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January 17, 2019

Location matters: Strip searches

Despite the reasonable manner in which a strip search was conducted, its location nevertheless rendered it a s. 8 Charter breach. Read more in the latest Case Law column.

Wikwemkong Tribal Police Service launches new website

“It was recognized through feedback from our communities that we needed to have more effective lines of communication with our people in order to share the future vision and the direction of WTPS.”

Motorola Solutions announces Critical Connect

Motorola Solutions has launched cloud-based Critical Connect, where Canadian public safety agencies can quickly connect their ASTRO 25 land mobile radio (LMR) systems to communicate with each other.
Blue Line Expo

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

Join Kle Distributors, Artcal Graphics, Panasonic, Wilfrid Laurier University and many others on the Blue Line Expo 2019 exhibition floor in Mississauga, Ont. It’s never too early to book your space! (And special shout-out to our sponsors: Off The X Inc., The School of Social and Community Services at Humber, and Commissionaires!) » Book your booth!
Featured News 

From paper to computers... 30 years of technology in law enforcement

Back in 1989 when Blue Line was first published, technology in law enforcement was a fairly primitive affair, and much of the daily work centred around paper —  lots of it. Most patrol officers carried a briefcase filled with numerous five- or six-part reports, which used thin carbon-paper inserts to transfer the hand-written word through to the parts below. » Read more...

Are you a problem-solver or solution-focuser?

“As we enter the new year, we often come up with a fresh look at what we would like to change in our lives. As I look around at the people in this world and how they go about achieving their goals, I notice there are two approaches typically taken...” writes Holding the Line columnist Michelle Vincent. » Read more...

Back of the Book • The value in foot drill class

“There has always been an argument that foot drill tends to turn inductees into automatons, taking away their ability to think as individuals. The activity seems more appropriate for an army. It would be interesting to assess the investigative abilities of those who have experienced a curriculum containing foot drill versus those who have not.” » Read more...

RCMP to review arrests at B.C. pipeline blockade

The RCMP will review the actions of officers who arrested 14 people at an Indigenous pipeline blockade in northwestern British Columbia, and will also erect a temporary detachment to maintain safety in the area. » 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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