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Toronto’s police services board is calling for more security cameras and new audio technology to be installed in parts of the city to help curb gun violence.
TORONTO — A second exploration of a site where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is accused of burying the bodies of numerous men yielded human remains on nearly every day of a nine-day search, Toronto police said Tuesday.
Calgary’s police chief is leaving his post with a few regrets and mixed emotions after more than three decades with the force.
TORONTO — A Toronto police officer has been suspended after allegedly leaking information about a “potential risk” in the Greater Toronto Area that was investigated last week, authorities said Tuesday.
VANCOUVER — A one-stop centre for people struggling with both mental health and drug addictions has opened at a Vancouver hospital, creating what the B.C. government says is a first-of-its-kind facility in Canada.
NANAIMO, B.C. — As many as 300 Hells Angels club members and other outlaw motorcycle gang members are expected to descend on Vancouver Island this weekend.
Fires and explosions occurring at marijuana butane honey oil extraction (BHO) operations have increased significantly over the past several years, according to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) in Ontario.
“That is a very professional arrest.”
Statistics Canada has found the number of apparent opioid deaths in Canada in the first nine months of last year almost matched the figure for all of 2016.
Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have become increasingly common and sophisticated. More and more, UGVs can be seen patrolling facility perimeters while transmitting data and video surveillance footage to their human counterparts.
It wasn’t long ago that technologies depicted in sci-fi films and futuristic TV shows seemed farfetched and out of this world. Iconic scenes, such as the Star Trek crew using ‘personal access data devices’ (today commonly known as tablets) and USA Today’s media drone filming Griff Tannen’s arrest in Back to the Future II, seemed unbelievable at the time and stood out for their daring creativity. Today, thanks to recent technological advances, many of the fantastical technological visions of the past are becoming reality.
Aeryon Labs Inc. says it is trusted by military, public safety and energy customers around the world for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and end-to-end solutions that deliver life and resource saving, actionable aerial intelligence. Headquartered in Waterloo Ont., Aeryon’s industrial-grade, field-proven sUAS solutions are used across a wide range of applications.
Const. Jean Juneau with the RCMP Cornwall detachment received the Professional Road Safety Award from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on June 12, 2018, after being nominated by members of various community groups such as the "Comité d'action régional pour la sécurité" (CARS) for his “dynamic and unique” approach to addressing the dangers of driving distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Calgary Police Service is honouring the memory of Const. Sarah Onofrychuk, who was an active member when she passed away this past spring from a stroke at the age of 36.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is honouring the memory of Ruby Tobin, who was an RNC employee for 27 years and passed away earlier this year after a courageous battle with cancer.
The Kiwanis Club of Edmonton - Oil Capital has named Edmonton Police Const. Michael Zacharuk as their Top Cop for 2017.
Sgt. Dave Rektor is retiring from the OPP’s west region.
Insp. Penny Hart of Halifax Regional Police (HRP) announced her retirement after a 30-year career in law enforcement.

Q&A

Colin MacLeod spent over 20 years in the RCMP as a pilot, flying fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters on nail-biting missions through Newfoundland snow, the peaks and saddles of the Rocky Mountains and beyond. Also a former Edmonton Police officer, MacLeod shares his stories from the cockpit at a time when policing by air was still quite the novelty.
The Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) Security Assessment Unit (SAU) began organizing the Policing Security Network (PSN) by partnering with several other police services for more collaboration on physical security threats. SAU’s Patrick Ogilvie, a security consultant, and OPP Sgt. Laura Meyers, along with OPP section manager and Acting Insp. Rob Fournier, share more on why this group is so ground breaking.
Chief Julia Cecchetto began her role as head of Kentville Police Service last October, after 27 years with Halifax Regional Police. As the first female police chief in all of Nova Scotia, she shares what it’s like to carry that torch.
When you ask a police service what they want in a patrol car, they don’t even hesitate, says OPP officer Mike Bennett. But when it comes to off-highway vehicles, it’s another story. That’s where Bennett and his company Terra Tech Off Road come in, and his latest reveal — a beefed up side-by-side called the Guardian — shows law enforcement agencies all the different types of product they can get to suit their off-road needs.
On April 19, 2016, an Ottawa police officer was injured during an altercation on the job. Exactly one year later, Const. Michael McNaught found himself on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Today, he’s back with Ottawa Police Service — while still managing his marketplace business, RVezy. He shares how entrepreneurship helped in his recovery and complements his policing, too.
Twenty years ago the Innisfil Police Service and Bradford West Gwillimbury Police amalgamated as the South Simcoe Police. Chief Andrew Fletcher — who started his law enforcement career at Halton Regional Police — shares his thoughts on community mobilization and handling lean budgets.
The first IPA (International Police Association) Games were held recently in Lisbon, Portugal, with one group of Canadians participating.
The founder of the internationally known Crime Stoppers program made a stop in at the 2018 Canadian Crime Stoppers Association’s first National Conference in Hamilton, Ont. on Saturday, June 2, to discuss how the program began, its evolutions and what is currently needed for its co-ordinators.
Toronto Police Service (TPS) and Humber College joined together on May 10, 2018, to release the results of the Neighbourhood Policing Program (NPP) research project, revealing that relationship building between the police and the community is truly working.
Blue Line attended the Toronto Crime Stoppers Chief of Police Dinner, honouring Chief Mark Saunders, earlier this week.
On May 3, Blue Line hosted its annual Blue Line Expo, Canada’s premier event for the law enforcement community, at the International Centre in Mississauga.
There were jokes, fidget spinners and plenty of options presented as career avenues to the curious student body at the 15th annual justice career fair, hosted in partnership by the Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE) and the University of Guelph-Humber, in north Toronto last week.

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