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Blue Line Magazine November 2014 Subscribe

OVERCOMING GENDER LIMITS


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of women in uniform. Women have been an integral part of the service since its inception in 1909 but were not recruited to uniform ranks until almost 65 years later.

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Warrantless phone search ruled lawful


Warrantless phone search ruled lawful

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COMMENT - POLICING BY CONSENT


Eugène François Vidocq, the founder of French policing, encouraged and espoused a police service devoid of military affiliation. Later, Sir Robert Peel agreed. Both men argued that the establishment and maintenance of policing must be by public consent.

How does policing today measure up to their standards? There certainly has been a slow erosion but things can be done to narrow the gap and increase the public's confidence that local police still seek and appreciate their approval and consent.

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Blue Line News Week October 31, 2014 Subscribe

Keeping tabs on extremists draining police budgets


Oct 24 2014

OTTAWA - The nation's top police officer says the job of keeping tabs on Canadian extremists is draining police budgets, violence has become almost impossible to foresee and police need tools to react "decisively, quickly, preventatively."

One day after violence shook the core of Canada's capital, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson revealed dramatic footage from the shootings in which a gunman fatally shot a soldier and rampaged through Parliament Hill, before being gunned down himself. It was the second deadly attack on a soldier by a suspected extremist in Canada this week.

"We need to look at all options in terms of trying to deal with this sort of difficult and hard-to-understand threat," the police chief told reporters, laying out a detailed account of the case.

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