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October 11, 2018
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Emerging tech that can make smart cities safer

Exponential technologies, big data and advanced analytics are revolutionizing policing across Canada and around the world. While they can’t replace the human element and back-to-basics policing, these real, emerging, or aspirational technologies are disrupting traditional policing models for the better.

IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center updates active shooter papers

To aid agencies in developing policies that embrace the concept of immediate action, in conjunction with a co-ordinated approach with other first responders, the IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center has developed updated guidance regarding the preferred response to active shooter situations.

B.C. church collecting donations for constables trapped in Cuba

Two Vancouver-area police officers continue to be held in Cuba over an alleged sexual assault after six months, as reported earlier in September by the CBC, and one British Columbia congregation is doing what it can to help support them.
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Cybercrime Week

How are you managing cybercrime?

Blue Line is hosting a short survey so we can learn more about how our readers relate to the growing prevalence of cybercrime. It should only take five minutes! Results are anonymous and will be shared during Blue Line’s upcoming Cybercrime Week (Oct. 22-26), sponsored by Cyber Security Canada.
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Featured News 

Emergency Response Portal rebrands as Situalis

The Emergency Response Portal, the secure, web-based “software as a service” product Blue Line featured as its March 2018 cover story, is now known as Situalis. » Read more...

Correction head OK with transfer of Tori Stafford’s killer to healing lodge

The official charged with reviewing the controversial transfer of Tori Stafford’s killer from a medium security prison to an Indigenous healing lodge says she is comfortable with the decision to move Terri-Lynne McClintic. » Read more...

Officers decry ‘offensive’ limits on pot use planned by RCMP, other forces

Some police forces are implementing nonsensical and downright offensive policies that prohibit or severely limit off-duty cannabis use, says a national association that represents front-line officers. » Read more...

FBINAA European Chapter focuses on cybercrime at training event

The FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) European Chapter training event held recently in Helsinki, Finland, gathered senior law enforcement and security officials from across Europe to focus on combatting global crime and international terrorism. These meetings focused on cybercrime and the threats, challenges and opportunities that social media presents from the perspective of law enforcement authorities. » Read more...
Chief's Gala

Out of the Blue Gala 2018

Date: Oct. 13, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Back on Track Conference & Gala - Odd Squad

Date: Oct. 19, 2018
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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Unmanned Canada 2018

Date: Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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Toronto Police Chief's Gala

Date: Nov. 1, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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