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August 29, 2019
Best Dressed Police Vehicle

RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross border drug bust

RCMP east of Vancouver were involved in a cross-border drug bust this summer that involved nearly 300 kilograms of meth, more than 100 guns and an aerial chase between a police plane and a helicopter.

Inquest jury recommends Saskatoon police get more muscle to halt pursuits

An inquest jury is recommending that Saskatoon police be given heavier-duty equipment to deal with risky traffic stops, especially involving large vehicles, after a crash during a high-speed pursuit that killed a young man.

Ontario invests $3M to boost Toronto CCTV network

Ontario is spending $3 million to more than double the amount of closed-circuit TV cameras for Toronto amid a recent spate of gun violence. The three-year investment will expand Toronto’s CCTV system from 34 cameras to 74, which Mayor John Tory said will help ensure police have the resources they need to keep the city safe and hold criminals responsible.
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Case Law

Safety search of vehicle lawful during traffic stop

In this month’s Case Law column, British Columbia’s top court has determined the reasonable suspicion standard drives a search incident to investigative detention, not the higher reasonable belief standard. » Listen now

The unusual suspects: British Columbia’s middle-class gang problem

Police officers say the gang conflict in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland is unlike any other in North America. Many young members come from middle- to upper-class homes. They aren’t driven by poverty, but instead by their desire to belong, to be protected or to emulate the gangster lifestyle flashed by other teens on social media. Some become trapped in gangs once they join, while others just meet the wrong friends and find themselves caught in the crosshairs. » Read more

New national certification program to enhance cyber security

Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, launched the CyberSecure Canada certification program earlier this month to enhance cyber security and help prevent monetary losses, keep valuable intellectual property safe, and protect the privacy of consumers and businesses. » Read more

“Spouse’s Got Your Six” fundraiser seeks to raise awareness for PTSD in law enforcement

A new fundraiser for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), called “Spouse’s Got Your Six,” is aiming to also raise awareness specifically about PTSD in law enforcement. The fundraiser is offering stainless steel rings in black or silver with a blue line in the middle for $20. » Read more
Best Dressed Police Vehicle

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!


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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24th Annual Fraud and Anti-counterfeiting Conference

Date: Sept. 18-20, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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