B.C. municipalities worry about police board end-run around city efforts to limit budgets - The Globe and Mail
Recent police-budget battles in Esquimalt and Vancouver are highlighting what many civic politicians say is a flawed system for governing interactions between police and the cities they work in
Head of B.C.'s police watchdog pleads for more funds as caseload doubles | CBC News
The head of B.C.'s independent police watchdog says his office is struggling to attract new investigators under the pressure of increased caseloads and restrictions on pay and overtime.
Calgary police to delay removal of thin blue line patches, citing internal discord | CBC News
In a press conference on Tuesday, Chief Mark Neufeld referred to the directive as a breaking point, saying it had brought to the surface other unresolved, underlying issues.
Alberta rural municipalities formally declare opposition to provincial police force | CBC News
Alberta’s rural municipalities have formally declared their opposition to a provincial police force to the government.
MADD, police, SGI team up with signs to show where impaired drivers were caught - MooseJawToday.com
A new sign campaign began on April 1 as a partnership between MADD, SGI, and the MJPS to help Moose Jaw residents see the dangers that impaired driving poses to the lives of the community.
Mixed reactions to new Sask. policing branch that amalgamates provincial peace officers | CBC News
Saskatchewan's move to bring several policing groups under one government umbrella is drawing mixed reactions, with supporters saying it helps to address rural crime and detractors fearing it will overburden officers.
Sask. launches $50M policing branch combining provincial peace officers | CBC News
Saskatchewan launched a new branch of operations that would combine officers from conservation, highway, prisoner transport and others under one banner.
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Police board backs Thunder Bay Police - TBNewsWatch.com
"We continue to have confidence in the Thunder Bay Police Service," says a Thunder Bay Police Service Board statement, issued on Saturday evening.
Residents criticize Ottawa police board convoy response at first in-person meeting since beginning of pandemic | The Charlatan, Carleton's independent newspaper
Hamilton Police Services board exploring use of in-car cameras as a way to 'build trust' | CBC News
The Hamilton Police Services Board is exploring the use of in-car cameras as a way to help "build public trust," a move at least one Hamilton lawyer says if done properly could be an opportunity to increase police accountability.
Police officer in Thunder Bay, Ont., promoted despite being subject of criminal investigation: sources, lawyer | CBC News
The Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) promoted a senior officer who’s the subject of a criminal investigation, according to sources. The service in northern Ontario also is at the centre of human rights complaints and external investigations, while the 2022 process for promotions has faced union opposition.
Why we are calling for the disbanding of the Thunder Bay Police Service | The Star
The Thunder Bay Police Service is incapable of conducting competent investigations into the deaths of Indigenous peoples.
Hamilton police complete over half of recommendations from report on 2019 Pride festival | CBC News
Hamilton police had some recommendations - and criticism - after violence at a 2019 Pride festival. Now they say they've finished more than half of those recommendations.
Indigenous leaders urge OPP to immediately replace city police in major-crime investigations - The Globe and Mail
‘While we fully respect the comments made by the [Indigenous] leaders, we cannot act on that request alone,’ an OPP spokesman said
Police need more resources to protect mental health of officers, say advocates | CBC News
More resources and better treatment are needed to protect the mental health of police officers, say advocates. Halifax Regional Police has seen an increase recently in the number of officers making mental health claims and missing time on the job, according to the department.
Police response to Nova Scotia mass shooting was ‘textbook,’ RCMP union boss says - The Globe and Mail
National Police Federation president Brian Sauvé pushes back against those who say Mounties’ mistakes may have contributed to the shooting
RCMP policing costs in Nova Scotia municipalities to rise by average of 11 per cent | CBC News
More than $20 million in increased policing costs contained in Nova Scotia's spring budget will be passed down to cash-strapped municipalities that contract the RCMP.
N.S. Justice Department examining restrictions on use of non-disclosure agreements | CBC News
Department officials are taking a preliminary look at potentially limiting the use of non-disclosure agreements in instances of discrimination and harassment.
Saint John police begin using body cameras after some delays | CBC News
Some Saint John Police Force officers are beginning to wear body cameras to record their interactions with the public for accountability and evidence purposes.
St. Mary's First Nation signs agreement with Fredericton on policing services | CBC News
St. Mary's First Nation has signed an agreement with the City of Fredericton that will continue work to ensure that First Nation bylaws are properly enforced by police.
RCMP's bias-free policing policy inadequate, Mountie watchdog finds - Coast Reporter
OTTAWA — The civilian watchdog agency that oversees the RCMP has found that the Mounties' bias-free policing policy is inadequate and unclear.
Mayor Scott: ‘Transparency, accountability, and meaningful civilian oversight’ is the future of Baltimore’s police department | GUEST COMMENTARY – Baltimore Sun
Police outline how response to violence against women and girls will be assessed | College of Policing
Framework outlines how progress in improving police response will be measured
It’s Time to Listen to Women in Policing - The Crime Report
Women comprise 13 percent of sworn officers and less than five percent of police leadership—a percentage that barely changed in 20 years. A nationwide effort launched Thursday will bring together women from different police departments to discuss how to change that.
How Detroit Police Chief James White's civil rights background informs his policing
Police's partnership program with Detroit businesses has led to a 23% reduction in violent crime at those sites, police say.