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March 14, 2019
Harassment at Work Symposium

Blue Line, The Podcast: Breadcrumbs & attribution

Episode Two of Blue Line, The Podcast continues on with our cybercrime and financial investigation topic. We speak with Nick Ibbott, a retired police detective with 30 years of experience with the York Regional Police in Ontario. We wade into the cyber landscape with Ibbott and the law enforcement training gap he’s seeing when it comes to wrangling digital crimes and investigations. A big question he’s hearing is: “How do we attribute crimes when all this data is floating around?"

Delta Police moving to Gen 5 Glock pistols

Deputy Chief Norm Lipinski confirmed to Blue Line that “this spring Delta Police is moving to the Gen 5 9mm caliber Glock pistol, replacing its Glock Model 22, Gen 3, which is about 14 years old on average.”

Laurier researchers aim to prevent post-traumatic stress injuries

On any given shift, police officers might be called to the scene of a car crash, an overdose, even a murder. One result is that 40 per cent of Canadian public safety personnel have experienced post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI). This statistic resonates deeply with Eliana Barrios Suarez, associate professor of social work at Wilfrid Laurier University and the leader of a new study that aims to reduce the risks of PTSI in police forces.
Blue Line Expo

Blue Line Expo is fast approaching!

Join OmniView Tech, Black Bear Gear, Tasmanian Tiger, Rampart, SP Dynamic, Panasonic, Seneca College 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 
Career Expo

Security, Police and Fire collaborate for Career Expo • PHOTOS

Blue Line collaborated with fellow Annex Business Media publications Canadian Security and Fire Fighting in Canada to host a career expo last week. This job fair was designed to meet the needs of up-and-coming security professionals, law enforcement officers and firefighters. It was a huge success! » Read more...

Monitoring hate speech as a law enforcement tool

Hatebase is a repository of multilingual hate speech which can be used to assess trending attitudes toward targeted groups, particularly groups based on nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and class. » Read more...

Hot wheels: Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards 2019

Laval’s police fleet is bidding farewell to its stark white cars with the pink and blue dabs of colour, which it has had for “many years.” The major change — a return to a classic black and white choice — didn’t go unnoticed by our judge, Dave Brown, also a longtime contributor to Blue Line. And so, this year’s Best Dressed Police Vehicle Award winner is SPL’s automatic, 3.5 turbo, all-wheel drive Ford Taurus, boasting updated reflective components and chevrons galore. » Read more...

Sheriff hurt, trio arrested, during takedown of allegedly stolen truck

RCMP say a member of the Alberta Sheriffs Branch has been injured in a head-on collision with a stolen vehicle. » Read more...
The Podcast

Police vs. Fire Charity Lacrosse Game

Date: March 16, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Developing Leadership Impact Retreat

Date: March 18-21, 2019
Location: Victoria, B.C.
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World Association of Detectives 2019 Midterm Meeting

Date: March 21-23, 2019
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Corrections 1st Annual Bonspiel

Date: March 23, 2019 Location: Gananoque, Ont. » more info