RCMP to review work of VPD on death of Chelsea Poorman - Vancouver Is Awesome
Stepfather Mike Kiernan: ‘I certainly welcome a second set of eyes on it’
Homeless community struggles to process shootings in Langley, B.C. - The Globe and Mail
The early morning shooting rampage killed two people and left two others injured
Minister acknowledges latest shootings have left British Columbians 'fearful and worried' | CBC News
British Columbia's public safety minister says the latest round of shootings in the province's public spaces has been "unsettling'' for residents.
B.C.'s ombudsperson renews calls for oversight of municipal jail guards after IIO investigation | CBC News
B.C.'s ombudsperson is renewing calls for independent oversight of jail guards in municipalities policed by the RCMP, after an investigation by the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) found a Prince George guard's conduct may have amounted to torture.
Lessons learned: Calgary police say new enforcement effort on CTrains in the works | CBC News
For four days leading up to the Calgary Stampede, undercover officers tracked drug deals at CTrain stations. Police say it led to 86 Criminal Code charges and will be a template for a major new enforcement campaign on the system.
Calgary cop Daryn Emmett charged in 'indecent act' investigation | CTV News
A 12-year veteran of the Calgary Police Service has been charged following an investigation into what police call an 'indecent act.'
‘Keep our people safe’: Alberta First Nation wants to move ahead with police force - Red Deer Advocate
Decline in positive perception of Regina police for 1st time in more than 15 years no surprise: Bray | CBC News
Positive perceptions of the Regina Police Service have declined for the first time in more than 15 years, a new survey suggests.
Manitoba shown to have highest vacancy rates for Mounties in Canada - SteinbachOnline.com - Local news, Weather, Sports, Free Classifieds and Job Listings for Steinbach, Manitoba
With rising concern over Manitoba's high vacancy rate for Mounties, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) explains that numbers are fluid and that they have a course of action to gain recruits and get them on the field sooner.
It's time to stop blaming police for Winnipeg's violent crime | CBC News
Shahina Siddiqui, reacting to the Manitoba premier and Winnipeg Police Union takes on Winnipeg's rising crime rates, says it's time to stop blaming police for what's happening on the streets.
CAPG 2022 Keynote Speaker Announced
The Canadian Association of Police Governance is pleased to announce that His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan is the opening keynote speaker at CAPG 2022: Community Partnerships & Engagement to be held at the beautiful Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Building off of the success of last year's virtual conference, Reimagining Community Safety, this one-of-a-kind event will gather police board and commission members from across Canada in person for the first time since 2019 and serve as the principal vehicle for dialogue between the many different stakeholders in governance.
As a devoted community leader and a passionate advocate for vulnerable communities in Canada and the world, Russ Mirasty will kick off the CAPG Conference on September 9 at 8:45 am CDT. Mr. Mirasty joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in 1976, and was one of only two Indigenous cadets in his troop. He served in various roles across the country, including as Director General of National Aboriginal Policing Services and as Commanding Officer of “F” Division (Saskatchewan).
Over his 36-year career, Mr. Mirasty was posted to seven provinces, performed duties in every province and territory, and participated in an exchange with the Northern Territory Police Service in Australia. He retired from the RCMP as Assistant Commissioner in 2013.
FREE WEBINAR: Policing the Modern Community
Police boards and services are grappling with the impact of a diverse and changing community on their ability to provide public safety. We have no choice but to recognize the importance of evidence-based research methods in the examination of the challenges facing the modern community, especially from a policing perspective.
This special complimentary session will help attendees deepen their understanding of modern policing, learn effective ways to meet the challenges associated with diversity and difference in the modern community, explore contemporary, and future models of public safety and security, and dive into more collaborative community safety and security models.
Join Dalhousie University, Professor Paul F. McKenna, as he explores these issues in greater depth. Attendees can expect to leave this session with a number of tools and resources that they can apply to their own boards, commissions and services. Reserve your seat today!
Early data released on Toronto pilot project with specialists responding to crisis calls - Toronto | Globalnews.ca
New naloxone distribution program launches in York Region amid rise in opioid overdoses | CP24.com
A new one-year pilot project will see police in York Region provide free naloxone kits to anyone at risk of an opioid overdose.
Ottawa has high — even 'impossible' — expectations for its next police chief: community consultation report | Ottawa Citizen
Cobourg Police Services Board meeting in review: Calls for service up, needs analysis study for new station, more | The Star
Here's the latest from the Cobourg Police Service Board's July meeting.
Lead investigator in DeBungee death case in Thunder Bay found guilty of misconduct, 2nd officer cleared | CBC News
The Thunder Bay, Ont., police officer tasked with leading the flawed investigation into an Ojibway man's 2015 death has been found guilty in a misconduct case, while a second officer has been cleared. Stacy DeBungee's family are pleased there's 'finally some accountability' for the way the investigation was handled.
'Police vehicles need to be visible — highly visible': Checkered police cruisers make an appearance in Barrie
Barrie police are testing out three newly marked vehicles to increase community visibility. and research into global
Echoes of 'Freedom Convoy' as protest backing Dutch farmers moves from embassy to war memorial, Parliament Hill | Ottawa Citizen
Checkpoint set up in Whitby as hundreds of Hells Angels members expected at gathering | Globalnews.ca
New research project to help Indigenous police deal with trauma | CBC News
A new collaboration between NOSM University and the Wikwemikong Tribal Police will develop training to help Indigenous police officers deal with trauma.
Rapper wants justice after Ottawa police 'tore house apart' in failed no-knock raid | CBC News
All charges have been dropped against Chris Woof of Ottawa, but his lawyer and an expert on policing say his case highlights major problems with no-knock drug raids — including the key question of whether there's any data the tactic is effective.
"Driving while Black": CDPDJ scores another victory against racial profiling in Repentigny
/CNW Telbec/ - A black man represented by the CDPDJ has just won a case for racial profiling in a police intervention in Repentigny. According to the reported...
Indigenous women murdered in Quebec not being counted: researcher
A researcher at an Indigenous organization says authorities aren't keeping proper track of Indigenous women being murdered in Quebec.
Halifax police are working security at Superstore now, and no one will talk about it
Uniformed cops, on extra duty assignment, have been spotted at Dartmouth and Halifax stores.
Bill Blair, RCMP brass to testify in Ottawa and Halifax on political influence - The Globe and Mail
In Ottawa, Blair will field questions on whether Commissioner Lucki pressed the Nova Scotia RCMP to release details of the firearms used in the Nova Scotia mass shooting
Police working security nothing new, but more clarity needed, board chair says | CBC News
The chair of Halifax’s police board says more clarity is needed around the city’s policy for extra duty employment, a program where officers are paid an hourly rate by private companies, public bodies or events to work security in full uniform outside their normal working hours.
Senior N.S. Mountie says Ottawa did not act on request for review of mass shooting response | CBC News
One of the highest-ranking RCMP officers in Nova Scotia at the time of the April 2020 mass shooting, Supt. Darren Campbell, is answering questions about his role and involvement in the force’s response during and after the tragedy.
Saint John's new deputy police chief plans to do foot patrols | CBC News
Saint John's new Deputy Chief Honey Dwyer has been sworn in and is now the highest-ranking female officer in the force's 173-year history.
Newfoundland and Labrador
RNC chief says systemic racism doesn't exist within the police force. First Voice says there's no doubt | CBC News
Following the release of a civilian report outlining Indigenous residents' lack of trust in the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the police force's chief is defending his officers.
Sex work laws that protect | TheSpec.com
In reviewing laws around sex work, federal politicians will need to ensure that any changes don’t increase the dangers inherent for sex workers.
Dems divided on policing package- POLITICO
Top House Democrats are still working on exactly what their package of policing and public safety legislation will look like — a hot topic in a closed-door steering meeting on fly-in night. That process will start to take a clearer form on Wednesday, as the House Rules Committee takes up eight of those bills in what’s expected to be a marathon markup.
Uvalde Is Not the Face of Policing in America - WSJ
There are cops around the nation confronting and stopping active shooters.
Women in policing: EUAM shares EU best practices in gender balance with Ukrainian cadets - EU NEIGHBOURS east
Racism, policing, politics and violence: How America in 2022 was shaped by 1964 | Salon.com
America's first year of urban "riots" (or "uprisings") changed our politics forever — and not in a good way