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TORONTO — Ontario’s chief coroner has launched a review of police suicides that took place in the province last year after noticing a spike in officers killing themselves.
Supporters of an Indigenous camp blocking access to a planned pipeline in northern British Columbia say they are anticipating RCMP action over an injunction filed against them.
TORONTO — Police and the public need to be able to clearly distinguish between valid street checks by officers and random stops that should be abandoned altogether, a judge tasked with reviewing the province’s regulations on the issue said Friday.
VANCOUVER — The families of two British Columbia police constables who had been detained in Cuba following an assault allegation say they have been declared innocent and returned home.
VANCOUVER — The day after one of his closest friends died alone in his bedroom from an opioid overdose, Brandon Bailey started sharing his cellphone number across social media.
FREDERICTON — The head of New Brunswick’s independent police watchdog has left in the wake of a controversy surrounding its probe into an officer’s conduct following multi-millionaire businessman Richard Oland’s murder.
WINNIPEG — A homicide just six hours into the new year was among a significant number of serious calls that kept police in Winnipeg busy over the holiday season.
A judge has found the enforcement powers held by Ontario’s private animal welfare agency to be unconstitutional, saying the province must re-write laws governing the organization to remedy the situation.
Peel Regional Police is joining the Halton Regional Police Service’s Public Safety Broadband Network (a dedicated, secure, high-speed wireless data communications network for emergency responders and public safety personnel to communicate with each other during both emergency situations and day-to-day operations) to enhance both officer and public safety across the regions.
Tyler Technologies has acquired SceneDoc, a Canadian company that provides mobile-first, software-as-a-service (SaaS) field reporting for law enforcement agencies.
South Simcoe Police Service has partnered with Accident Support Services International Ltd. (ASSI) to implement collision reporting centres (CRCs) in the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil in Ontario. The Innisfil CRC will open Jan. 8, 2019, at 9:00 a.m, followed at 11:00 am by the Bradford West Gwillimbury location.
Toronto’s homicide squad has had a difficult year — the team has had to investigate a record-breaking number of killings in Canada’s most populous city, grapple with a rise in deadly gang violence, address criticism about a perceived lack of action in some cases and deal with several high-profile slayings that have strained resources.
TORONTO — Police street checks widely known as carding have little to no value as a law enforcement tool and should be significantly limited across Ontario, a judge tasked with reviewing the practice said Monday.
OTTAWA — The RCMP should have alerted Justin Trudeau’s protective detail that Jaspal Atwal — a man with a serious criminal record and a history of violence — might turn up during the prime minister’s February trip to India, says a review of the turbulent visit.
WASHINGTON — More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017, according to data released Thursday. The most common cause of death was gunfire, and vehicular accidents claimed nearly as many officers’ lives.

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