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Elder fraud

U.S. authorities announced a year-long “largest-ever” elder fraud crackdown resulting in criminal and civil charges against 260 defendants for defrauding more than 2 million victims out of $750 million, as reported here. The total annual loss to elder Americans is … Continue reading

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Race relations report in Ottawa

Following a fatal encounter with a Somali-Canadian man in 2016, Ottawa police created an Outreach Liaison Team to study the agency’s relationship with its diverse community. The “unusually frank” internal report was completed a year ago but only recently made … Continue reading

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Global Law & Order Report

Gallup’s latest law & order report, based on 148,000 surveys in 142 countries in 2017, can be accessed here. Residents of Venezuela felt least safe and also had the least confidence in police. Regionally, people in Latin America and the … 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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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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