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April 4, 2019
Brantford Police Service

Laurier LaunchPad startup raises $1M for road-safety technology

Wilfrid Laurier University students Harmeet Chauhan and Rahul Malhotra, Laurier business graduate Baltej Sandhu and University of Waterloo student Dastiger Khan launched Guard-Ex in 2017 to address the need for an “accurate and unbiased roadside impairment screening device” for law enforcement.

Free sight-saving exams for working police/service dogs

This May, more than 7,500 service and working animals will receive free sight-saving eye exams in Canada, the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event was developed as a national platform to address eye health, which is critical for the safety of the animals and their handlers

‘It still knocks you down:’ First responders reflect on Humboldt Broncos crash

When Brian Starkell drives a particular stretch of highway in Saskatchewan, his stomach drops as he approaches the intersection that changed so many lives.
Blue Line Expo

Blue Line Expo is less than 2 weeks away!

Join Genetec, First Response, Panasonic, MaestroVision and many others on the Blue Line Expo 2019 exhibition floor in Mississauga, Ont. Believe it or not, you can still book your booth for April 16! (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 
The Haven

VIDEO • Have you heard about The Haven & what it can do for first responders?

Blue Line takes a spring walk in the park with our Holding the Line columnist to learn more about The Haven. Also, take a look at her past column, “A physical, safe place to be in crisis… What does this mean for us?” for more on this occupational-specific and cost-efficient non-profit. » Watch video...

Supreme Court stresses jail should be ‘last resort’ for people awaiting trial

Making an accused person wait in jail before trial should be the exception, not the rule, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision that affirms a key legal safeguard intended to ensure speedy justice. » Read more...

Homewood Ravensview mental health centre announces opening date

Homewood Ravensview, part of Homewood Health, will begin providing inpatient treatment for mental health, addiction and concurrent conditions on May 22, 2019, on Vancouver Island's Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia. » Read more...

Ontario launching new mental health supports for provincial police officers

Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Sylvia Jones said the Ontario Provincial Police are facing a mental health crisis, with 13 officers having taken their own lives since 2012. » Read more...
The Podcast

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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International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference

Date: April 8-13, 2019
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Risk & Recovery Conference

Date: April 10-12, 2019
Location: Hamilton, Ont.
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