Category Archives: North America

Merida 2.0

This report from the Woodrow Wilson Center focuses on security and justice prospects in Mexico, where the new president has proposed creating a National Guard with law enforcement functions. Previous administrations relied heavily on the military, and on federal police, … Continue reading

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Authentic inclusion

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police sponsors an annual Global Studies course for selected mid-career staff. The 2018 cohort was assigned the topic “Equity, Inclusion and Fundamental Respect in the Diverse Policing Organization.” Class members discuss their initial trepidation … Continue reading

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Shifting face of international terrorism

Counter-terrorism efforts directed mainly at ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Middle East will need to shift attention to Russian-speaking individuals and networks in the coming years, according to this article. Terror groups that previously resisted oppressive governments in their own … Continue reading

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Year in review

Pleased to report that, during 2018, this blog had 6,798 views by 4,759 visitors from 51 countries, led by the US, Hong Kong, UK, and Canada. Views and visitors were more than double the previous year. The posts most often … Continue reading

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Canadian police research

This blog post from the director of CAN-SEBP (Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing) provides a useful accounting of published research on Canadian policing over the last 12 years and laments the paucity of government funding aimed at finding ways to … Continue reading

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Call centers raided in India

Police in India have raided 25 call centers, arrested nearly 300 people, and seized over 400 computer systems since July, according to this article. Offenses mainly involved fraudulent calls to North American victims, demanding fines or fees and claiming to … Continue reading

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Regina moving to verified alarm response

Police in Regina, Canada will implement “enhanced call verification” for burglary alarms starting January 1, according to this announcement. Because 99% of such alarms are false, police will not respond to commercial activations during the business’s normal hours of operation, … Continue reading

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