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Aug 25, 2015

Jacon Modglin is part of a new cadre of "community paramedics" working in a dozen pilot programs across California. Their jobs are to treat patients before they get sick enough to need emergency care. The paramedics are still first responders, just deployed to prevent a crisis rather than react to one.

Aug 25, 2015

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets – “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal.

Aug 25, 2015

Scam artists, extortionists have emerged in the aftermath of the Ashley Madison hack, Toronto police said Monday. Toronto Police, alongside the Ontario Provincial Police, the RCMP, FBI and U.S. Homeland Security, are probing the hack, which saw the personal information of more than 30 million site users released last week.

Aug 17, 2015

The federal government is delaying implementation of regulations intended to help police trace crime guns — the seventh time it has put off the measures. Just days before the federal election call, the government quietly published a notice deferring the firearm marking regulations until June 1, 2017.

Aug 13, 2015

Statisticians can glean insightful information from Facebook posts, tweets and other online social media communications that may help improve public safety, researchers have said. Michiko Wolcott and colleagues evaluated social media traffic posted during and the days following typhoon Haiyan striking the Philippines in November 2013 to develop a set of social media analytics for emergency response managers.

Aug 13, 2015

Garda World Security Corp, a security services firm that provides armored transportation and guards, is exploring a sale that could value it at more than C$3 billion ($2.31 billion) including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Aug 12, 2015

Hundreds of military personnel and embassy staff could be at risk after Islamic State (ISIS) leaked what is believed to be their names, email addresses and passwords online.

Aug 12, 2015

Some new equipment will be tested out Wednesday, which should help local first responders stay in closer contact with their U.S. counterparts during future emergencies and cross-border incidents. The Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management in Michigan's Wayne County received a $4-million grant which has been used to boost its collaboration with neighbouring agencies, including a handful in Canada.

Aug 11, 2015

On Sunday, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper vowed to bring in a new law to crack down on Canadians travelling to areas of the world under the apparent control of terrorists. Though details of the proposed law are scarce, Sukanya Pillay, executive director and general counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, discusses whether it would be legal and workable and whether it might unfairly target some segments of the population.

Aug 11, 2015

Toronto police are refusing to let their armed, off-duty officers earn extra cash at Muzik pending a review of the nightclub’s security measures in the wake of last week’s double homicide.

Aug 11, 2015

The federal correctional investigator says he is concerned about the number of deaths in federal prisons after three in Nova Scotia facilities in just over three months has added to the national total.

Aug 07, 2015

Facebook’s new security chief has called on the internet industry to go beyond securing the web “for the 1 per cent” and create cyber security defences that will work across emerging markets.

Aug 07, 2015

Eight months have passed since a group of Quebec youths packed their bags and boarded planes to the Middle East, allegedly to join ISIL or other terrorist groups, disappearing to an uncertain fate. Now, however, the Montreal Gazette has learned that two of the youths have quietly returned to Quebec, under the watchful eye of the RCMP.

Aug 05, 2015

China is planning to set up "network security offices" in major Internet companies and for websites so authorities can move more quickly against illegal online behavior, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.

Aug 05, 2015

Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week’s deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a new movement of defiant settler youths who embrace violence and reject the rule of law in the name of the purity of the Holy Land.

Aug 26, 2015

The most senior police officer charged over mass arrests made during the Toronto’s G20 summit five years ago was found guilty on three out of five offences at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

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