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November 8, 2018

Wave of new alarm response programs spreading

“We don’t want to waste highly paid, highly trained police officers running around because the vast majority of incidents are because either systems aren’t well designed or maintained or because the owners of the properties [don’t] do what’s expected of them...”

Police artists group raises more than $2,500 for charity

The Police Artists of Peel group, comprised of a dozen civilian, sworn, currently serving and retired members of the Peel Regional Police, recently hosted its 11th annual art show in Brampton, Ont., and raised more than $2,500 for Boots on the Ground.

Toronto Police Det. Chris Scherk receives Paul D. Boudreau Co-ordinator of the Year Award

In front of an international audience of Crime Stoppers delegates and distinguished guests, Det. Chris Scherk received a prestigious accolade in The Hague, Netherlands on Oct. 31, 2018.
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Congratulations to the 2019 Best Dressed Police Vehicle Award winners

Blue Line congratulates the winners of its annual Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards, the only program of its kind in Canada. The program showcases innovative and effective designs for police vehicle graphics and equipment packages and installation. These vehicles are often the most public face of policing and should reflect their communities as well as serve as a symbol of civic pride. » Read more...
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New protocol for measuring background levels of drugs in crime labs

When crime lab chemists handle evidence that contains illegal drugs, trace amounts of those drugs are inevitably released into the laboratory environment. To some degree, this is an unavoidable byproduct of the testing process, and it can result in detectable background levels of drugs in the lab. » Read more...

The rising costs and challenges of managing law enforcement health benefit plans

Police work takes a heavy toll on officers’ mental and physical health, and comprehensive health coverage must address the profession’s unique set of concerns and include counselling, wellness initiatives and a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP). » Read more...

Blue Line salutes ALL entries for Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards

Blue Line and Dave Brown, our Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards judge, were thoroughly impressed with the beautiful and professional designs submitted from police agencies across the country this year. We thank everyone who sent us an entry and truly wish we could honour you all. » Read more...

Trust and Confidence in Policing: A Canadian Perspective

Date: Nov. 14-16, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 64th Annual Session

Date: Nov. 16-19, 2018
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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9th Annual Law of Policing Conference

Date: Nov. 19-21, 2018
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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Leading Complex Systems Retreat

Date: Nov. 19-23, 2018
Location: Victoria, B.C.
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ONGIA 2018

Date: Nov. 20-23, 2018
Location: Huntsville, Ont.
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