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Posted On Tuesday, November 24, 2020

In February 2020, the Peel Regional Police Canine Unit began a selection process to fill a vacancy left by a retiring member, PSD Diesel.  As with every part of daily life during the Covid-19 pandemic, this selection process was not business as usual.  From applicant interviews and obstacle course time trials, to the sourcing and selection of potential dogs, everything was slow and cautious to ensure the safety of everyone involved.  However, like most things in...
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Posted On Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Coast 2Anne is an older woman in her seventies. She struggles with severe depression. She has encountered many challenges finding support because her home is at the border between Toronto and Peel.
Her family decided to contact the 24/7 crisis line on her behalf to get her some help.
At the time of the call, Anne had not been sleeping or eating in weeks and was always worrying. This behaviour escalated in September when the COVID restrictions loosened up. You see, Anne worried...

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Posted On Monday, November 16, 2020

ReflectingI am French Canadian and bilingual. In my earlier years, I saw life through only this lens.
However, later on, I was made aware that I have a Métis heritage. This part of my history has been vague, distant, and as of more recently, at times a source of an emotional struggle for me.
As time went on, I learned the basics; that my Métis roots run deep on my maternal grandmother’s side. Because of prejudices that my grandmother and her ancestors suffered...

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Posted On Monday, November 09, 2020

More Community Stations Opened in Peel Region: Downtown Brampton's is now virtual to effectively serve Brampton and Mississauga's communities. Peel Regional Police have opened two community sub-stations. The Malton community station has re-opened, and in response to the unique needs of the citizens of downtown Brampton, the new sub-station is a virtual one.
"Downtown Brampton and its' concerns differ greatly from those of the Malton community PRP's response has been designed...

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Posted On Sunday, November 08, 2020

MCRRT 3The Peel Regional Police Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (M.C.R.R.T.) is busy at work every day. An officer and crisis worker united together to answer the call of those in crisis. Amid the pandemic, symptoms have been escalating for those in the Peel community living with various mental health and additional issues. However, many do not know what this looks like and would like some insight.  
The day begins quickly, M.C.R.R.T. heads to a real-time call where a couple...

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