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IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut’s health minister says more than one Arctic community is at a crisis point dealing with social problems.
Police officers in Ontario have organized to incorporate a new non-profit geared to offering over-the-phone and in-person support to first responders throughout the province.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will be working with OffenderWatch, a public safety sex offender registry network in the United States, to modernize the Canadian National Sex Offender Registry. This marks the first time OffenderWatch, headquartered in Covington, La., has worked with a law enforcement agency outside of the U.S.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released NFPA 3000TM (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program to help communities “holistically deal with the fast-growing number of mass casualty incidents that continue to occur throughout the world.”
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) has appointed Jeff McGuire as executive director, starting June 4.
The Manitoba government, Assiniboine Community College and the Brandon Police Service (BPS) have partnered to develop a Use of Force Simulation Lab, which has been officially opened at the college’s Victoria Avenue East campus in Brandon.
The Safariland Group, the parent company of Vievu (which provides body-worn camera and video evidence management), has announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement with Axon Enterprise, under which Axon will acquire Vievu.
OTTAWA — When she ran the RCMP’s training academy in Regina, Brenda Lucki told graduating cadets to make the communities they serve better, to be kind and take care of others, to look after themselves and, above all, to have fun.
TORONTO — Ontario researchers have teamed up to test a portable device that can detect the presence of potentially deadly fentanyl in street drugs and deliver the results in mere seconds.
BRANDON, Man. — The Brandon Police Service in Manitoba now has a force simulation lab to train officers how to respond appropriately to different scenarios.
VICTORIA — A Victoria event venue has hired a so-called consent captain to help prevent sexual harassment and assaults as bars and nightclubs across Canada grapple with how to respond to the #MeToo movement.
The Manitoba government has named new appointee Steven Hennessey to the Winnipeg Police Board.
Kongsberg Geospatial, a geospatial visualisation software company, and Arctic UAV, a UAS (unmanned aerial system) service provider in the Canadian Arctic, have announced that the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness application has been adopted by Arctic UAV to enhance their BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) operations.
The first Panasonic Smart City Public Safety Summit was hosted in Vaughn, Ont., and bought together government experts and law enforcement agencies to discuss the rapid acceleration of technological change and the potential to make communities smarter, safer and more sustainable.
TORONTO — Ontario’s top court has dismissed the appeal of a Toronto police officer convicted of attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a troubled teen on an empty streetcar, ruling Monday that Const. James Forcillo took “unnecessary and excessive” action during the encounter.

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