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December 13, 2018

Should social media check be required to get a gun license?

A New York lawmaker is raising the question with a bill that would require police to scrutinize the social media activity and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who have published violent or hateful posts.

Inquest into fatal RCMP shooting hears that man pretended to reach for weapon

A coroner’s inquest into a fatal shooting of a driver by RCMP in Saskatchewan has heard that a passenger in the vehicle told investigators the man wanted to die and pretended to reach for a weapon.

Re-imagining policing for the digital age

The development of technologies such as encryption, the dark web and cryptocurrencies have created a situation where criminals who are abusing children, trafficking human beings, committing fraud online or enabling terrorism almost have an unlimited right to digital privacy, shielding them from investigation and prosecution through technological means.
Blue Line Expo

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

Join MaestroVision Inc, Panasonic, SAM Medical & Rampart on the Blue Line Expo 2019 exhibition floor in Mississauga, Ont. It’s never too early to book your booth. (And special shout-out to Off The X Inc., our Gold Sponsor!) » Book your booth!
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PESM stickers

Vinyl stickers now available for Police Exemplary Service Medal recipients

Recipients of the Governor General’s Police Exemplary Service Medal (PESM) are invited to order a special vinyl sticker created just for these award winners. This sticker program is being offered across Canada to any serving or retired officer that has been awarded this medal. Proceeds will go to a new Ontario-based non-profit, Boots on the Ground, which offers peer support to first responders on the phone and in person. » Read more...

Espionage, ID theft? Myriad risks from stolen Marriott data

The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and specific it could be used for espionage, identity theft, reputational attacks and even home burglaries, security experts say. » Read more...

Blue Line Health & Wellness columnist wins Antarctica footrace

Congratulations to Blue Line’s Health & Wellness columnist, OPP officer Isabelle Sauve, who has won the women’s section in the Last Desert 2018, Antarctica’s only multi-stage footrace. » Read more...

Off The Shelf • You Can’t Make This Sh#t Up by Randy Ward

Folks are often surprised how horrific events can be but also how many humorous situations take place in the line of duty. Randy’s book has shared many stories that demonstrate this. It is a quick, easy enjoyable read. » Read more...

NSSF Shot Show

Date: Jan. 22-25, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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B.C. First Responders’ Mental Health Conference

Date: Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2019
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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Officer Safety and Wellness Symposium

Date: Feb. 18-19, 2019
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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