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January 10, 2019

Officers detained in Cuba have returned home

The families of two British Columbia police constables who had been detained in Cuba following an assault allegation say they have been declared innocent and returned home.

Police need clearly defined reason for stopping people for questioning: judge

Police and the public need to be able to clearly distinguish between valid street checks by officers and random stops that should be abandoned altogether, said Justice Michael Tulloch, a judge tasked with reviewing Ontario’s regulations on the issue.

Senior executive departs New Brunswick Police Commission

The head of New Brunswick’s independent police watchdog has left in the wake of a controversy surrounding its probe into an officer’s conduct following multi-millionaire businessman Richard Oland’s murder. New Brunswick Police Commission acting chairwoman Lynn Chaplin says Steve Roberge is no longer employed by the province of New Brunswick.
Blue Line Expo

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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!
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Police training

The professionalization of police training in Canada

Police agencies and educational institutions are continually striving to improve how police training, research and education are delivered. Innovative and creative change requires an understanding of how to integrate training to meet the future demands of the profession. » Read more...

Blue Line presents special anniversary issue

This month, 30 years ago, the very first issue of Blue Line rolled off the presses and into Toronto Police members’ mailboxes. We’ve put together a fun “look back” edition showcasing the past three decades of law enforcement coverage. Get in on the anniversary celebration! » Read more...

Defence Research and Development Canada completes public safety broadband trial

Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), working with Motorola Solutions and Ericsson, announced they have successfully completed their research trial of a dedicated public safety broadband network using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. » Read more...

Chief coroner launches review of police suicides

Ontario’s chief coroner has launched a review of police suicides that took place in the province last year after noticing a spike in officers killing themselves. Eight active officers and one recently retired officer died by suicide, Dr. Dirk Huyer said, noting that no more than five officers had taken their own lives in any one of the previous five years. » 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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