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2017 Police motorcycle testing results.

The police cars and SUVs get all the attention during the annual Michigan State Police Vehicle Tests held each September at the Grattan Raceway Park in Belding, Michigan (about 260km north-west of Detroit), but police motorcycles are also tested annually on most of the same criteria. (This story appears in the April 2017 edition of Blue Line Magazine. The entire edition can be found at:

Ontario offers Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service wage parity with provincial police force

Canada’s largest First Nations police force in Ontario will now be getting paid on the same level as the provincial force. The chief of the country’s largest First Nations police service says his officers are ecstatic.

'Put down the firearm and pick up your phone': RCMP commander speaks out on rural crime, policing

Saskatchewan’s top mountie says he is concerned about volatility in rural Saskatchewan, including reports of farmers carrying guns to protect themselves and widespread support for more relaxed self-defence laws among the province’s rural municipalities.

Montreal police chief says it could take up to a decade to clean up force

Montreal's police chief said Friday it could take between five and ten years to bring about a change to the internal culture within the embattled force. Philippe Pichet presented his plan to restore public confidence in Montreal law enforcement, which has been plagued by allegations of corruption and wrong doing within its ranks in recent months.
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Report into police oversight bodies in Ontario to be released today

A nearly year-long review of Ontario’s three police oversight bodies is set to be released today by Justice Michael Tulloch. He was asked last April to make recommendations to enhance the transparency and accountability of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC). » Read more...

'Aggressive investigation' leads to arrest in Saskatoon provincial courthouse explosion

A 44-year-old man charged in an explosion outside the Saskatoon provincial courthouse appeared Monday in the very building he’s accused of trying to destroy. » Read more...

Surrey Creep Catchers leader says he was arrested by RCMP

The president of the vigilante group Surrey Creep Catchers says he was arrested Monday night following a confrontation with a man the organization's members accused of being a pedophile. Ryan LaForge, president of the group, posted a Facebook Live video late Monday saying he was “arrested and charged for assault” after conducting a “citizen's arrest” of a target. » Read more...

OIPRD Releases Interim Report on Police Interactions with People in Crisis

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) today released its interim systemic review report on police interactions with people in crisis and use of force. » Read more...

Mayor, police chief patrol Winnipeg's North End with Bear Clan

The Bear Clan Patrol welcomed some high-profile honorary members during a walk through Winnipeg's North End on Wednesday night. Mayor Brian Bowman and police Chief Danny Smyth joined the grassroots group on patrol, and were well received. » Read more...
Blue Line Expo

Blue Line Expo & Conference

Date: May 2, 2017
Location: Mississauga, ON
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OACP Annual Meeting

Date: June 11-14, 2017
Location: Waterloo, ON
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CACP Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Date:July 16-19, 2017
Location: Longueil (Montreal), Que.
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