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April 11, 2019

All engines go for the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

After months of delays, the Government of Canada’s Memorial Grant Program for First Responders, first established last year, now has a fully operational website and is formally accepting applications.

When media releases and tweets don’t do the trick

So, what exactly is corporate communications? While it incorporates media relations and social media, it is so much more than press releases, talking to reporters and tweeting. If your organization is only focused on media relations and social media, you need to ask if you are missing the mark?

The weight of the uniform

“Being a new officer at the time, I was assigned various tasks, one of which was tagging the deceased and noting their sitting positions in the vehicle. This was my first police experience with a deceased person and the other officers advised me that the best way to deal with death is ‘touching’ the deceased. This was my initiation to policing and I learned later this was my ‘therapy’ as well.”
Blue Line Expo

Blue Line Expo is NEXT WEEK!

Come to the International Centre in Mississauga on April 16 for Canada’s premier event for the law enforcement community! Blue Line Expo brings together the best of law enforcement for a day of learning, networking and review of the latest technology, services and products shaping the market. (And special shout-out to our sponsors: Off The X Inc., Rogue Data Corp., Humber College, Commissionaires, Artcal Graphics and Whelen!) » Exhibit now!
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Eyewitness testimony

The science behind the fallibility of eyewitness testimony

Police officers are in the vanguard of the law enforcement process. Their initial interactions with witnesses at an accident or crime scene can have a profound effect on the entire judicial process... » Watch video...

Action plan on Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries launched

The feds have announced the release of Supporting Canada’s Public Safety Personnel: An Action Plan on Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries. The plan was developed based on consultations with public safety organizations, other levels of government, academia, union representatives, mental health professionals and non-governmental organizations. » Read more...

Women from Peterborough Police Service celebrated in Inspire project

Inspire: The Women’s Portrait Project announced 10 women from the Peterborough Police Service are highlighted in their exhibit at the 7th Annual SPARK Photo Festival taking place for the month of April. » Read more...

Retirements, promotions & more

Check out our Dispatches section online! We update it at least once a month to give you’re the headlines on who’s retiring, who has been promoted and who has been receiving awards for their dedication. » Read more...

Battle of the Badges Hockey Tournament

Date: April 12-14, 2019
Location: North York, Ont.
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CBRNe Convergence Canada

Date: April 16-17, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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Reid P.E.A.C.E. Method of Investigative Training Program • Ontario

Date: April 16-17, 2019
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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Blue Line Expo

Date: April 16, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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