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August 8, 2019

Walmart wrestles with how to respond to active shooters

Days after a man opened fire at one of its stores in El Paso, Texas, and left at least 22 dead, America’s largest retailer is faced with how to make its workers and customers feel safe.

Showing up for our LGBT2S+ colleagues

“I was fortunate to hear Julie Cooke, deputy chief constable of the Cheshire Constabulary in the U.K., speak as part of a panel during the 2nd World LGBTQ Conference for Criminal Justice Professionals in Toronto this past June,” writes Blue Line’s editor in the August/September issue’s Editor’s Commentary. “Cooke is the lead on LGBT+ issues for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and is a passionate advocate for inclusion and all things justice-related.”

Saskatoon police remove scanners in newsrooms

“The Saskatoon Police Service says it is working to find alternate measures to provide access to information after removing media access to police scanner traffic,” CTV News reported recently.
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Integrating peace officers into the policing continuum: Terri Miller

Terri Miller, the president of the Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers (AACPO), is a manager/sergeant at the Clearwater County Highway Patrol in Rocky Mountain House, Alta. She tells Blue Line more about the importance of the community peace officer (CPO) program. » Read more

Leaks put new Edmonton police campus behind schedule

Construction on the $107-million Edmonton Police Service Northwest Campus, which started in 2016, is complete but “issues” with the roof were discovered toward the end of construction, the city said in a news release. » Learn more

North Bay Police Association hires psychotherapist

The North Bay Police Association has retained the services of a psychotherapist, Kelly Morgan. Ivan Ryman, an executive member of the association and a forensic identification officer told My West Nipissing Now, post-traumatic stress disorder is now more prevalent and it’s impacting local officers. He says Morgan can get rapid help to a member in need rather than have the person wait “until at some point we do a peer support or debriefing.” » Learn more

Cybercrime is going up across Canada; most cases remain unsolved

“People are using the internet to commit crimes more than ever before, with women twice as likely than men to be targeted and with fraud accounting for half of all reported cybercrime cases across Canada,” reports the CBC. » 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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International Law Enforcement Forum (ILEF)

Date: Aug. 15-17, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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World Association of Detectives 94th Annual Conference

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