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The transition from policing to private security can be challenging for life-long police officers.
The Policing Security Network (PSN) was recently established to help Canadian police services collaborate about threats and risks to police facilities and assets. It has now grown to include almost 100 members and is ready to welcome more.
HALIFAX — A man who filled his suburban lakeside home with historic artifacts and art stolen over decades of pilfering so stealthy that many of his targets didn't even know they'd been victimized has died.
HALIFAX — A man who filled his suburban lakeside home with historic artifacts and art stolen over decades of pilfering so stealthy that many of his targets didn't even know they'd been victimized has died.
MONTREAL — A sophisticated money laundering ring with international tentacles was behind hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions until it was dismantled this week, federal authorities said Tuesday.
TORONTO — The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is ramping up security measures at some of its locations across the province amid reports of an increase in brazen thefts at liquor stores.
OTTAWA — Canada's privacy watchdog is warning marijuana users to pay with cash rather than plastic if they're worried about the collection of their personal information.
The last quarter of the year means that the shopping season is underway around the world, and consumers are increasingly resorting to online shopping for its convenience. November is expected to see the bulk of 2018 online traffic and spending, thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales around which online spending peaks. The shift from retail storefront to online buying is happening at a greater rate than the shift of security dollars. Cybercriminals are expected to take advantage of the shopping season as well.
The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own.
TORONTO — A Toronto woman has been found not criminally responsible for the fatal stabbing of a complete stranger after a judge ruled she did not have the mental capacity at the time to know her actions were wrong.
TORONTO — A woman accused of fatally stabbing another woman at a Toronto drug store has been declared fit to stand trial.
TORONTO — A major mall in a northwest part of Toronto is being evacuated as police investigate reports of gunshots at the shopping centre.
REGINA — Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner has found eight people inappropriately gained access to electronic health records of 10 Humboldt Broncos team members involved in a bus crash last April.
CALGARY — A lab assistant who admitted to snooping into the health records of almost one dozen Albertans has been fined $3,500.
DETROIT — A Detroit police corporal has been charged in the beating of a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit.
HALIFAX — An investigation by Nova Scotia's privacy commissioner says health officials have been caught “snooping” on personal health records — something she says is a serious invasion of privacy and a prosecutable offence.
CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says letters are being sent to 178 people notifying them that their health information was inappropriately accessed by an employee at a Calgary clinic.
Canadian Security magazine has released the full schedule and agenda for the forthcoming Focus on Healthcare Security event, which will be held Dec. 4 at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
Ensuring a safe and healthy environment on university campuses has always been a tall task for the security professionals at these institutions, but new risks and heightened awareness of existing problems have added new dimensions to the responsibilities of campus security departments.
PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for a college student who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity “Date Night” party and then driven across campus and assaulted again asked a U.S. appeals court Tuesday to hold the public college liable.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The commission investigating a shooting massacre at a Florida high school unanimously approved its initial findings and recommendations Wednesday, including a controversial proposal that teachers who volunteer and undergo training be allowed to carry guns.
An Ontario city that's frequently been home to large, rowdy student parties is enlisting a local university and the court system in an effort to curb public drunkenness.
SAN BRUNO, Calif.  A woman who believed she was being suppressed by YouTube and told her family members she "hated" the company opened fire at YouTube's headquarters in California, wounding three people before taking her own life, police said.
HALIFAX — A male Acadia University student accused of sexually assaulting a female student has failed in his bid to stop the school's Equity Office from investigating the allegation.
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Some students have difficulty trusting classmates outside their circle. Parents say interactions with school staff are more impersonal. Teachers worry that added security detracts from learning.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A shot was fired Thursday on the grounds of a suburban Albuquerque high school on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre, but police and school officials said no one was injured and a suspect was in custody.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some students around the country marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence Thursday or sombre vigils while others sought to find threads of positivity in the fabric of tragedy.
Last year's shooting at a Florida high school sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and set the stage for a significant shift in America's gun politics.
MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors say a 31-year-old security guard fired five shots into the windshield of a school bus that had scraped his car on a snowy highway near downtown Minneapolis, wounding the driver but not striking a child who was on board.
MONTREAL — Carbon monoxide detectors will become mandatory in all Quebec schools following an incident this week at a Montreal elementary school that sent at least 43 people to hospital, the provincial government announced Friday.
VICTORIA — British Columbia is proposing changes to its witness protection program in order to strengthen security for people who could provide police with information on serious crimes.
TORONTO — A man who killed two people and injured several others when he opened fire at Toronto's Eaton Centre may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, but prosecutors said Monday that doesn't mean he had no control over his actions.
MONTREAL — As police forces across Canada weigh the merits of equipping officers with body cameras, the country's second largest city has ruled them out as costly and ineffective.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Sheriffs in a dozen Washington counties say they won't enforce the state's sweeping new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional.
SYDNEY, Australia — Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and the biggest drug haul bound for Australia.
OTTAWA — The department responsible for security on Parliament Hill has apologized after an apparent incident of racial profiling took place on the Hill this week.
Winnipeg Transit drivers were told Thursday not to display messages on their buses in memory of a colleague murdered on the job exactly two years ago.
ORLANDO, Fla. — An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida's busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoints to a halt for hours, grounded flights and caused serious delays.
ATLANTA - The FBI says that security officials are being "inundated" with drones flying around the Atlanta stadium that will host Sunday's Super Bowl 53.
WINNIPEG — A transit bus driver who was killed at the end of a late-night shift could have responded differently to a passenger refusing to get off the bus but that didn't justify getting stabbed, the prosecution said Wednesday.
OTTAWA — Travellers caught sneaking small amounts of marijuana into Canada could soon be forced to pay fines.
The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 per cent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week.
Telus Corp. acknowledged Thursday that the deployment of its fifth-generation wireless network could be delayed and be more expensive than anticipated if Ottawa chooses to ban equipment from Huawei Technologies Inc.
BEIJING — U.S. and other countries have not presented any conclusive evidence that Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei Technologies threatens their national security and are merely stirring fears out of self-interest, a Chinese government spokeswoman said Wednesday.
CHARLOTTETOWN — Three whistleblowers whose private information was leaked from Prince Edward Island's government to the Liberal Party are suing a former premier and other top officials for a total of $1.3 million in damages for the economic and emotional toll on their lives.
HALIFAX — In an office in Toronto, there's a laptop that could contain the keys to unlock $180 million in digital assets — virtual money possibly lost after the recent death of the whiz kid who founded one of Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchanges.
OTTAWA —  Foreign hackers have targeted Canadian banks, mining companies and government institutions in recent years to steal valuable secrets and spread malware, a leading cybersecurity analyst warns.
WASHINGTON — A Canadian reader of U.S. news reports about last week's trade talks with China could be forgiven for wondering: what the heck happened to Huawei?
ASIS Toronto's annual Women in Security event, held Nov. 15, focused on changing attitudes towards diversity in the industry, as well as the value of networking and mentoring in career development.
Canadian Security celebrated the achievements of Silvia Fraser, head of security, City of Mississauga, on Oct. 24 with a gala event, dinner and award ceremony.
Canadian Security magazine held its 40th anniversary celebration Thursday in Toronto to mark the publication's four-decade milestone and celebrate the achievements of the security industry.
Global Security Exchange (GSX), held in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 24-27, was the first of the new-look, rebranded ASIS International conference and exhibits. According to ASIS, the conference drew approximately 20,000 attendees and 550 exhibitors from 113 different nations.
On May 3, the third ASIS Montréal event of 2018 was held.
April 15-18, 2018, marked the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety’s 50th Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event returned to Chicago where the IAHSS was founded in 1968. 2018’s AC&E was host to more than 550 attendees and exhibitors. This event addressed many challenges facing healthcare security leaders today while honouring the association's past. 

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