VPD: mental health a factor in 73 % of ‘stranger assaults’ - Vancouver Is Awesome
New police data examined 44 'stranger assault' cases between March and June 2022
‘I got the call back’: Alberta police and emergency services recruit Indigenous youth | NiagaraFallsReview.ca
STANDOFF, ALBERTA - Const. Tasha Melting Tallow hopes her story will help convince Indigenous youth to consider law enforcement as a lifelong career.
Saskatoon police target drug traffickers, not users, police chief says | CTV News
Saskatoon Police Chief Troy Cooper says the city has "de facto decriminalization" of simple possession of illicit drugs.
Police board wants external consultant to help create new strategic plan - MooseJawToday.com
The police board's goal is to work with the consultant in the fall and complete the project by Dec. 1.
Downtown Winnipeg protest against COVID restrictions cost police nearly $500K | CBC News
Protesters opposing COVID-19 restrictions who blocked off streets in downtown Winnipeg earlier this year cost police nearly half a million dollars, data obtained through freedom-of-information requests shows.
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Ottawa police will conduct internal and external search for new chief, board chair says | CTV News
The chair of the Ottawa Police Services Board insists the search for the next police chief will look both inside and outside the Elgin Street headquarters.
Anishinabek Police Service appoints new chief of police
The Anishinabek Police Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Skye as the new chief of police, effective Aug. 2.
An expert policing panel has wrapped public consultations in Thunder Bay. Here's what you need to know | CBC News
This week in Thunder Bay, Ont., an independent expert panel tasked with making recommendations to improve the state of policing in Thunder Bay held public consultations.
'This is a crisis': Ontario police board wants femicide added to Criminal Code | CP24.com
A police board in southern Ontario is gathering input from the public as it prepares to ask the federal government to add the term femicide to the Criminal Code, a move some advocates say is a crucial step in addressing a national crisis.
'This is a crisis': Ontario police board wants femicide added to Criminal Code | National | chroniclejournal.com
Former Peterborough police chief’s surprise departure came three months after signing new three-year contract | ThePeterboroughExaminer.com
Board quietly extended Gilbert's contract after the PPA expressed concerns about his alleged conduct, declining morale within the service
Police expert panel outnumbers public in first consultation - TBNewsWatch.com
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Wikwemikong Tribal Police partners with NOSM University researchers on trauma-informed policing curriculum and training – Wawa-news.com
City hall needs to make real progress on community safety and policing in Toronto | The Star
City council can fund the implementation of new programs to support people in crisis, or double down on growing police budgets and business as usual.
After years of demands, this Quebec First Nation will finally get its own police force | CBC News
The new force will be made up of Indigenous patrol officers from the Kebaowek and Temiskaming First Nations. Officers from the provincial police force, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), will remain on the territory, but only for the first eight months.
Halifax officer calls for judicial review of 2021 police board decision | CBC News
Const. Kenneth O'Brien's lawyer, James Giacomantonio, wrote that the board provided "unintelligible, incoherent and inherently unreasonable interpretations of both fact and law."
Halifax police should release more information on encampment removal, says privacy commissioner | CBC News
Halifax Regional Police have blocked public access for almost a year to files about the removal of homeless encampments and protesters from Halifax parks last August, behaviour the provincial privacy commissioner condemns in a newly released public review report.
Lisa Banfield re-enactment videos raise questions about why she was charged | CBC News
The Mass Casualty Commission released footage Wednesday of Lisa Banfield walking an RCMP investigator through what she remembered happening in Portapique, N.S., on April 18 and 19, 2020, including how the gunman beat her and tried to handcuff her.
Former Mountie testifies neighbour never reported N.S. mass shooter's domestic violence | CBC News
A former RCMP officer who responded to a neighbour's complaint about the Nova Scotia mass shooter contradicted her account of their meeting on Tuesday.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Police accountability a 'gaping hole' in N.L., says scathing new civilian report | CBC News
A new report condemning the state of police oversight in Newfoundland and Labrador is proposing a complete overhaul of who watches the province's two police forces.
RNC workplace report fails to address most damning allegations, lawyer says | CBC News
The lawyer representing eight women accusing Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers of sexual assault says last week's workplace review did little to address wider problems affecting the force.
Newfoundland group seeks ‘transformative’ change in the way policing works | SaltWire
Advocacy group, lawyer hope civilian oversight proposals would better accommodate women and Indigenous people
'We have urgent work to do': New book by U of T's Kent Roach on why Canadian policing needs to change
RCMP pauses billing to local governments, provinces as salaries soar - The Globe and Mail
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino gives communities reprieve from steep Mountie raises negotiated by Ottawa
Stress, burnout among police in Canada 'pretty terrifying,' researcher says | CBC News
Police officers across Canada are feeling overloaded, stressed and burned out, prompting a renewed push from the Canadian Police Association (CPA) for "systemic, structural changes" they hope will improve the culture of policing.
Why we need to focus on gun violence as a public health crisis | The Star
Current “tough on crime” strategies are not working, since the rate of violence has not drastically reduced over the years.
‘It’s Hard to Remember That You’re Not Alone’ | The Tyee
Over the last two years, the alarming increase in gender-based violence around the world has been dubbed “the shadow pandemic.” According to the United Nations, global data shows an increase in calls to domestic violence helplines since the outbreak of COVID-19. About half of all shelters across Canada reported an increase in the number of crisis calls during the pandemic.
Texas state police launch internal review of Uvalde response - The Globe and Mail
Texas state police launch internal review of officers’ response to Uvalde shooting
Boston police unions sue city officials for restricting use of tear gas and other non-lethal policing tactics | CNN
Two Boston police unions have sued city officials, accusing them of interfering with police procedures by barring the use of "non-lethal tools," including pepper spray.
Police reform effort seeks to pair mental health workers with cops
Police reform could get a boost in 2022 with a proposal to fund teams of police and mental health workers. Here's what to know.