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Q&A with Chief Marlo Pritchard

Weyburn Police Service is currently celebrating 60 years since its rebirth. Chief Marlo Pritchard gives Blue Line the details on the unique “split service” history and lessons he’s learned from his 35 years in law enforcement, including time as a civilian police officer in the United Nations mission in Kosovo.

The future of police recruiting in Edmonton

Edmonton Police Service recruiters felt that good candidates were failing their applications due to small problems that could be easily solved with a bit of mentoring — problems such as a lack of confidence, or discomfort with the demanding academy expectations that often go hand-in-hand with police training. In response, the EPS created the Mentoring Academy.
Featured News 

Pedal for the Past raises $18.4K for OPP Museum

Friends of the OPP Museum, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the museum, hosted its Annual Pedal for the Past event in Midland, Ont. at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons historic site. Sixty-two serving and retired officers, as well as friends and family took to their bikes (and their feet!) for a 100 km, 50 km or 25 km ride for the fundraiser. » Read more...

A false misunderstanding of segregation

There has been much debate in the news, social media and social service reports on segregation/solitary confinement and interest groups have been calling to abolish or strictly limit the use of segregation in Canada’s correctional institutions. This stance fails to take into consideration the reality faced by correctional officers daily. » Read more...

Manslaughter charges against alleged fentanyl dealers piling up

Several forces and prosecutors across the country are now laying manslaughter charges against those who allegedly supplied fentanyl to people who overdosed and died. » Read more...

A “Google” for police & Rick Hillier...

Blue Line attended Panasonic Toughbook’s Mobility Forum 2017 for a look at new storage orchestration technology and inspirational words from former Canada Forces chief of defence staff Rick Hillier. » Read more...

2nd International Policing Cybercrime Summit

Date: Nov. 6-8, 2017
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement Conference

Date: Nov. 7-10, 2017
Location: Membertou, N.S.
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Canadian Critical Incident Inc. Annual Fall Seminar

Date: Nov. 13-16, 2017
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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CACP Counter Terrorism and National Security Forum

Date: Nov. 15-16, 2017
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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Ontario Association of Police Services Board Labour Seminar

Date: Nov. 16-17, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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