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May 23, 2019

Transit police officer returns to work after being shot

The 27-year-old Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer who was shot and seriously injured in the line of duty back in January has returned to work.

Future looking bright at Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service

The Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service (WTPS) is a unique Indigenous policing service, serving Canada’s only officially recognized Unceded Territory — Wiikwemkoong on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Terry McCaffrey was appointed chief of police for WTPS last summer. He recently signed a new protocol with the local health centre and tells Blue Line the future is looking bright.

Non-profit resources for officers: no need to reinvent the wheel

“Mental health resources for first responders and civilian members are discussed repeatedly from a preventative and reactive perspective, and yet palpably implementing these resources is where we need to be going.”
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Blue Line Expo

A walk through Blue Line Expo 2019 • VIDEO

Nearly 300 attendees took in the sights at Blue Line Expo 2019 and perused through the 50 vendor booths set up to show off the latest in technology, services and products from the law enforcement, corrections and security industries. This included unmanned workhorses for emergency response personnel, an “end-to-end” electronic police record check system, body worn cameras, the Bungee Weapon Retention System, PRE Labs’ Quickloc magnetic side attachment, law enforcement vehicles and so much more. » Watch video...

Off The Shelf: Career Suicide Is Overrated

Brian Knowler’s book, Career Suicide Is Overrated, is a follow up to his first book, On The Other Side Of Broken-One Cop’s Battle With The Demons Of PTSD, which was released in 2014. Filled with advice on how to be a leader, this book takes the reader on a personal journey through Brian’s PTS (post-traumatic stress) recovery and how he has reached the post-traumatic growth phase. » Read more...

Back of the Book: Taking a chance on civilian management

"Police culture is notoriously averse to civilian management. When Bill Elliott was appointed commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2007, much of the RCMP’s membership took exception to a civilian leader with no prior experience in uniform. So visceral was the reaction that several senior members of the RCMP chose to leave the force, rather than serve under Elliott’s leadership." » Read more...

Forensic mechanics

By 1992, Ontario Provincial Police Const. Brian McLaughlin had already dealt with multiple car accidents on the roads he patrolled near Orillia, Ont. He had noticed that for non-fatal collisions, vehicles were often quickly examined then released. There was no process for fully evaluating the state of the vehicle, no proof that the car was still safe to drive. » Read more...

ABLE 26th Annual Scholarship Awards Ball

Date: May 25, 2019
Location: Burlington, Ont.
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27th Forensic Training Conference

Date: May 27-June 1, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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CoinGeek Conference

Date: May 29-31, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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