Vancouver Police Const. Brian Montague said an increase in Albertans could well mean in increase in some of them committing crimes, citing stories he has heard from officers working on the frontline.
Since 2008, according to Montreal’s La Presse newspaper, PTSD cases in the RCMP have tripled. As well as serving members, about 2500 retired Mounties are on some form of PTSD benefit.
A British Airways A380 aircraft on its way from San Francisco to London made an emergency landing in Vancouver late Monday after 25 crew members became unwell.
Three militants stormed the dormitory of a police training college in southwestern Pakistan at about 11pm Monday night, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 100. Two of the attackers detonated their explosive vests and the thirs was shot dead in the attack that lasted almost four hours.
A Swedish court has ruled that drone-mounted cameras are surveillance devices because they work remotely from their operators. Therefore, except for those with a hard-to-get permit, only law enforcement can use them. Civilian operators are working to reverse or modify the ruling.
Ontario legislation that recognizes PTSD as a work-related illness has more first responders seeking treatment. Paramedics, police and fire-fighters no longer have to prove their ailment is related to their jobs.
The Pentagon’s Joint Staff has warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks. An internal report suggests Lenovo computers and handheld devices could compromise hardware into the Defense Department supply chain.
The Mounties are lead agency at the National Security Joint Operations Centre, which consolidates counterterror information from other departments like Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Communications Security Establishment, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and the Canada Border Services Agency. Bill C-51 in 2015 allows greater information sharing between departments in the interests of national security.
Statistical analysis shows the RCMP has moved its electronic surveillance priorities from organized crime to terrorism. After the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill, the federal police began to change its wiretap targets.
Each year, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada release a report on the state of public health in this country. This year, he has chosen to focus on family violence in Canada.
Over the next few weeks, rights groups, lawyers, activists, experts and concerned individuals will all weigh in on how to achieve a National Security framework upholding both security and rights. The situation is so dire that rights groups have had to distribute thousands of “know your rights” guides and organize workshops across the country on dealing with security agencies.
Medavie EMS of Chatham-Kent, Ontario is among the first civilian organizations in Canada to use the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program, developed for Canadian Forces personnel, to help protect its staff of more than 100 from the psychological impact of their duties.
Senator Vern White, former Ottawa police chief, reviews the security measures brought into force since Michael Zehaf-Bibeau murdered Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before the gun battle that ended his life in the House of Commons.
The brother of a man shot and killed by Calgary police last year questions why body camera equipment was not functioning during the incident. The Calgary Police Service says it is still working to replace the defective equipment it purchased.
Opposition NDP and Liberal members of the Yukon legislature are looking at changing the law so workers officially diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder would not need to prove the injury was sustained on the job. A Liberal candidate said the 'presumptive' legislation would cover first responders, with job categories to be chosen after his party formed a government.
Police say 32 people have been charged with 78 offences in a six-day co-ordinated investigation into human trafficking across Canada. More than 390 officers from 53 Canadian police services, plus the FBI in the United States, directly engaged with people suspected of working in the sex trade, potentially against their will.
Ontario’s solitary-confinement cells hold a high proportion of inmates who have mental-health issues and other medical challenges, including one prisoner who has spent more than four years in isolation, according to figures released by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
Transport Canada is reviewing whether more aircraft should be equipped with black boxes to aid crash investigators following last week’s high-profile accident that killed former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice.
This year, Mountie brass changed the terms of service for its auxiliary volunteers. Now, it's considering options that could return them to the law enforcement front line.
Yesterday marked the final day of the SARScene 2016 conference program, following a week of opportunities for training, education and exercises, as well as presentations and moderated discussions from Search and Rescue (SAR) experts.
Last week, federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety concluded two days of productive engagement, working on justice and public safety priorities for Canadians.
In October 1986, 15 year old Kerrie Ann Brown of Thompson. Manitoba was raped and murdered after she left a party. Now, the RCMP is using Twitter to recreate her day in words she might have used, to revive old memories and create new leads.
A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.
The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.
After the body of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook was found in the Ottawa River, Sgt Chris Hrnchiar of the OPS forensic identification unit made some online remarks that now have him under internal investigation. Still on the job, Hrnchiar could face loss of pay, demotion, suspension or dismissal.
A recent report from the International Financial Action Task Force, originally formed by the G-7 countries in 1989, found Canada lacking in some international standards.
From all facets across the political spectrum, Donald Trump has been described as both the best and worst thing to happen to U.S. politics.
This week’s successful prevention of a terrorist attack in Ontario merits appreciation of police work, but it raises important questions.