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NFPA releases world’s first active shooter/hostile event standard

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released NFPA 3000TM (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program to help communities “holistically deal with the fast-growing number of mass casualty incidents that continue to occur throughout the world.”

RCMP collaborating to modernize Canadian National Sex Offender Registry

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will be working with OffenderWatch, a public safety sex offender registry network in the United States, to modernize the Canadian National Sex Offender Registry. This marks the first time OffenderWatch, headquartered in Covington, La., has worked with a law enforcement agency outside of the U.S.

Use of Force Simulation Lab for police training opens in Brandon, Man.

The Manitoba government, Assiniboine Community College and the Brandon Police Service (BPS) have partnered to develop a Use of Force Simulation Lab, which has been officially opened at the college’s Victoria Avenue East campus in Brandon.
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Technologies that make a difference

The car is several meters away, with only the passenger’s side visible to the naked eye, but that doesn’t matter. A 360-degree camera immediately zeros in on the suspect — the same suspect who had been previously identified in a crowded room via facial recognition software less than an hour before. This is just one scenario in which evolving technology can be used to make communities smarter, safer and more sustainable. Learn more about the future of public safety in smart cities... >> Learn more
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PHOTOS: Technology talk steals the show at Blue Line Expo 2018

On May 3, Blue Line hosted its annual Blue Line Expo, Canada’s premier event for the law enforcement community, at the International Centre in Mississauga. Take a look at our online gallery. » Read more...

Portable device can detect fentanyl in street drugs within seconds: researchers

Scientists at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University have set up a mass spectrometer instrument at a supervised injection site within the Sandy Hill Community Health Center in the nation’s capital, which like many Canadian cities has witnessed rising numbers of overdose deaths due to the illicit narcotic. » Read more...

New RCMP chief’s philosophy: ‘Be kind and take care of others, have fun’

When she ran the RCMP’s training academy in Regina, Brenda Lucki told graduating cadets to make the communities they serve better, to be kind and take care of others, to look after themselves and, above all, to have fun. » Read more...

Real estate association calls for moratorium on homegrown recreational cannabis

Canada’s real estate industry organization is calling for a moratorium on growing recreational marijuana at home until the government sets out nationwide regulations for the practice. » Read more...
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Covert Entry Concepts Course

Date: May 12-13, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Safe Dial Mechanics Course

Date: May 14-15, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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International Police Association Canada AGM

Date: May 24-29, 2018
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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The Other Side of the Hero - A Screening

Date: May 24, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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National Crime Stoppers Conference

Date: May 31-June 4, 2018
Location: Hamilton, Ont.
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