Welcome to our inaugural newsletter intentionally designed to ‘Dispatch’ important news and announcements specific to the journal and the valuable contributions from the global community. As a follow up to each published issue we will highlight supplemental information regarding forthcoming ‘call for papers’, important statistics, and editorial appointments, to name just a few.

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Announcements from the Journal of CSWB's Editor-in-Chief, Norm Taylor.

The Journal Welcomes Matthew Torigian to the Role of Senior Contributing Editor

As former Ontario Deputy Minister for Community Safety, Matt was instrumental in bringing in new legislation to mandate collaborative CSWB Plans in all municipalities. In that role and in prior roles as Chief of Police in Waterloo Region and Past-President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, he has for many years been a prime driver of CSWB developments across Canada. Now, in his new role as a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, he brings a global perspective to his continuing leadership at the intersection of law enforcement and public health. Matt will work with the Journal's Editorial Team to develop and broaden the Journal's global voice, taking on specific responsibility for guiding a new stream of Supplemental Issues to deliver important sector-specific research and critical findings to those who need it in a timely and digestible manner.

Journal to Feature at LEPH2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland

We are pleased to have been selected to deliver a Major Session at the upcoming 5th international symposium for law enforcement and public health, currently scheduled for October 22. In a multi-part segment entitled Learning from Canada's Accelerating Journey toward Collaborative CSWB, Editor-in-Chief Norm Taylor will introduce and guide an interactive exchange tracing Canada's decade-long journey from a global search for smarter solutions to nation-wide adoption and one provincial mandate. The session will feature key architects of Canadian CSWB models including those leading their adoption and refinement, along with select case study experiences at the provincial and municipal level.

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Matthew Torigian

Senior Contributing Editor, JCSWB

Appointed a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and leading an initiative on Global Policing. Working with leaders in law enforcement, government, non-government organizations, and academics on reform initiatives throughout the world. Former Deputy Minister and Chief of Police, with a demonstrated leadership championing progressive public policy and policing modernization. Skilled in Community Safety, Criminal Investigations, Public Policy, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Services. Strong community and social services professional with a Masters of Public Administration, and Justice Studies Certificate from the FBI National Academy. Published in the fields of community policing/mobilization and contemporary issues in policing.


The latest issue of the Journal of CSWB is now available online! To view the Table of Contents and download articles from this issue, please visit:


Highlights from this issue include:

The British Columbia Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership: Interpreting and sharing timely illicit drug information to reduce harms [Original Research]
Jane A Buxton, Bill Spearn, Ashraf Amlani, Margot Kuo, Mark Lysyshyn, Sara Young, Roy Purssell, Kristi Papamihali, Christopher Mill, Aaron Shapiro, on behalf of the B.C. Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership

The dangers of non-powder firearms [Original Research]
Brandi A. Chrismas, Jack Powles

The Hub model: It’s time for an independent summative evaluation [Social Innovation Narrative]
Cal Corley, Gary Teare


Check out our Top 3 most read articles for the Journal of CSWB based on the number of full text views and downloads recorded on our website from May 22, 2018 – May 21, 2019. Click here to view other articles from our archives.

On the economics of post-traumatic stress disorder among first responders in Canada (14,411 Views)
Stuart Wilson, Harminder Guliani, Georgi Boichev
Vol 1, No 2 (2016)

Mobilizing and engaging your community to reduce victimization and reinvest police resources (4,419 Views)
J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes
Vol 1, No 2 (2016)

Treatment of psychopathic offenders: Evidence, issues, and controversies (2,385 Views)
Mark E. Olver
Vol 1, No 3 (2016)


JCSWB Cited in Ground-breaking Report

We are proud to have contributed to the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) latest report titled “Toward Peace, Harmony, and Well-Being: Policing in Indigenous Communities” with several works cited and our Editor-in-Chief, Norman Taylor, serving on the panel. The CCA finds that many indigenous communities do not receive policing services that meet their safety and security needs. We encourage you to review this report as it is of interest to all researchers, policy makers and practitioners in all CSWB sectors in Canada, as well as all nations facing Indigenous realities.


Call for Papers

Our open call for papers continues – original research, reviews, social innovations, commentaries, and more! We encourage your contributions to the growing CSWB and LEPH body of knowledge and evidence base. We invite you to review the Focus and Scope of the Journal of CSWB prior to making a submission to ensure your article is a suitable fit for the journal. If you have questions regarding the suitability of a submission or our author guidelines, please contact JCSWBCommunity@sgpublishing.ca.

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Become a Reviewer and Get Involved

Want to get involved with the journal? We invite you to register as a Reviewer with the journal. Getting involved in the peer review process can be a highly rewarding experience that can also improve your own research and help to further your career. Reviewers also play an integral role in ensuring the high standards of the journal are met through evaluating manuscripts and providing constructive criticism to editors and authors.

To register as a reviewer ensure the “reviewer” box is selected and reviewing interests are entered upon registering with the journal at: https://journalcswb.ca/index.php/cswb/user/register

Questions? Contact support@sgpublishing.ca

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The Fifth International Conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health

Date: 21-23 October 2019
Venue: Edinburgh, Scotland
Register: https://leph2019edinburgh.com/registration/


If you are interested in having your meeting featured in our newsletter, please contact JCSWBCommunity@sgpublishing.ca.

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