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A critical core network device failed during the night, preventing Canada-wide access to the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database and some other systems.According to published reports, the outage occurred at around midnight and lasted 12 hours. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-computer-offline-network-1.3942846
After a meeting between Black Lives Matter Toronto representatives and Pride Toronto organisers, a policy change was made that excludes direct police participation in future Pride Parades in Toronto. This follows last year's highjacking of the parade by Black Live Matter, who demanded that parade organisers agree to their list of demands, which included this ban on police participation in furture parades.http://www.torontosun.com/2017/01/17/vote-bans-cops-from-taking-part-in-pride-parade
“Halifax Regional Police along with various other agencies across Canada are partnering with Public Safety Canada to test two roadside devices to detect the presence of any illegal substance,” Halifax Const. Fraser said.http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/read-your-saliva-halifax-police-rolling-out-roadside-drug-testing-pilot-project-1.3245437
Internal reports detail critical IT failures at the RCMP. Poor services and mistakes at Shared Services Canada are causing issues that jeopardize police work and the safety of officers and the public."We cannot continue to operate like this," Lois Karr, manager of the operational communications centre for the RCMP in B.C., wrote in February 2016.http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-shared-services-canada-woes-1.3939775
RCMP Insp. Teddy Munro said he can't imagine the heartache and loss felt by everyone affected. At the same time, he said the officer's actions likely prevented further bloodshed. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/rcmp-la-loche-shooter-surrender-1.3938172
Manitoba Public Insurance will be removing addresses from the ownership documents of non-commercial vehicle registration cards in the interest of protecting the privacy and security of Manitobans. The move is supported by the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police because police all have electronic access to that data through a number of ways.http://www.mysteinbach.ca/news/824/vehicle-owner-addresses-to-be-removed-from-registration-cards/
A black RCMP officer in Halifax is defending the controversial 'street checks' as a key part of solving some crimes despite calls to end the controversial practice.'I know the value in it because I lived it when I was working on the street'http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/african-nova-scotian-street-checks-police-crime-rcmp-1.3937437 
The Barrie Police Service has been in existence since 1853 and enjoys the distinction of being the second oldest active police service in the province of Ontario.
A Federal Court judge has agreed that two lawsuits over sexual-harassment complaints against the police force can proceed as a class action.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/womens-sex-harassment-suit-against-rcmp-certified-as-class-action/article33632680/
Next week, the Ottawa Police Service will overhaul how it deploys hundreds of front-line officers — some two thirds of the force.Supt. Ford said the 800 officers who do front-line work are being brought together under one front-line department.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-police-patrol-overhaul-1.3934519 
Just last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested that new police recruit candidates with minor drug and criminal offenses be considered to become Chicago Police officers, in an effort to attract minorities. Rham Emanuel — alongside three powerful Chicago politicians — are raising the issue of lowering standards in response to recommendations made in the Obama administration’s Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement report, released by the U.S. Department of Justice Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in October of this year.https://www.policeone.com/police-jobs-and-careers/articles/249464006-Police-hiring-standards-Raise-them-or-lower-them/
I don’t know what trouble brought a police car to a house on my block in Montreal this week, but something was definitely wrong with the cruiser. It had a big red sticker on it, in the middle of the hood. It was one of thousands of protest stickers that, according to an arbitration panel ruling earlier this week, Montreal police must remove from their cars and division offices.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/uniform-protest-could-cost-montreal-police-public-respect/article33623987/
Eight Delta police vehicles have been equipped with GPS dart technology that allows officers to attach a tracking projectile onto a suspect vehicle that fails to stop.According to spokeswoman Sharlene Brooks, more than 70 vehicles tried to evade police in the Vancouver suburb last year.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/delta-police-gps-darts-1.3933242
Provincial police in southwestern Ontario say they're implementing a strategy to support people being victimized through human traffickingThe OPP say they believe human trafficking is a vastly underreported crime and the victims are coerced into sexual exploitation or forced labour.They say the most vulnerable targets for human traffickers are young women, at-risk youth, youth in care, migrant workers, indigenous people, and people with addiction and mental health issues.http://windsor.ctvnews.ca/opp-have-new-initiative-to-combat-human-trafficking-1.3241305
Canadian analysis warns only the "tip of the iceberg" may be known about UN peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse and exploitation.OTTAWA—The United Nations is grappling with “glaring gaps” in accountability for peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing people they’ve been sent to protect, internal Canadian government documents suggest.The documents show the UN is facing serious hurdles in holding their own peacekeepers to account, including “turf wars” over jurisdiction and “weak (or) non-existent” judicial systems in host countries.https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/01/14/un-peacekeeping-has-glaring-accountability-gaps-documents-show.html
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