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March 30, 2019

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.

Maximizing de-escalation

The ultimate goal for police officers is to de-escalate a tense or potentially violent situation using as little force as possible in order to bring the event to a safe and successful conclusion. In order to maximize the ability for officers to avoid force, the Delta Police Department has trained its entire sworn cadre in a technique called ICAT (Integrating Communications and Tactics).
Blue Line Expo

Blue Line Expo is less than 3 weeks away!

Join Spirito, Cobra Cuffs, the Canadian Police Insignia Collector’s Association, Cambli Group and many others on the Blue Line Expo 2019 exhibition floor in Mississauga, Ont. You can still book your booth! (And special shout-out to our sponsors: Off The X Inc., Rogue Data Corp., Humber College, Commissionaires, Artcal Graphics and Whelen!) » Exhibit now!
Featured News 
First responder stamp

Canada Post presents Fredericton Police Force with replica first responder stamp

The Canada Post workers reached out to the Fredericton police after a call-to-action was issued from their national headquarters. Canada Post made enlarged replicas of the five special first responder stamps so offices across the country could present them to their local emergency responders. » Read more...

Woodstock Police Service mourns loss of constable to ALS

After a brave two-year battle against the degenerative neurological disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Woodstock Police Const. Jason Geerts was laid to rest earlier this month. » Read more...

Quebec man convicted in Mafia-linked conspiracy deported to Italy

Michele Torre, a Quebec man convicted in 1996 for his role in a Mafia-linked conspiracy, finally ran out of options to stay in Canada and boarded a plane this month to his native Italy, his lawyer said. » Read more...

Off the Shelf • Book review: Just a Cop by Hal Cunningham

Just a Cop sheds rare light on policing in a major North American city — Toronto. It reveals the transformation from seat-of-your-pants policing to the high-tech methods of today, with stops in uniform, undercover surveillance, supervisory and middle-management duties. » Read more...
The Podcast

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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Police Leadership Conference

Date: April 7-9, 2019 Location: Vancouver, B.C. » more info

International Financial Crimes Investigators Conference

Date: April 8-12, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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