Controversial thin blue line patches addressed by police board | CTV News
The Vancouver Police Department has joined a growing list of law enforcement agencies grappling with how to address the use of thin blue line patches among members.
McCallum agrees with Police Act reform report that says mayors should not serve as board chair – Surrey Now-Leader
This comes as committee release 11 recommendations, including establishing provincial force
Public to inform Esquimalt’s decision on renewal of policing agreement – Saanich News
Open house slated for May 4; online feedback on policing accepted until May 14
Overtime policing of convoy protests in Victoria cost B.C. $385,947 | CBC News
B.C. has spent $385,947.25 to cover overtime costs for police officers during nine weeks of protests at the legislature, dubbed the Freedom Convoy, according to the Victoria Police Department.
Policing in B.C. Mental health advocates push for change | CTV News
May 1 marks the start of Mental Health Week across Canada, and with that comes growing calls to rethink how people with mental health issues are treated in times of crisis.
B.C.'s first civilian-led mobile mental health crisis team expanding to 2 more municipalities | CBC News
B.C.'s first civilian-led mobile crisis team which launched in November to assist police responding to mental health calls on the North Shore is expanding to two more B.C. municipalities.
Vaughn Palmer: Costly transition to provincial police won't be an NDP spending priority | The Province
B.C.'s effort to fight racism - Vancouver Is Awesome
Data will be collected to spot disparities and inequities in how people of different backgrounds are treated by government
'The wrong tool for the job': Victoria police have a fraught history with mental health calls. What's the alternative? - Capital Daily
B.C. had a provincial police force once before. Why did it vanish? | CBC News
More than 70 years after the first B.C. Provincial Police force was dissolved, the issue of who is best suited to police the province hit the legislature again this week.
Edmonton Police Commission, city council working together to address crime | CBC News
The Edmonton Police Commission and city council say they're working together to respond to crime and violence in the city.
Alberta’s intentions questioned in creation of Indigenous advisory group on public safety | The Star
Alberta Justice is in the process of creating an Indigenous advisory group that will lend voice to policing matters, including on peace officers, vict...
Police board member files complaint against outspoken councillor - Winnipeg Free Press
The Winnipeg Police Board has complained to the city’s integrity commissioner about what it considers abusive comments made against it by Coun. Sherri Rollins. Integrity commissioner Sherri Walsh, in an email to Rollins, who represents Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry, said the complaint was about comments she made to the March 4 board meeting.
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Thunder Bay police board needs to be changed says First Nations member
Georjann Morriseau, a First Nations member of the Thunder Bay police board says wholesale changes are needed at the organization.
'Rolling Thunder' policing budget concerns police services board chair | Ottawa Citizen
"I think we need to have a dialogue with other levels of government — with the provincial, federal, and municipal — to see how we move forward."
BlackburnNews.com - Police board approves motion to hire over 50 new officers
To address the demand for policing in the city, the London Police Services Board has accepted a request to hire 52 frontline constables.
Police Board terminates employment of police chief following conviction for sexual assault | The Star
Following the April 25 conviction of Terry McCaffrey for sexual assault, the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service has decided to terminate Mr. McCaffrey’...
A year on, Toronto police haven't implemented any recommendations from missing persons' cases review | CBC News
One year after a highly anticipated independent review into Toronto police's handling of missing persons' cases found "serious flaws" and "systemic discrimination" in the force's investigation of numerous disappearances, not one of the report's 151 recommendations has been implemented.
Peel Police has a history of targeting Black residents; its board has failed to represent them | The Pointer
A recent provincial appointment to the Peel Regional Police Services Board is raising more questions about the board’s commitment to tackling issues of anti-Black racism.
Toronto Police Association asks the Toronto Police Services Board to support its call for Bail Reform and Other Legislative Changes aimed at curbing Gun & Gang Violence
Ontario Civilian Police Commission expands powers of administrator overseeing Thunder Bay police board - The Globe and Mail
Newly appointed administrator will serve for six months and have the sole vote on all of the five-person body’s decisions until he is satisfied it can perform its duties
Woodstock, Ont. mayor makes first court appearance on assault, sexual assault charges - London | Globalnews.ca
'I saw a rage': Anti-racism activists reflect on the Yonge Street uprising 30 years later | CBC News
On May 4, 1992, anger was simmering over the killing of another Black man in Toronto and the acquittal of four white police officers captured on video beating Rodney King in Los Angeles. That's when a peaceful anti-racism protest devolved into chaos. Activists say much of what those protesters were calling for is still relevant today.
Data Driven Policing in York Region – Greg Stanisci, Manager of BI & Data Analytics | IT World Canada News
Provincial Budget Dedicates $45 Million to Mental Health
Focus is on mental health promotion and resiliency, as well as early intervention and treatment...
N.S. shooting: Killer's arsenal outlined at inquiry | CTV News
The commission examining Canada’s worst mass murder released its findings regarding the killer’s arsenal Tuesday, and heard how much family, friends, and neighbours of Gabriel Wortman knew about his collection of firearms.
Recommended legal framework for police agencies’ use of facial recognition - Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Opinion: We can’t reach racial equality without drug law reform - The Globe and Mail
The legal framework on drugs was introduced to control Black people and racialized immigrants
After years of pressure, 78% of front-line Mounties now carbine-trained | CBC News
After years of calls to better arm RCMP officers with carbines, the Mounties say more than 78 per cent of front-line members are now trained on the weapon, but it's unclear how evenly these officers are spread across the country.
Emergencies Act inquiry ‘could’ get access to cabinet secrets, Marco Mendicino says - The Globe and Mail
The Public Safety Minister told the House of Commons that Justice Paul Rouleau will have access to what he calls ‘classified information,’ which could include information that’s covered by cabinet confidentiality
Compassion in policing would help cops, communities - Chicago Sun-Times
Compassion is emerging as a solution that promises to bring healing to officers, departments and communities.
MEPs urge EU not to relax policing rule-of-law amid war
European lawmakers debated the lack of progress in the EU sanctions probe against Poland and Hungary, and warned Russia's invasion of Ukraine should not be a reason to turn away from rule-breaking within the bloc.
Pattern of 'racial discrimination' found in Minneapolis policing, study says
An inquiry prompted by the 2020 murder of George Floyd by a white police officer found a pattern of unlawful, "discriminatory policing" in Minneapolis and little accountability for offenders, a state report released on Wednesday said. The investigation by Minnesota's Department of Human Rights concluded that city officials had allowed the city's police to persist in practices that violate the state's Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination in public services. The discriminatory behavior festered within an organizational culture where officers are inadequately trained, leading them to unnecessarily escalate encounters with the public, the investigation concluded.
How to Fix Policing: Veteran Police Officers Speak Out – Law Officer
Our nation has endured turbulence throughout its relatively short history. Two world wars, a civil war, a Revolution, the 9/11