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Peel Regional Police is thinking differently about crime patterns related to specific industries in an effort to reduce incidents of crime, one program being the Clear Zone Robbery Prevention Program.
If the image to your left seems familiar, you may already know about the “Share It. Don’t Wear It” awareness campaign aimed at first responders in British Columbia. These particular images and words were chosen to represent the mental-health challenges law-enforcement officers and dispatchers face in their day-to-day work.
DNA is often considered the most reliable form of forensic evidence, and this reputation is based on the way DNA experts use statistics. When they compare the DNA left at a crime scene with the DNA of a suspect, experts generate statistics that describe how closely those DNA samples match. A jury can then take those match statistics into account when deciding guilt or innocence.
Earlier this year, Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC) hired 15 individuals to join the Community Safety Unit (CSU) as special constables. These recruits joined a team with members from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. An integral part of onboarding the new recruits is pairing them with a coach officer: a special constable with experience working in the field who understands the dynamics of different communities.
Boots on the Ground (BOTG) is a non-profit organization, operated by a dedicated team of current and former first responders. It is slated to officially launch this fall and currently boasts a group of over 60 volunteers. The peer-to-peer support model is completely confidential, offering an opportunity for first responders seeking help to meet face-to-face and talk with fellow first responders.
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.
When Velvet Steele, a well-known transgender and human rights activist, first met Vancouver Police Const. Dale Quiring, she was cautious.
When addressing police /private sector partnerships, one must always assess the battlefield in which they are engaging the enemy as the context, battleground and rules of war are constantly changing.  
A new award has been born at Blue Line, which will be making its debut at Blue Line Expo 2018.
The history about Inuit special constables with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has never been published before. After learning about two family members who held such roles, I am on a mission to rectify this and take a closer look at our collective family of Inuit special constables — specifically those from Nunavut.
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