Tag Archives: Canada

Montreal failing to address diversity

This article reports little progress in Montreal in addressing racial and social profiling. Police set objectives 5 years ago and commissioned a review 2 years ago but training, hiring, and programming have lagged. According to the review, “The police don’t … Continue reading

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Problem-based learning in Ontario

This column describes an update of the 1-week problem-based learning (PBL) course for coaches/field training officers in Ontario, Canada. The rationale is that “the coach officer helps mould the lessons learned into a context of real life, while modelling the … Continue reading

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Joint mental health teams in Canada

This article reports police engagement with “Assertive Community Treatment” mental health teams in Victoria, Canada. The initiative has reduced calls to police, emergency room visits, and client evictions. According to the police chief, “the criminal justice system is not the … Continue reading

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Deaths in police custody

The UK Home Office has completed a study of deaths in police custody, available here, with some comparisons to other countries. In the UK, most deaths are due to apparent suicide or natural causes, often associated with drugs/alcohol. Those arrested … Continue reading

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Culture of rivalries in Montreal

Montreal’s police chief is recommending structural changes to overcome rivalries and kingdoms that have become “immersed in the cultural fabric” of the organization, according to this article. The agency is currently subject to several external reviews and investigations. One former … Continue reading

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Canadian police service wins community policing award

This article reports that Canada’s Halton Regional Police won the 2017 community policing award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The agency’s Community Mobilization Bureau “continually seeks out opportunities for effective multi-sector collaboration — and as a result, … Continue reading

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Cincinnati wins 2017 problem-oriented policing award

Cincinnati won the Herman Goldstein award for outstanding problem-oriented policing at the 2017 POP Conference this week in Houston, Texas. This 13-minute video tells the story of the initiative that tackled violent crime in two adjoining neighborhoods. Other finalists were … Continue reading

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