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October 24, 2019

Building the first RCMP sweat lodge: Q&A

RCMP Cpl. De-Anne Sack is a policing analyst for H Division in Nova Scotia, a member of Sipekne'katik First Nation and a Sundancer. She was the driving force behind erecting a sweat lodge at the RCMP's headquarters in Halifax last fall, which provides employees “a place for thought and contemplation.” She tells Blue Line she’s proud of the RCMP for supporting the initiative.

Understanding paraphilic disorders & the impact on criminality: Part one

Some experts claim that there are over 500 distinct aberrant sexual behaviours. The DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition) concentrates on eight specific paraphilic disorders: voyeurism, exhibitionism, frotteurism, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, paedophilia, fetishistic activities, and transvestism.

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Cognitive training

Cognitive apprenticeship in police training

More emphasis needs to be placed on the development of critical and analytical thinking skills in attempting to address the future training needs of police officers. Unfortunately, some police training has not progressed enough in order to address this increasingly complex role. One of the ways to enhance this is ensuring the curriculum is designed with a constructivist principled approach. » Listen now
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Magnet Forensics: A Solution For Every Officer

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Editor’s Commentary: Retiring police scanners from newsrooms

Media outlets in Regina and Saskatoon no longer have access to police scanner channels, joining many other Canadian municipalities, like Toronto and Edmonton. The change in Saskatchewan comes to comply with the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation. Essentially, the services have to protect personal information and the right to privacy. Things cannot be disclosed without consent. » Read more

Off the Shelf: Ratsnakes by Vincent A. Cefalu

A recent release, Ratsnakes by Vincent A. Cefalu, is the story of the author and his life as a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) special agent, who spent 30 years in the ATF’s undercover (UC) program. Cefalu’s account as a “Ratsnake” (ATF UC operators refer to themselves as “Ratsnakes”) is presented to the reader as the story of two people in the guise of one: the responsible agent, husband and father Cefalu, and the foul-mouthed, hard, and unpredictable undercover operator that he was as well for much of his working life. » Read more

Retirements, promotions & more

Check out our Dispatches section online! We update it at least once a month to give you the top headlines on who’s retiring, who has been promoted and who has been receiving awards for their dedication and passion. » Read more

Badge of Life Canada – Evening of Celebration

Date: Oct. 26, 2019
Location: Woodbridge, Ont.
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Unmanned Canada

Date: Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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2019 Provincial HSJCC Conference

Date: Nov. 4-6, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Congress 2019: 100 Years of Criminal Justice

Date: Nov. 6-9, 2019
Location: Quebec, Que.
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Ottawa Police Gala

Date: Nov. 9, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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