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March 21, 2019

Alberta creates unit to fight hate crimes

Premier Rachel Notley says a new unit will bring together specialists from various police forces to focus exclusively on hate groups and hate crimes.

Booming maritime trade provides opportunities for smugglers

Traffic at Canada’s second-largest port, Port of Montreal, rose nine per cent in 2018 to the equivalent of more than 1.6 million 20-foot containers for the fifth straight year of record volumes, prompting concerns the docks will be overloaded by 2022. Vancouver and Halifax, the largest and third-largest ports, respectively, also saw record container traffic last year.

‘Children are going to die:’ Advocate’s report on Tina Fontaine urges changes

Manitoba’s children’s advocate says there are many children in care who are in danger of being sexually exploited or dying almost five years after an Indigenous teenager’s body was found in a river.
Blue Line Expo

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Featured News 
Maximizing de-escalation

Maximizing de-escalation

As mental health related calls for service continue to increase, the Delta Police Department (DPD) has opted for a new approach to keeping people — and police officers — safe. In order to maximize the ability for officers to avoid force, the DPD has trained its entire sworn cadre in a technique called ICAT (Integrating Communications and Tactics). » Read more...

Back of the Book • Dancing in the dark with gun smugglers

The government recently announced $51.5 million in new funding for the CBSA to fight gun smuggling. Funding was announced for training in deep concealment searches and canine teams. This is all good news. But there’s one thing missing: intelligence. » Read more...

New police chief selected in Calgary

Calgary’s police commission has appointed Mark Neufeld as the new police chief, following ratification by city council. Neufeld spent 24 years with the Edmonton Police Service and two years as the police chief in Camrose. » Read more...

Helping law enforcement catch child abusers

Law enforcement officers around the globe are becoming increasingly adept at catching child traffickers, child sexual abusers and online pornographers. Artificial intelligence is helping to grow the capture rate exponentially while simultaneously reducing the human toll on law enforcement and data mining staff. In fact, evidence now shows that the psychological damage from viewing online images while vetting child-centered sex trafficking online has an adverse effect on our men and women in blue. » Read more...
The Podcast

Corrections 1st Annual Bonspiel

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

Shane Flannigan: My journey with PTSD

Date: March 23, 2019
Location: Welland, Ont.
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Personal Security Tradecraft & Combatives w/ Delta2Alpha

Date: March 30-31, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Initial Digital Investigations Gateway Course

Date: April 1-5, 2019
Location: Newmarket, Ont.
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2019 Canadian Critical Incident Stress Congress

Date: April 2-5, 2019
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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