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January 3, 2019
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RCMP takes delivery of Canada’s first Airbus H145

Airbus has delivered Canada’s first H145 helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The aircraft will be based in Langley, B.C., and support operations throughout the province. This new aircraft delivery builds on Airbus’ dominant helicopter position in Canadian law enforcement, where it claims to have captured 83 per cent of the market.

Have you checked in on your sisters and brothers who are away from the job?

Whether we reach out ourselves or send a message to those who may provide a better connection, let’s talk about this “checking in” as a necessity and not assume it is being done, as the likelihood is it is not. Let’s voice the need to check in on our brothers and sisters, understanding we may be met with resentment, but doing it anyways.

CASE LAW: Unresolved safety concerns justified police entry into home following 911 call

“As is apparent, the [trial] judge found that the conduct of the police was motivated by a desire to fully investigate the circumstances of the 911 call, locate the subject of the call [the father] and ensure the occupants of the residence were safe. In essence, the judge concluded that the concerns of the police were honestly held and objectively reasonable on the information known to them...”
Blue Line Expo

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

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

AWLE pres: “The first Staff Sgt. Nichols in the family...” • VIDEO

Halifax Regional Police Staff Sgt. Carolyn Nichols, the president of AWLE (Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement), sat down with Blue Line on her third night shift as watch commander, when magazine staff were in town for the CACP (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police) Conference. Nichols, who is a third-generation police officer, began her policing career in 1999 and was promoted to her current rank in July. She shares her journey and why organizations like AWLE matter. » Read more...

N.B. police commission accused of violating privacy of officer in Oland case

The New Brunswick Police Commission’s handling of a probe into a senior police officer’s conduct in the murder investigation of millionaire businessman Richard Oland is an example of its “complete disregard of legislative rights,” the head of the New Brunswick Police Association says. » Read more...

911 service releases top 10 list of ill-considered calls

British Columbia’s largest emergency dispatch centre has released a list of unnecessary calls it received in 2018, ranging from someone reporting a lost jacket to a retailer refusing to redeem a coupon. » Read more...

Hells Angels re-establish East Coast presence

The Hells Angels have re-established an evolving presence in Atlantic Canada, although experts say they have not expanded their roster of full-patch members since first reappearing in the region more than two years ago. » Read more...
Blueline Podcast

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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