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VICTORIA — The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner is encouraging two Greater Victoria mayors to ask for a public inquiry if they have a problem with its report that says the politicians mishandled harassment allegations made against a former police chief.
The FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) European Chapter training event held recently in Helsinki, Finland, gathered senior law enforcement and security officials from across Europe to focus on combatting global crime and international terrorism. These meetings focused on cybercrime and the threats, challenges and opportunities that social media presents from the perspective of law enforcement authorities. The Police of Finland hosted the event.
The Emergency Response Portal, the secure, web-based “software as a service” product Blue Line featured as its March 2018 cover story, is now known as Situalis.
As all corners of the country prepare for a seismic shift in how and where people consume marijuana, several cities are considering whether it would make sense to legalize drinking alcohol in parks as well — a move an expert said would bring antiquated laws in line with the way people already behave.
Toronto’s police service is set to expand an existing neighbourhood officer program in an effort to “build trust and reduce crime,” but critics say it’s unlikely to do either.
VANCOUVER — Two mayors responsible for Victoria’s police department are disputing a section of a report by British Columbia’s police complaints commissioner that says they mishandled harassment complaints against a former police chief.
Some Canadian police forces are hesitant to use a federally approved roadside marijuana test, raising questions about the Liberal government’s decision to give the devices the green light.
EDMONTON — Alberta has a new top Mountie.
OTTAWA — The official charged with reviewing the controversial transfer of Tori Stafford’s killer from a medium security prison to an Indigenous healing lodge says she is comfortable with the decision to move Terri-Lynne McClintic.
Halton Region has maintained its position of having the lowest Crime Severity Index of all Canadian municipalities with a population of 100,000 or more for the 13th straight year, according to Statistics Canada’s annual report on crime in Canada. The report, entitled, “Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2017”, provides a detailed overview of crime statistics as reported by police services across the country.
During the 113th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), the association rewarded the accomplishments of select individuals and teams who have demonstrated initiative, innovation and exceptional service in the exercise of their duties.
Two Vancouver-area police officers continue to be held in Cuba for over an alleged sexual assault after six months, as reported earlier this month by the CBC, and one British Columbia congregation is doing what it can to help support them.
North American police departments have been using Twitter for operational and public relations purposes for more than a decade.
OTTAWA — Members of Canada’s black communities praised the federal government Tuesday for earmarking $10 million towards mental health programs, but they said Ottawa has yet to address their pressing request around outstanding pot possession charges — an issue that’s been raised from within the Liberal caucus.
OTTAWA — Officials behind the country’s system to alert mobile devices about impending natural disasters say there are still several kinks in the system to iron out, even as the alerts are being credited with saving lives just last week.

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