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Alberta no longer pursuing plan to dump RCMP for provincial police force

The Alberta government is no longer formally pursuing its plan to dump the RCMP in favour of a new provincial police force. However, Justice Minister Mickey Amery said Tuesday the idea is not dead and his department will continue to consult with Albertans on where they want to go with policing.

More firepower will keep ‘bad guys’ at bay: Austin

A plan to outfit most of New Brunswick’s peace officers with rifles, Tasers and body cameras sounds like the creation of a provincial police force “on the cheap,” says a criminologist.

$4 million budget set for Grande Prairie Police Service

City council approved the Grande Prairie Police Service (GPPS) $3,975,450 budget at Monday’s council meeting. The budget will fund the police transition team, police commission, and police service until the end of 2023 and also provide funds for capital purchases that will support the police service in upcoming years.

RCMP extends body worn camera field testing in Iqaluit

The RCMP will continue to field test body-worn cameras in Iqaluit ahead of a planned Nunavut-wide roll out of the devices. Field testing began in the city in early May, and was extended in mid-July, according to RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Pauline Melanson, who could not provide a firm date for the end of the testing period.

Former Blue Jay Dalton Pompey becomes officer with Hamilton police

Trading his Toronto Blue Jays jersey for a police uniform wasn’t always the plan for Dalton Pompey. But now that he’s an officer with Hamilton police, he’s sure it was the right move.

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A comprehensive approach to wellness: How York Regional Police serves their community by serving their members

The physical and mental trauma that first responders and support staff can experience on the job can be obvious or invisible, a one-time event or a lingering affliction. It can manifest in unexpected physical or emotional symptoms that affect every facet of that individual’s life. Attempts to ignore the issue often only makes things worse and the reluctance felt by some to seek help can lead to a crippling stasis – where nothing improves and the situation seems hopeless. By Kathleen Griffin. » Read now

A good life lived after gangs and drugs: Thunder Bay Police introduce innovative Dear Self project to community’s youth

In Thunder Bay, residents live a uniquely Northwestern Ontario life. They are eight hours away from Sault Ste. Marie and eight hours from Winnipeg. There are a few surrounding small towns and multiple Indigenous communities with many that can only be accessed by air or a lengthy drive. Thunder Bay acts as a service hub for health, education, and everything in between for all of these communities. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

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. » Read More...


Making better nutritional choices

How many of us have put on extra pounds since recruit classes? I sure did. I exercised and made “healthy” food choices, yet I often felt tired, irritable, always craved sugar, and put 50 pounds on by year seven. Of course, proper nutrition and sleep are the foundation of health, but if this resonates with you, we also need to look at chronically high cortisol hormone and insulin resistance as contributing factors and better understand how they affect police officers; especially when these issues can lead to obesity, heart disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes, just to name a few. By Derek Thistle. » Read now


Designing and delivering successful citizen engagement programs

Too often we think about citizen engagement as a means to ensure that whatever we propose or plan on proposing has some level of acceptance. This is a somewhat political perspective. It is a form of risk management intended to minimize potential fallout. After all, if you can determine how various stakeholders will react, you can take remedial action and avoid any subsequent unpleasantness. By Jack Novack. » Read now


118th CACP Annual Summit

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Aug. 20 - 22, 2023
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Axon Innovate Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Sep. 14, 2023
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The Safety of Our Cities Conference

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: Sep. 18 - 20, 2023
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