B.C. residents won’t be charged for possessing small amounts of drugs | The Star
The exemption means that all adults in B.C. will not be charged with drug possession and will not have their drugs confiscated if they are in possession of a cumulative total of 2.5 grams of drugs or less.
Disturbing allegations at undercover police training course | CTV News
Astonishing allegations of misconduct have surfaced about the behaviour of police during a training program for undercover officers held in downtown Vancouver earlier this month.
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum ‘absents’ himself from Surrey Police Board meetings – North Delta Reporter
McCallum has been under pressure to step down as chairman of the Surrey Police Board until his criminal charge of public mischief is dealt with in court.
B.C.’s drug decriminalization threshold based on police input, minister says - The Globe and Mail
Carolyn Bennett, minister of mental health and addictions, says the federal government’s decision on British Columbia’s drug decriminalization threshold was based on police input
Misconduct findings upheld for VPD officers who wrongly handcuffed Heiltsuk man and granddaughter | CBC News
A review by British Columbia's police complaint commissioner has determined a public hearing is not required into the wrongful arrest and handcuffing of an Indigenous man and his granddaughter at a bank in downtown Vancouver.
Edmonton city council sets police base budget at $407M for 2023 | CBC News
The Edmonton Police Service will likely start 2023 with a base budget of $407 million, the same budget it worked with this year, city council agreed at a meeting Tuesday.
Edmonton police commissioner asks mayor to investigate councillor over 'ethical issue' | Edmonton Journal
PM signs historic land claim settlement with Siksika First Nation | CBC News
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the Siksika First Nation in Alberta to sign a historic $1.3-billion land claim settlement, with Chief Ouray Crowfoot saying that while the settlement won't make up for past wrongs, it will make a difference in people's lives.
Sask. First Nation issues state of emergency due to increased drug and gang activity | CBC News
"We've had some house units that have been burnt, [vandalized], invasions and [people] stopping and shooting," Chief Norma Catarat said. "It's getting very scary for our community members."
Winnipeg police report officers used force less in 2021 compared to past years | CBC News
Officers either used physical force or presented a weapon to gain compliance during 699 incidents last year, according to a report for the Winnipeg police board.
Province of Manitoba | News Releases | Manitoba Government Introduces Clare's Law, Aimed at Protecting against Intimate Partner Violence
We need low-barrier safe spaces - Winnipeg Free Press
The past month has been difficult for our community. Over the span of just a few weeks, three Indigenous women have been killed.
In Winnipeg, Bear Clan Patrol is keeping Indigenous women safer
The Bear Clan Patrol is taking to the streets of Winnipeg to help at-risk locals and fight violence toward Indigenous women and girls in Canada.
Leaning on the Community: The Role of Community Safety and Well-Being Plans Tuesday, June 14th | 1:00 pm ET with Felix Munger, Audrey Monette, and Dave Critchley
Join representatives from the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention and practitioners for a webinar to learn more about CSWB and the plan development process.
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CAPG Conference in Saskatoon
Policing in Canada and across the world is truly at a crossroads. The need for knowledge-sharing and collaboration between thought leaders, experts and decision-makers at all levels is greater than ever before.
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Perception of police dysfunction can be 'terribly damaging,' expert says - TBNewsWatch.com
Read the full story and comment on Tbnewswatch.com
City of Ottawa allocates $2.1 million in funding to 18 different community agencies | Ottawa Citizen
The Broken Trust: Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) report will not be considered as a statement of fact in the disciplinary hearing of two TBPS officers charged with neglect of duty and discreditable conduct in the five-month long investigation into Stacey DeBungee’s death seven years ago.
Former Ottawa police chief testifies at parliamentary committee | The Star
Peter Sloly resigned in the face of criticism during the so-called Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa this winter.
Niagara Police Board Member Elected to Provincial Association
Public Announcement - Niagara Police Services Board Member Kevin Gibson appointed to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards
Peterborough letter: City police need funding to keep us safe | ThePeterboroughExaminer.com
Public safety is a top priority.
Mayor keeps heat on Dunlop, Jones over superjail policing costs - Orillia News
Penetanguishene mayor upset over 'blatant disregard to our continued requests to have a discussion;' Dunlop says she is advocating on town's behalf
Racial profiling: trial begins into Quebec police use of random car stops | CTV News
A Black Montreal man and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association are in court today challenging the power of Quebec police to make random traffic stops outside of drunk driving checkpoints.
N.S. shooting: Police education in other systems far exceeds RCMP levels | CTV News
The public inquiry into Nova Scotia's mass shooting heard Wednesday how police education in Finland far exceeds RCMP levels -- as experts call for major reforms to RCMP training.
Truro police chief calls RCMP lockdown request 'a last-minute Hail Mary' | CBC News
The public inquiry examining the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia is releasing its report on the RCMP’s interactions with police in Truro, N.S., during the shooting rampage that left 22 people dead. The gunman drove through the town of Truro as he evaded officers in his fake RCMP cruiser.
Rising policing costs and the future of public safety
GUYSBOROUGH -- As the fiscal year drew to a close this spring, and budgets were formulated by municipalities across the province, one of the biggest line items was policing costs – expenses which, for most municipalities in Nova Scotia, mean the price tag attached to RCMP service. Mulgrave questions cost for service This year, both the Town of Mulgrave and the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) saw their policing costs rise by just more than 11 per cent. The total budget line for
Investigator told city of 46 possible victims of sexual predator on Saint John force | CBC News
A private investigator who was hired in 2012 by the City of Saint John to find people who may have been sexually abused by former Saint John police officer Kenneth Estabrooks did not testify Wednesday as to why his investigation stopped.
Gun control law Canada | The Star
Canada has its own litany of more recent mass tragedies, including the 2017 Quebec City mosque slaughter of six Muslim Canadians or the 2020 rampage of a gunman who killed 22 in rural Nova Scotia.
Meeting with justice minister a productive good start for improving safety, says Edmonton mayor | CBC News
The meeting at the Alberta legislature came after Justice Minister Tyler Shandro invoked a section of the Police Act last week compelling the City of Edmonton to produce a plan within two weeks for boosting policing and reducing crime on transit and in the downtown core.
Looking at use of the Emergencies Act. | The Star
Althia Raj talks about the use of the Emergencies Act
Opinion: Decriminalization on its own is insufficient. We need to change the whole system of addiction response - The Globe and Mail
Canada might find the drug-reform solutions we’re looking for by following Portugal’s lead
Mendicino was ‘misunderstood’ saying cops asked for Emergencies Act: deputy minister | The Star
OTTAWA - A senior official in the department of public safety says the minister has been “misunderstood” in saying police asked the federal government...
‘It’s amazing in a sad way’: Handgun sales are ‘insane’ after Ottawa unveiled plan to ban them, store owners say | The Star
A week after the federal government proposed to freeze handgun sales and bring in tougher measures to curb illegal gun violence, gun vendors say handguns are flying off the shelves.
Government of Canada reaffirms commitment to address the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people
Statement - Tabling of the Government Response to the Standing Committee Report on Systemic Racism in Policing in Canada
/CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, issued the following statement: "As the Minister of Public Safety, I am pleased to...
Racism, misogyny, homophobia, corruption: we want to fix the crisis in policing | Secret Chief Constable | The Guardian
The appointment of a new leader for Britain’s biggest force is imminent and will be critical, says the secret chief constable
Policing in America is broken - New Statesman
US police can’t blame being defunded for failing to solve half of 2020 murders – because it hasn’t happened.
The future of community policing | Legal Blog
Modern public records technology can help grow an environment of trust between law enforcement investigators and the communities they protect.