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BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

SASKATCHEWAN

ONTARIO

NOVA SCOTIA

FEDERAL/NATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL


BRITISH COLUMBIA

Police watchdog groups visit Northern B.C. to teach people their rights when dealing with RCMP
CBC NEWS

Three organizations that provide police oversight in B.C. have teamed up for a series of workshops to teach people what rights they have when dealing with the RCMP.


Workshops to teach people their rights when dealing with RCMP in Northern B.C.
OAK BAY NEWS

A series of workshops about British Columbian’s rights when dealing with the RCMP are heading to the north, led by three organizations that often act as “watchdogs” of police.


ALBERTA

Recipe for success for school kids includes weird yoga, gym, police and psychologists
CALGARY HERALD

To say that the early morning yoga class at Patrick Airlie Elementary School in Forest Lawn looks and sounds odd is an understatement.


Smart Squad app making police more efficient
LETHBRIDGE HERALD

A new app is having a big impact on management and efficiencies for frontline Lethbridge Police Service members. Smart Squad is described as “the frontline officer’s mobile app” and is a data management tool currently in its pilot stages with LPS.


LPS internal review reclassifies several sexual assault casest
LETHBRIDGE HERALD

A Lethbridge Police Service internal review of sexual assault cases in the city has resulted in a number of cases being reclassified. The review came in response to a national Globe and Mail report on how police handle sex assault complaints in Canada.


SASKATCHEWAN

Police board recommends one marijuana retailer in Estevan
ESTEVAN MERCURY

The Estevan board of police commissioners wants to see just one retailer selling marijuana in the city. The police board discussed the issue at its monthly meeting on Jan. 24. The provincial government had allocated two retailers for Estevan, but the police board thought that one was sufficient.


ONTARIO

Small towns can’t afford independent policing, but don’t know where to turn
TVO

Four years ago, in the final days of his 36-year career with the Ontario Provincial Police, former commissioner Chris Lewis warned that the day of the small-town police force was numbered.


Durham police one step closer to being equipped with body cams
THE OSHAWA EXPRESS

The Durham Regional Police are only a few short months away from a pilot project that will see officers equipped with body cameras in an attempt to judge the effectiveness of the technology for the police force moving forward.


Peel voices concerns to Safer Ontario Act
MISSISSAUGA NEWS

Peel will submit its concerns to the province over proposed changes to Bill 175, the Safer Ontario Act — which has major changes to policing and public safety. The new legislation would also require Peel to prepare and adopt a community and safety and well-being plan, according to a Jan. 25 report to council.


Police board seeks input to update sex assault investigation policy
CTV NEWS LONDON

The London police board wants public input as it updates its sexual assault investigation policy. The board particularly wants to hear from those with lived experience and/or expertise.


Guelph Police use new technology to improve sharing of information on mental health calls
GUELPH TODAY

Guelph Police are teaming up with the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Guelph General Hospital to speed up the process when dealing with calls involving mental health issues.


Better mental health training sought
BROCKVILLE RECORDER

Two days before Christmas, Babak Saidi’s father dropped off his schizophrenic son outside the Morrisburg OPP detachment for a routine probation check-in. Minutes later, the 43-year-old was shot and killed by an OPP officer.


Tying crime surge to new carding rules 'preposterous,' critics charge
CBC NEWS OTTAWA

Critics of the police practice known as carding don't believe the recent surge in violent crime in Ottawa is linked to new rules restricting how police conduct street checks. Carding, known in some jurisdictions as "community contact policing," is when officers stop, question and demand identification documents from members of the public, even when they're not suspected of any specific crime.


NOVA SCOTIA

Should police budgets be a municipal burden?
CUMBERLAND NEWS NOW

Commentary with Geoff deGannes: If Amherst’s men and women in blue have an extra spring in their step these days, its likely because they just signed a new five-year contract retroactive to 2014 which is giving the police officers a 14.5 per cent increase in pay. Good on them.


FEDERAL/ NATIONAL

Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould concerned about low number of Indigenous people on juries
THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Canada's Justice Minister says she is concerned about the under-representation of Indigenous people on Canadian juries. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said that legislated changes to the use of peremptory challenges, which are granted to both Crown and defence to block potential jurors without further explanation and have been cited among the causes of under-representation, would "need to be carefully studied and considered."


INTERNATIONAL

An ‘Iceberg’ of Unseen Crimes: Many Cyber Offenses Go Unreported
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Utah’s chief law enforcement officer was deep in the fight against opioids when he realized that a lack of data on internet sales of fentanyl was hindering investigations. So the officer, Keith D. Squires, the state’s public safety commissioner, created a team of analysts to track and chronicle online distribution patterns of the drug.


New Mayors Group to Reject ‘Tough-on-Crime’ Tactics
THE CRIME REPORT

Ten mayors have joined with the Center for American Progress advocacy group to launch a new national initiative of city leaders committed to pursuing what they call “a fair, equitable, and comprehensive approach to public safety and criminal justice reform.”


Former Scottish police chief brands single force a ‘political move'
THE SCOTSMAN

A candidate for the post of Scotland’s chief constable has claimed that the Scottish Government has been interfering politically in policing since the dawn of devolution almost 20 years ago. Colin McKerracher, the former chief constable of Grampian Police, said the very creation of a single force was a “political move”.


 

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