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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is currently testing a new extended range impact weapon (ERIW) in a pilot across all provinces with the exception of Quebec from now until May 2019.
OTTAWA — Federal prison guards and other front-line correctional workers will not be allowed to use cannabis in the 24-hour period before reporting to work.
Montreal police will be allowed to smoke cannabis during their time off as long as they show up to work “fit for duty,” according to the city’s new marijuana policy, which is one of the most lenient in the province.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Friday, Oct. 12, said there has been a cyber breach of Defence Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.
An officer with the Vancouver Police Department was sent to hospital Tuesday night with significant injuries after he was assaulted during a routine traffic stop in downtown Vancouver. Three suspects are in custody.
A correctional officer has died in the line of duty in Saskatchewan.
OPP Association (OPPA) president Rob Jamieson joined Premier Doug Ford, Michael Tibollo, the minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Jim Wilson, the minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade to offer support for the government’s plan to replace Ontario’s aging Public Safety Radio Network (PSRN).
OTTAWA — Some police forces are implementing nonsensical and downright offensive policies that prohibit or severely limit off-duty cannabis use, says a national association that represents front-line officers.
FREDERICTON — It took Mike Richard more than two decades to realize how deeply he was affected by his work on a devastating case that rocked the city of Fredericton.
OTTAWA — A fresh look at Canada’s ability to defend against possible online threats to the next national election will among a new federal cybersecurity centre’s first tasks.
TORONTO — Canada’s supply of legal cannabis at current production levels will meet just 30 to 60 per cent of total demand, according to a new analysis from a think-tank.
TORONTO — Canadian companies tend to be overconfident or unprepared to protect sensitive information from data breaches — mostly because they have an incomplete or inadequate picture about the evolving challenges they face, according to cybersecurity experts.
OTTAWA — Days before recreational cannabis use becomes legal in Canada, federal officials acknowledge many details of the new regime have yet to be worked out, including how police will grapple with procedures for laying drug-impaired driving charges.
Vigilant Solutions, an AI and data analytics company that provides technology to public safety, announced it has entered the body worn camera market by acquiring Edesix Ltd, a global provider of wearable security hardware and software, and the United Kingdom’s number one manufacturer of body worn cameras.
Canada has joined the other Five Eyes allies – Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. – in a renewed call to create backdoors into private citizens’ information.

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