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September 28, 2019

TACCOM Canada seeks to engage “diverse shooting landscape”

All the big—and medium, small, even virtual—guns were out in Mississauga, Ont. for TACCOM, heralded as Canada’s largest firearms show. Organized by Firearms Outlet Canada Inc., TACCOM is credited as a mini version of the popular Shot Show, the world’s biggest tradeshow for the shooting, hunting and firearms industry.

Noted criminologist to head panel on replacement for solitary confinement

A veteran criminologist has been tabbed to head a panel on implementing an alternative system to solitary confinement. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale named Anthony Doob, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, as chair of the new advisory panel.

Ryerson now offering standardized certificate in crime analytics

Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education is now offering a new certificate for professionals in policing and law enforcement: certificate in crime analytics. The school says this program, which just kicked off this month after becoming a certifiable program this summer, will allow students to “gain practical GIS mapping, data analysis, and decision support, as well as broader foundational knowledge in criminal justice, policing, and criminal behaviour.”
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Ontario Special Constables Association’s Summit aims for deeper connections

The Ontario Special Constable Association (OSCA) hosted its second annual summit recently, celebrating wins from the past year and fostering “deeper connections” between members through expert speakers and training sessions. Click the link below to see all our photos and a video from the event. » Read more

Blue Line, The Podcast: Officer Natalie Hiltz

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we sit down with police officer Natalie Hiltz, an executive member of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing and a key member of the Advancing WE in Policing (Ontario) initiative. Hiltz, who is in the middle of her master’s degree with Cambridge University in the U.K. (in the applied criminology and police management/police executive program), explains about the new approach to using gender as a platform to discuss policing. » Listen now

Policing at the speed of social media

Since the advent of social media, there has been a fundamental shift in policing. What began as something many believed was a fad, or a passing trend, has become such an integral part of day-to-day life that it’s not uncommon to hear of people making their living on some kind of social media platform. The terms “influencer” and “Insta-famous” are becoming normalized labels. Read up on how the Calgary Police Service is navigating “swatting,” amateur online sleuthing, and more. » Read more

Expanding the use of force toolbox with Brazilian jiu-jitsu

The modern police officer has access to a wide variety of equipment and technology to help them perform their job and keep the public safe. There is, however, one essential tool an overwhelming percentage of today’s officers do not have in their arsenal. In fact, some would say this skillset can become your superpower: Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). » Read more

Lethbridge Police Run

Date: Oct. 5, 2019
Location: Lethbridge, Alta.
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SecTor – IT Security Conference

Date: Oct. 7-10, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

Date: Oct. 9-10, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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