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December 22, 2018
Smith & Wesson

Blue Line, The Podcast streaming now!

We’ve dipped our toes into new waters! Listen to the first episode of our latest venture — podcasting. We chat with Mick Creedon, the former chief constable in Derbyshire, England, about financial investigation as part of the investigators’ toolbox and more.

Setting our sights on rifle optics

Given enough time, sight systems help an officer stop a deadly threat with near-surgical precision. But is anyone ever given “enough” time in real life encounters? If the various choices in close- and intermediate-range sights are virtually equal for accuracy, the question then arises… which one is fastest? That’s where Blue Line comes in. We tested four different sight systems for both speed and accuracy, using the firearms training simulator from MantisX.
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Isabelle Sauve

Blue Line columnist wins Antarctica footrace

Congratulations to OPP officer Isabelle Sauve, who won the Last Desert 2018 (women), Antarctica’s only multi-stage footrace. She has now joined the 4 Deserts club — having successfully completed four 250-kilometre, self-supported footraces across “the hottest, coldest, windiest and driest places on Earth.” » Read more...

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. » Read more...

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. » Read more...

Curbing gun violence

“The question right now is do we need more police officers to deal with gangs? Or, do we need to find a better way to deal with the gangs?” says acting Toronto Police Supt. Bryan Bott. “It’s not just police officers that deal with gangs. It’s not just a police problem; it’s a societal problem... It’s an issue that we really have to talk about.” » 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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