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What propels criminals to provide sensitive information to police under the guise of being a confidential human source?  
For several years, Det. Anisha Parhar worked in covert intelligence in British Columbia where she heard many haunting things, but it was the conversations of gang member’s wives and girlfriends that served as a catalyst for a new endeavor she and fellow Det. Sandy Avelar are piloting this fall.
As the police organization for one of Canada’s fastest growing multicultural cities, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) had an interesting recruitment challenge on their hands. Recruiters felt that good candidates were failing their applications due to small problems that could be easily solved with a bit of mentoring – problems such as a lack of confidence, or discomfort with the demanding academy expectations that often go hand-in-hand with police training.
It might seem like a smooth sailing job with plenty of sunshine and splashing around, but a day in the life of a marine unit police officer is just as demanding as those patrolling the highways — it’s simply a different dynamic, as we found out during our wet ride-along with Barrie Police Service’s marine team.
Earlier this year, 12,000 fentanyl pills in B.C.’s Fraser Valley were taken off the street thanks to a newly trained nose for narcotics. The credit goes to RCMP police dog Doodz, who found the drugs in a car pulled over for speeding — the first dog in Canada to detect fentanyl after updated training in the spring, according to police.
There is a saying that goes, “medicine is the only victor in war.”
OPP Sergeant Mark Radke is about to enter a new phase of life: retirement.
Best practices in science seek to eliminate any form of bias in the processing of data, so by creating an environment of pure evidence-gathering and assessment, it actually augments the value of the data collected.
Montréal is a city of culture and entertainment — always taking pride in its history, and its ability to keep up with the modern times.

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