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February 2, 2017
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RCMP weighing whether to pursue terrorism charges in Quebec City shooting

The RCMP are investigating the Quebec City shooting to determine whether to add terrorism-related charges.


RNC union wants independent police oversight

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's officers union is calling for an independent, civilian-led oversight of police in the province, ending the long standing practice of other police agencies investigating officer from other police agencies.


12-Hour Shifts Expected To Save Windsor Police $500K

After just 3 weeks, the Windsor Police Service is already seeing financial benefits from moving to 12-hours shifts, which should save $500,000 in overtime costs this year. Operations went from five platoons to four, and officers are generally all going home on time.


Saskatoon police Chief Clive Weighill addresses safety concerns after Quebec shooting

The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) held a press conference on Monday afternoon to address safety concerns following the tragic shooting in Quebec City on Sunday, Jan. 29. Chief Clive Weighill wants to assure those of Muslim faith in the city that they are supported and safe in the wake of a fatal shooting in Québec.


Fentanyl dealer in BC, sentenced to 14 years in prison

A man accused of bearing "personal significant responsibility for hundreds of fentanyl-detected deaths in British Columbia" has been given 14 years in prison, in the first major fentanyl-related sentencing in British Columbia since the opioid crisis began.


University forensic experts advise on use of DNA

Researchers from the European Forensic Genetics Network of Excellence (EUROFORGEN), including Northumbria University, have called for the truth about what DNA can and can't tell us in criminal investigations and in court to be made clearer.


Waze traffic app could put police officers in danger, says union

Winnipeg Police Association is concerned city's new traffic app could put officers at risk because it allows locations of unmarked police vehicles to be posted by users.
 
 
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Toronto Police release "The Way Forward" report on modernization of community safety

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The Mental Health of Police Personnel

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