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VPD adds “pure” electric motorcycles to fleet

The Vancouver Police Department, with funding from the City of Vancouver, has added two fully-electric motorcycles to its fleet of vehicles, becoming “one of the first police agencies in Canada to use pure electric motorcycles for police operations.”

Larkin now leading OACP

Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin has been officially sworn in as the new president for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and told Blue Line he hopes to focus more on occupational stress within policing, the Strategy for a Safer Ontario and supporting Justice Michael H. Tulloch on his work, including street check reviews and files.
Digital tsunami

“Digital tsunami” comes to CACP 112th conference

“Policing in a Digital Society – Risks and Opportunities” was the theme of the 112th national Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) conference, which was held earlier this month in Montreal. » Read more...

Pro-Action Cops & Kids signs up for 2nd summer youth fashion program

This August, Pro-Action Cops & Kids and Toronto Fashion Academy will launch the second edition of the Joan Kelley Walker Summer Youth Fashion Initiative, which offered 20 youths in the community free fashion workshops in 2016. » Read more...

Chevrolet Caprice PPV becomes relic of past

The Chevrolet Caprice PPV, or Police Pursuit Vehicle, is no longer being produced, as confirmed by Afaf Farah with Chevrolet Communications in an email reply to Blue Line. While this model was never available to the Canadian market, it always sparked interest among our readers and especially in our online forum. » Read more...

Should police be allowed to shame suspects on Facebook?

Police departments are increasingly using Facebook to inform the community about what they¹re doing and who they¹re arresting. Some add a little humour to the mix. » Read more...