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March 23, 2017

London attack: British-born attacker 'known to MI5'

The Westminster attacker was British-born and known to the police and intelligence services, Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed. She told MPs he had been investigated some years ago over violent extremism, but was "peripheral" and was not part of the current intelligence picture. The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack.

Justin Kuijer quickly arrested in stepson's death due to social media, police say

Police say a man arrested in the death of his seven-year-old stepson in St. Catharines, Ont., and an attack on a bank employee in the city would not have been apprehended so quickly without people widely sharing his image on social media.

Prosecutors drop Montreal Mafia cases after questions about RCMP surveillance tactics

Crown lawyers have mysteriously walked away from charges against 35 alleged associates of the Montreal Mafia. The development is a new setback for a once-promising prosecution, but allows federal authorities to sidestep questions about police surveillance gear.

Coroner’s jury wants better mental health support for B.C. transit police after shooting

A coroner’s jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health providers following the death of a man who repeatedly stabbed himself and was shot by an officer at a grocery store more than two years ago.

Ottawa police to roll out PTSD prevention plan

Ottawa police will submit a plan for “PTSD prevention” to the police board and then the province in April, following a provincial mandate to do so.
Featured News 

Should police be required to collect race-based data to fight discrimination?

Bill Closs, former Kingston police chief who made the rare move of collecting race-based statistics, says police chiefs won’t willingly collect this data and government must require it. » Read more...

Crisis diversion teams save Edmonton police and EMS time and money: report

For the past 16 months, crisis diversion teams have responded to more than 11,000 calls for help on Edmonton city streets, according to a report released by REACH Edmonton on Wednesday. » Read more...

Minister asks Ontario police services to audit use of reinforced gloves

The Ontario government is asking chiefs of police across the province to follow the lead set by the Ottawa Police Service and audit the use of reinforced gloves by their officers. » Read more...

Halifax police look to revive community-based advisory committee

The diversity officer with the Halifax Regional Police wants to breathe new life into an old idea, by revitalizing a community-based advisory committee. » Read more...

Alberta drug dealer gets lighter sentence due to 'humiliating' RCMP strip search

A small-time drug trafficker has been handed a lighter sentence after the judge ruled the man was forced to undergo a humiliating and degrading strip search by RCMP. » Read more...
Blue Line Expo

Blue Line Expo & Conference

Date: May 2, 2017
Location: Mississauga, ON
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OACP Annual Meeting

Date: June 11-14, 2017
Location: Waterloo, ON
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CACP Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Date:July 16-19, 2017
Location: Longueil (Montreal), Que.
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