Tag Archives: Canada

Doing it all in Canada

On this 54-minute CBC radio segment three experts discuss how terrorism, cyber crime, and other modern pressures are affecting policing in Canada and around the world. Panelists include a former RCMP assistant commissioner and a Toronto police inspector.

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Cops in schools debated in Toronto

This article reports a raucous Toronto Police Board meeting during which advocates and community members split over the impact of police assigned to high schools. Many of the 74 speakers praised the performance of the officers but others claimed that … Continue reading

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Governing the RCMP

This article reviews two new reports critical of organization and management of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, especially related to harassment of members. Previous reports have come to similar conclusions, leading the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission to complain that … Continue reading

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Bringing the Hub to the countryside

Canada has been a leader in developing the Hub Model of multi-agency collaboration (including police) to deal promptly with high-risk individuals and families before a full-out crisis occurs. This document from Saskatchewan’s Community Safety Knowledge Alliance thoroughly describes the Hub … Continue reading

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Inadequate First Nations policing in Canada

This article reports frustrations among First Nations police chiefs in Canada over continued lack of funding for training, infrastructure, and other basic needs. The national government has been reviewing conditions in the 450 communities covered by the First Nations Policing … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing

There is a lot of attention currently on evidence-based policing (EBP) as a means to further professionalize police practice and administration. EBP societies have been formed in the UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and the US. This blog post considers whether … Continue reading

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Police oversight report for Ontario

The results of a 7-month official review of police oversight bodies in Ontario, Canada are presented here. Based on 17 public consultations┬áand 130 private meetings, the report makes 129 recommendations regarding the powers and duties of the province’s┬áSpecial Investigations Unit, … Continue reading

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