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November 15, 2018

Back of the Book • Constables trapped in Cuba in critical need of justice

Const. Mark Simms and Const. Jordan Long, two B.C. police officers, face a situation of grave injustice in Cuba. Detained in mid-March after criminal accusations were made against them by a Canadian woman, they are still there. They have not been allowed to leave the country.

New chief at Thunder Bay Police Services

Sylvie G. Hauth has been appointed Chief of Police at Thunder Bay Police Services.

First Edmonton police officer killed in the line of duty honoured with monument

The first Edmonton police officer killed in the line of duty, Const. Frank Beevers, was honoured with a monument after it was discovered his grave was left unmarked for nearly a century.
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Safe, smart cities: Enormous potential, significant challenges

In safe, smart cities, police services form part of a web of municipal agencies and departments—and connected devices and data streams. This digital integration can enable them to deliver services more effectively than ever, as Cascais in Portugal has proven.

Yet smart cities also face significant challenges. Citizens are concerned about how their data is being shared and used. City administrators wrestle with how to manage myriad integrated domains to realize efficiencies and coordinate efforts. And then there's the question of funding.
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10 Kit items

10 non-issued kit items every officer could use

Work kits can be lacking; that’s not news to those of us working in law enforcement. Sometimes they’re a poor fit. Other times, the kits are just not specific enough to the environment. Regardless, more often than not, an officer seems to eventually feel the need to customize his or her kit to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and reduce weight. » Read more...
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Blue Line Expo

Save the date! Book your booth! Blue Line Expo is April 16

Join Distribution Elite, Tier One Armament and the University of Guelph-Humber on the Blue Line Expo 2019 exhibition floor in Mississauga, Ont. It’s never too early to book your space! » Book your booth!
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Manitoba police agencies to install to evidence-based risk assessment tool

Manitoba is investing over $310,000 in a new tool that will allow nine police agencies to improve how they respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis, with the goal of de-escalating potentially dangerous situations, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced recently. » Read more...

Feds unveil the Canada Pride Citation for LGBTQ2 RCMP members

Member of Parliament and the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues, Randy Boissonnault, unveiled the design of the new Canada Pride Citation on November 6. The Citation is one element in the implementation of the Final Settlement Agreement of the Ross, Roy, Satalic Class Action, often referred to as the ‘LGBT Purge’ Class Action. » Read more...

23 year-old Calgary driver gets West Vancouver’s first cannabis ticket

Const. Jeff Palmer of West Vancouver Police says an officer at a roadblock saw an unlit pipe in the centre console of a man’s 2010 Jeep packed with what appeared to be cannabis. Palmer says there was no indication that the driver was impaired so he was allowed to go, but not before being handed a $230 ticket. » Read more...

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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8th Annual Crime Prevention Conference

Date: Nov. 20, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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