March 2023 Webinar - Tuning Up your Police Governance Skills
Join us for an informative webinar on “Tuning Up Your Police Governance Skills” where you will learn the best practices for ensuring effective governance of police departments.
During this webinar, our expert speaker will discuss the importance of strong police governance and how to develop the skills necessary to oversee police departments effectively. We aim to cover topics such as:
Understanding the role of police governance in ensuring public safety Building and maintaining positive relationships between law enforcement and the community Effective communication with police chiefs and other department leaders Strategies for assessing and improving police department performance Overcoming challenges and implementing best practices This webinar is perfect for anyone interested in improving their skills in police governance, including elected officials, community leaders, police department leaders, and other stakeholders. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from our experts and take your police governance skills to the next level.
Register now to secure your spot and mark your calendar for March 21st, 2023 @ 12pm ET. We look forward to seeing you there!
Couple questions why cop not facing charges in alleged road rage incident | CTV News
A B.C. couple say an RCMP officer—who is awaiting trial on criminal charges related to an on-duty shooting – crashed into their car during what they describe as a road rage incident on Christmas Day.
Victoria and Esquimalt city councils vote to curb proposed police budget increase | CBC News
Victoria and Esquimalt city councils voted in separate meetings not to fund several items on the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board's proposed increased budget, which Victoria's mayor says is an effort to limit the expense passed on to taxpayers.
7 VPD officers to face hearing over allegations of unnecessary force in death of Myles Gray | CBC News
Seven Vancouver police officers may have abused their authority by using unnecessary force on Myles Gray during the encounter that ended his life, and they could face discipline as severe as losing their jobs if those allegations are proven, the police chief in charge of an investigation into their conduct has found.
Alberta agency to investigate historic allegations RCMP in Prince George, B.C., harassed Indigenous girls | CBC News
The British Columbia government says the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team will lead a probe into allegations of historic misconduct by members of the Prince George RCMP detachment, and the failure of the force to act on the complaints.
B.C.’s Public Safety Minister promises reforms ahead of police manslaughter trial - The Globe and Mail
Mike Farnworth says changes to the Police Act this year will improve accountability, as two RCMP officers charged with manslaughter in the death of an Indigenous man are set to go to a first hearing
RCMP watchdog probes B.C. police, as protesters launch lawsuit alleging abuse - Medicine Hat NewsMedicine Hat News
Abandoned non-emergency calls to VPD reached 91,193 in 2022 - Vancouver Is Awesome
Vancouver Police Board member Patricia Barnes: "It's a problem."
Ottawa's plan for guns misfired. Alberta gun cultures might help us understand why | CBC News
The debate around what would happen with guns took place across the country, but landed especially hard in Alberta, a province that has positioned itself as vocal opposition to new laws. We hear from those involved in Alberta's gun culture to learn why.
Alberta announces $4M in police funding to address gangs, gun violence | CBC News
Alberta police teams will receive more than $4 million in funding to tackle gun violence and gang activity as part of this year’s budget.
Municipal Police Commission bylaw moves to council for approval - My Grande Prairie Now
A proposed Police Commission bylaw is being sent to city council for approval as the City of Grande Prairie moves forward with the next steps […]
Lethbridge Police Chief contract extended until 2026 - My Lethbridge Now
The contract for Lethbridge Police Chief, Shahin Mehdizadeh, has been extended to August 31, 2026. Lethbridge Police Commission Chair Dawna Coslovi says that since the […]
Police seeing more severe crimes committed in the city, chief says - MooseJawToday.com
Police commissioners discussed the most recent crime statistics report during their March meeting.
Landfill search: RCMP told Ottawa it could offer advice to Winnipeg police | CTV News
A newly released document shows the head of the RCMP told Ottawa the national police force could offer guidance to the Winnipeg police on searching a landfill for the remains of two First Nations women.
Winnipeg police chief touts video terminals over 24-7 service at district stations | CBC News
Winnipeg police plan to install virtual terminals in the entrances to three district stations that have remained closed to the public since the start of the pandemic.
Hamilton Police Association hires lobbyist to influence Ford government | CBC News
The union representing Hamilton police officers has brought on a lobbyist to influence the provincial government. It appears to be the first time the union has ever done so, according to the Office of the Integrity Commissioner's lobbyists registration.
Thunder Bay police board to remain under authority of provincial administrator for another year - The Globe and Mail
Ontario Civilian Police Commission renews administrator’s mandate as ‘emergency continues’ in Thunder Bay Police Service board’s oversight of the service
Hate-related incidents are the big challenges in Waterloo region - New Canadian Media
Geraldine Stafford, the first civilian manager of Waterloo Regional Police Service's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit and a resident of Cambridge, aims to improve relationships, trust between racialized communities and police
Peterborough police board a demanding role, Bob Hall says at last meeting after nearly 8 years as member | The Star
‘You also are entrusted to be the oversight and be kind of the public guardian.’
Breakdown of Toronto police’s largest cross-border drug bust | The Star
Items seized included hundreds of kilos of cocaine and crystal meth, along with some 300 oxycodone pills.
New Waterloo Regional Police chief ready to meet challenges | TheRecord.com
‘There’s been some really healthy discussions and debates raised through the past couple of years’
Spit mask guidelines needed for law enforcement: former police officer | CTV News
A former Montreal police officer and crisis intervention specialist is calling on the government to implement proper training and protocols when using spit masks.
Halifax Regional Police continues to be plagued with absenteeism | CTV News
A newly declassified report presented to the Board of Police Commissioners Thursday presented some numbers and recommendations on how things can be improved.
Social media post raises concerns about Fredericton police identifying youth as suspects | CBC News
The Fredericton Police Force's call for help identifying theft suspects is raising questions around the force's potential to publicly identify youth under 18 who are suspects in crimes, and would otherwise be protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Yukon RCMP 'a little surprised' by new money from gov't | CBC News
RCMP Chief Supt. Scott Sheppard says he's both pleased and surprised by the hefty budget increase for the police force included in this year's territorial budget.
Experts caution parliamentarians against more stringent bail measures, amid calls to do so - The Globe and Mail
Law enforcement leaders, politicians are calling for more restrictive bail processes, while criminal justice experts say there may be negative consequences
Liberal government promises to tighten bail access as crime surges | CBC News
As Canada grapples with an apparent surge in crime, federal Justice Minister David Lametti said Friday the government will make it more difficult for some criminal offenders to get out on bail.
Amqui, Quebec: Urban design changes may help, expert says | CTV News
Preventing attacks where vehicles are used as weapons is difficult, but certain urban design measures might help avert them, an expert says.
Municipal police boards should do their job of holding the cops to account | Canadian Lawyer
These oversight bodies are not created to service the police
Poilievre might not have solutions to Canada's opioid epidemic, but Senator Dalphond does - The Hill Times
Exploring the intersectionality of characteristics among those who experienced opioid overdoses: A cluster analysis
‘Defund the police’ is a catchy slogan but poor social policy | TheSpec.com
Major reforms to HPS are necessary, writes McMeekin
India’s obsession with policing social media - Editorials - Business Recorder
EDITORIAL: That India imposed by far the highest number of internet shutdowns in the world for each of the last five...