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May 30, 2019
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Trial ordered in Alberta case highlighting bail delays

A man is to face trial following a ruling by the Alberta Court of Appeal that highlights “systemic problems” caused by new requirements for bail hearings brought in after the shooting death of a Mountie.

Court hears officer ambushed, shot from behind by accused

An Alberta man “ambushed” a police officer moments after he got out of his vehicle, shooting him from behind and then standing over his unmoving body and shooting him again, a British Columbia court heard Monday.

Governing information technology in 2019: a roadmap

The Edmonton Police Service’s Informatics team has adopted a globally accepted governance framework as a way to guide its business development and continuous improvement activities. After two and a half years of planning and implementation, their effort and success has been recognized by one of the top audit firms in the world, and the impact has been felt throughout the organization.
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Gunshot detection system

Finding the shooter

Gunshot detection systems use audio and visual sensors to pick up the sound and sight of gunfire and pinpoint where exactly it is coming from. These systems can also communicate with video management systems (VMS) to capture images and video clips of the shooter. » Read more

Feds to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

The federal government is boosting funding to help British Columbia police departments recognize drug-impaired drivers and buy roadside testing devices, as many forces remain wary of the technology... Vancouver Police Chief Const. Adam Palmer said his department had not observed a significant increase in stoned driving, but it will continue to be proactive in detection efforts and monitor the long-term impact of legalization. » Learn more

Blue Line’s Active Threats Week is next month

From June 24-28, 2019, Blue Line is showcasing all kinds of various content on active threats history, knowledge and emergency personnel preparation. Stay tuned for the official Active Threats Week microsite, set to go live June 24! Our social media channels will also be buzzing with all kinds of #activethreatsweek19 facts and stories. » Learn more

Case Law • Aggravated assault: what is a wound?

British Columbia’s top court has determined how serious an injury must be before it rises to the level of a “wound” for the purposes of aggravated assault under the Criminal Code. » Learn more

International Association of Crime Analysts Symposium

Date: June 3-6, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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CAPE Annual Conference

Date: June 4-7, 2019
Location: Quebec City, Que.
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Crisis Communications Conference

Date: June 6-8, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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