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February 21, 2019

Dealing effectively with suspect ultimatums during police questioning

It is not unusual for a suspect who is being questioned by police to issue an ultimatum; to say to the investigator that if they persist with a certain line of questioning, the suspect will fully exercise their right to silence and stop talking. The question for investigators is how to deal effectively with such ultimatums.

VIDEO • Burnout, data & illicit fentanyl...

Canada’s premier event for the law enforcement community is back! At Blue Line Expo 2019, explore how Halton Regional Police Service is more than ready for Next Generation 911, how to perform optimally on any shift schedule and thoughts on combating human trafficking, organ trafficking, elder abuse and fentanyl. Plus, Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Sylvia Jones, will be stopping by for a special presentation on respecting policing in the province.

Back of the Book: The OPP commissioner kerfuffle

“If and when politics is seen to have permeated policing in any way whatsoever, the independence of law enforcement and the unblemished rule of law becomes severely tainted,” writes R.J. (Bob) Fitches, a retired OPP superintendent, in this month’s Back of the Book section.
Blue Line Expo

Blue Line Expo is fast approaching!

Join Brother Canada, Cambli, Tasmanian Tiger, Global Star, SP Dynamic, Fundy Tactical and many others on the Blue Line Expo 2019 exhibition floor in Mississauga, Ont. Book your space now — it’s going fast! (And special shout-out to our sponsors: Off The X Inc., Humber College, Commissionaires, Artcal Graphics and Whelen!) » Book your booth!
Featured News 
Role confusion

Cleaning up the peace officer role confusion in Alberta

It's 4 p.m. on a Sunday evening. You’re alone in your patrol vehicle about 30 kilometers from your detachment. A complaint comes through about a vehicle driving erratically. The car was spotted in the opposite direction of where you are patrolling. The only other officer on duty is dealing with another call. What do you do? » Read more...

$11 million invested into post-traumatic stress research in public safety officers

The Canadian Institute of Health Research said in a news release that, “with more research, we can better determine which policies, programs and treatments will make the most difference for the mental wellness and resilience of people in public safety occupations.” » Read more...

ASIS Toronto: The road from policing to private security

The transition from policing to private security can be challenging for life-long police officers. To that end, the Toronto chapter of ASIS International sought to demystify the world of corporate security for interested police officers, with a special event held recently in Brampton, Ont. » Read more...

B.C. proposes stronger security for witnesses at criminal trials

British Columbia is proposing changes to its witness protection program in order to strengthen security for people who could provide police with information on serious crimes. » Read more...
The Podcast

Guelph Emergency Services Charity Hockey Game

Date: Feb. 22, 2019
Location: Guelph, Ont.
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Security | Fire | Police Career Expo & Job Fair

Date: March 7, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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FREE Seminar Personal Security Tradecraft - Women Only

Date: March 9, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Police vs. Fire Charity Lacrosse Game

Date: March 16, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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