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April 18, 2019
The podcast

Q&A with Edmonton's new police chief

Dale McFee is Edmonton’s new police chief, an “internationally recognized innovator and executive leader with a solid background in the fields of policing, community safety and public service.” He served as the chief of police in Prince Albert and as the deputy minister of Corrections and Policing in Saskatchewan. He digs deeper with Blue Line on how his past experiences will help shape the years ahead.

Canadians divided on banning handguns, assault style firearms: consultation

A federal report says opinions expressed during in-person discussions and through written submissions both opposed and supported outlawing handguns and assault-style firearms. In contrast, most people who responded to a questionnaire were against a ban.

B.C. overdose prevention sites should be template for others: report

It was a day Heather Hobbs recalls vividly: the staff at AIDS Vancouver Island had pulled another overdose victim from the washroom, his body was blue from a lack of oxygen.
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First Nations Safety Officer

More than two dozen students begin First Nations Safety Officer program at Assiniboine

More than two dozen students from 14 First Nations communities, one-third of them female and some from more than 1,000 km north of Brandon, Man., began training on April 1 in the First Nations Safety Officer (FNSO) program at Assiniboine Community College. » Read more...
Blue Line Expo

Thank you for attending Blue Line Expo!

Thank you to all of those who came out to the International Centre in Mississauga on Tuesday for Canada’s premier event for the law enforcement community! Blue Line Expo brought 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!) » See what you missed!

Drunk driving charge tossed because cop asked nurse for urine test result

A woman involved in a deadly head-on crash is off the hook on drunk-driving charges because a police officer asked a hospital nurse for the results of her urine test and then obtained a search warrant to seize her samples. » Read more...

Lawsuit alleging sexism in Waterloo police ranks can’t proceed: court

A group of current and former officers alleging systemic sexism and harassment in the ranks of a southern Ontario police force cannot proceed with a proposed class-action lawsuit against the service, Ontario’s top court ruled earlier this month. » Read more...

Youth attend RCMP Engagement Week, gain skills to become active partners

In late March, 31 high school students from across Canada spent a week training like a Mountie at the RCMP Academy, "Depot" Division in Regina, Sask., as part of the RCMP’s third National Youth Engagement Week. » Read more...

Bode Cellmark Forensics’ Annual Forensic DNA Conference

Date: April 23-26, 2019
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
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Interac Risk and Cybercrime Conference

Date: April 24-25, 2019
Location: Victoria, B.C.
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Battle of the Badges II

Date: April 26, 2019
Location: Burlington, Ont.
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