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August 15, 2019

Saint John police chief says Oland murder investigation no longer active

The Saint John Police Force said Wednesday it is not actively investigating the 2011 killing of multi-millionaire businessman Richard Oland despite last month’s acquittal of Oland’s son on a charge of second-degree murder in the case.

Toronto police roll out 11-week program to curb gun violence

Toronto’s police chief says an influx of government money will be used to fund an 11-week program meant to curb gun crime in the city. Mark Saunders says Project Community Space will be fully up and running by early next week.

Canadian police chiefs look at workplace harassment at annual meeting

How to deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace was discussed by Canada’s police chiefs as they gathered in Alberta for their annual meeting earlier this week. The conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in Calgary attracted 425 delegates and addressed a number of human resources issues, including how to create a safer and healthier environment for employees.
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Blue Line, The Podcast: Const. Amy Boudreau

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we sit down with Const. Amy Boudreau, who has spent the last eight years as a police officer with a specialty in crime prevention. She muses on breaking the officer mold, addressing and mitigating the existing barriers for women in the field, and changing the overall culture. » Read more

Behavioural analysis can help answer the ‘why’ in B.C. murders: expert

A criminal profiler says investigators should find clues about why two men might have killed three people in northern British Columbia and whether there was a leader and a follower. » Learn more

Police officer involved in Nova Scotia shooting out of induced coma: SIRT

A Nova Scotia RCMP officer who suffered a head injury in an altercation that left a suspected car thief dead, has emerged from a medically induced coma. Felix Cacchione, director of Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team, said Monday the unidentified officer was struck by the car while trying to stop the driver. » Read more

Organized crime drug ring manipulated medical pot regime: Police

An organized crime group north of Toronto manipulated Canada’s medical marijuana system to produce thousands of pot plants for the black market as part of an operation that funded the production of synthetic drugs, police alleged last week. » Read full article
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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!

World Association of Detectives 94th Annual Conference

Date: Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2019
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Date: Sept. 6-9, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Ontario Special Constables Association Summit

Date: Sept. 12-13, 2019
Location: Concord, Ont.
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4th Annual International Gang Awareness Day

Date: Sept. 16, 2019
Location: Worldwide
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