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August 1, 2019

Regulate drugs to save lives as fentanyl detected in 87 per cent of ODs: B.C. doctor

The chief medical health officer of Vancouver Coastal Health is calling for the urgent regulation of illicit drugs so substances could be sold or provided for free to those at high risk of overdose through a framework similar to policies on marijuana, alcohol and tobacco.

Two Sunwing employees among 11 arrested in drug trafficking probe

Two Sunwing Airlines employees have been accused of smuggling drugs from various Caribbean countries into Canada in a drug-trafficking ring that RCMP allege operated out of Toronto’s Pearson airport.

RCMP and the Philippines collaborate to fight sexual offences against children

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is partnering with the Philippines to help protect children from sexual exploitation and to identify and bring those who harm them to justice, as the persistence of offenders to access children for sexual purposes has also given rise to the global problem of Transnational Child Sex Offenders.
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Canada’s first female police officer in Iraq completes mission

Sgt. Erin Coates, from Saskatoon Police Service, recently completed a one-year deployment to the Police Task Force – Iraq Training Unit within the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR). Coates was the first female Canadian law enforcement officer deployed to Iraq in a police peace operations capacity. » Read more

Jury wants more high-tech equipment for emergency response police

A British Columbia coroner’s jury has recommended that there be more officers on the north district emergency response team and that they be better equipped after a police shooting death of a man five years ago. » Learn more

CBSA looks for actors to play smugglers, be struck for recruit training program

The Canada Border Services Agency is looking once again for a handful of stunt actors to be thrown down, handcuffed, searched and beaten to help train new recruits. » Learn more

Lessons learned from the Ottawa River Valley spring 2019 floods

“On the ground, we were staged at CFB Petawawa and then sent out to the Town of Westmeath, operating out of the fire hall. I made several observations about things that worked and things that didn’t during our operations,” writes Boris Milinkovich, a member of the military police. » Learn more
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2020 Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards calls for entries

We are on the hunt for creative and unique police vehicles! If your agency’s wheels represent your community, save energy, highlight directionality and officer safety; and also boast fresh equipment or decals, we want to hear from you! Blue Line’s annual Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards is now open! » Enter now!

Calgary Police Rodeo

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

Date: Aug. 11-15, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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IPA Canada Section Training Week – Region 9

Date: Aug. 12-18, 2019
Location: Chilliwack, B.C.
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World Association of Detectives 94th Annual Conference

Date: Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2019
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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