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June 29, 2019
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A building suited to the changing face of law enforcement

The new St. Thomas Police Service building shows how policing has become more community-friendly since the previous, now-demolished station was built in the early 1970s. The building’s architecture sets a friendly tone with an easily identifiable double-height, vaulted entry. At night, its windows glow, transforming the entry into a beacon with a welcoming street presence.

Blue Line News Now is live

Blue Line has revealed its latest project: a news video! Blue Line News Now brings you the headlines in an engaging format. Watch along as our editor details new technology and what’s making news that week! Thanks to Georgian College for sponsoring our first and second episodes.

Toronto hosts World LGBTQ Conference for Criminal Justice Professionals • VIDEO

Blue Line stopped by the Toronto Sheraton Centre Hotel last week to take in the last day of the 2nd World LGBTQ Conference for Criminal Justice Professionals. Danielle Bottineau, the LGBT Liaison Officer for Toronto Police Service and conference planning committee member, said 175 delegates from 14 countries attended the event to network, share stories and discuss crucial topics such as visibility and inclusion.
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Active Threats Week

Did you miss Blue Line’s Active Threats Week?

From Monday to Friday this week, Blue Line showcased all kinds of various content on active threats — from case studies to technology to new training initiatives and active shooter papers. Click the link below for the official Active Threats Week microsite and browse back through our social media channels or search the hashtag #ActiveThreatsWeek19 for more! » Learn more
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Delusional disorders

Erotic delusional disorder: what you need to know

“Negotiating with individuals with delusional disorders can be difficult. They may incorporate the police or a specific negotiator into their delusional system. You cannot argue with them about the validity of their beliefs,” writes Peter Collins in this month’s Behavioural Sciences column. » Read more

Study finds link between overdoses, crime and income assistance

Changes to the frequency of income assistance payments and greater oversight of recovery houses could significantly reduce overdoses and property crime, according to a study in one of Canada’s opioid hotspots. » Learn more

Supporting the listening ears outside our agencies

Columnist Michelle Vincent delves into “a variety of excellent resources many members may not be aware of, both for-profit as well as non-profit” when it comes to first responder mental health. “Some of these organizations I have experienced on a personal level as a volunteer mental health facilitator. One of them is Badge of Life Canada and their Hero’s Call and SOLE Sistas retreat programs.” » Learn more

Remembering two of many police officers who served on D-Day

During wartime, many police officers enlist to serve their country. In commemoration of this month’s 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe, we remember two such officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. » Learn more

Project Sword launch

Date: July 3, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Camp Courage • The First Responders Society

Date: July 9-17, 2019
Location: Various Locations Across Nova Scotia
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International Cyber Security and Intelligence Conference

Date: July 16-20, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Calgary Police Rodeo

Date: Aug. 10, 2019
Location: Cochrane, Alta.
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