarily replaces Dan Foy, who suddenly resigned in November after less than two years on the job.

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

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

Q&A: Chris Taylor

Recently, editor Brittani Schroeder spoke with Chris Taylor, the ATF Attaché in Canada, about the role of the ATF in Canada, training for law enforcement and the new firearms tracing centre in Quebec. » Read now
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Blue Line, The Podcast: A dive into mental health research

Mental health is a topic Blue Line, The Podcast has looked at before, and as much talk as there has been in law enforcement about removing the stigma of seeking help, it still exists. In this episode, editor Brittani Schroeder is joined by Chief Mental Health Officer Derek Sienko to talk about the mental health challenges faced by police officers, and where the change might need to come from. » Read More...


Rethinking police control tactics

Now more than ever, public attention is being drawn to police use of force. High profile instances of officers using force have plagued our society, escalating tension and distrust between the public and law enforcement. By Bryan Nykon. » Read now


Q&A: Rylan Simpson

Most public observations of police occur when officers are in their vehicles. Rylan Simpson wanted to understand when the public sees a police vehicle, what kinds of thoughts do they have about that vehicle and the occupying officer? By Brittani Schroeder. » 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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