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Should police sell guns? Some chiefs say no

It’s fears of tragedies that have created a split among law enforcement officials over the reselling of confiscated guns by police departments, a longtime practice allowed in most American states.

RCMP Musical Ride Tour raises $755,169

The RCMP Musical Ride, composed of a full troop of 32 riders and horses, has wrapped up its cross-country tour, which celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Border watchdog plan greeted warily by advocates of stronger review

A federally commissioned blueprint for a new watchdog to review Canada’s border agency has some worried it lacks the necessary bite to ensure true accountability.
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Smart Cities & Public Safety

On January 31, Panasonic Canada will be hosting a Smart City Public Safety Summit, a 1/2 day conference focusing on new and intelligent solutions that law enforcement agencies and municipalities across Canada can utilize in the changing landscape of Public Safety & IT in Canada. From Next-Gen technology including body-worn cameras to the latest digital video technology, this is a must-attend event for senior executives and IT personnel in Canadian policing and law enforcement. >> Register Today
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Flimsy fences, ferocious dogs: Canada’s top pot expert on weed’s path to legalization

Ernest Small, the principal research scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (and who was recently named to the Order of Canada), believes that cannabis is now “on the verge of huge changes that are agriculturally significant, in terms of the productivity of this plant.” » Read more...
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Call for submissions: Police Leadership Award 2018

For years now, the annual Blue Line Leadership Award recognizes and encourages a standard of excellence that exemplifies “Leadership as an Activity not a Position,” and pride in service to the public. Its goal is to increase effectiveness, influence and quality of police situational leadership from both an organizational and community perspective. The deadline for 2018 is fast approaching. Who is your police leader? >> Nominate today!

Concerns raised about fentanyl in correctional facilities

The union that represents Saskatchewan correctional workers wants more action from the province on the deadly drug fentanyl. » Read more...

School virtual shooter training program aimed at survival

Using cutting-edge video game technology and animation, the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department has developed a computer-based simulator that can train everyone from teachers to first responders on how to react to an active shooter scenario. » Read more...

Adaptability involves reframing our thinking

“From in-car cameras to the mandatory charges related to intimate domestic violence, to the exploration of wearing a body camera, police officers have already gone through significant progressive changes,” writes Michelle Vincent in last month’s Holding the Line column. “The upcoming legalization of marijuana will be another one.” » Read more...

Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Career Fair

Date: Jan. 18, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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NSSF Shot Show

Date: Jan. 23-26, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Paramedic Nat’s 2nd Annual Evening For Mental Health

Date: Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Thornton, Ont.
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3rd Annual Mission 500 Hockey Classic

Date: Feb. 15, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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