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October 26, 2019
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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.

Case Law: Plain view is a seizure power only

British Columbia’s top court has ruled evidence may be constitutionally seized under the plain view doctrine if it is in the open when the police are lawfully present where it is visible, and lawfully exercising police duties.

Blue Line, The Podcast: Helen Escott

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we catch Helen C. Escott from her home in St. John’s, N.L. Helen, now a crime writer, created the RCMP’s Media Relations/Communications Unit in Newfoundland and Labrador in 1998. She became the first female senior communications strategist and media relations spokesperson for the RCMP in that province. She was the communications lead on high-profile events, including the RCMP’s Newfoundland and Labrador response on 9/11.
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Featured News 

Quartermaster section is no longer a boys’ club in Ottawa

Since 1855, the Ottawa Police Service has had a Quartermaster section looking after the needs of officers, civilians and volunteers. This role has been held by men for 163 years. Until November 2018 that is, when the glass ceiling was smashed twice by the same individual, Melanie Butler. » Listen now

Another police officer dies by suicide: Rest in peace

Ottawa Police Interim Chief Steve Bell released a statement, noting the service is mourning the death of death of Const. Thomas Roberts. Toronto police said they are also investigating the death of one of their officers. Additionally, CBC reported a Canada Border Services Agency officer was found dead in Terminal 3 of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Rest in peace to all. » Read more

Building the first RCMP sweat lodge

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. » Read more

Retiring police scanners from newsrooms

“Protecting the private information of individuals and maintaining the integrity of investigations is not possible if all information held by police is made public; the legislation recognizes this and provides a framework for responsible disclosure,” the Regina Police Service said... Our editor reflects more on how it is indeed time to retire the police scanners from newsrooms. » Read more

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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CACP Counter-Terrorism and National Security Forum 2019

Date: Nov. 13-14, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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CATAP Workshop and Conference

Date: Nov. 13-17, 2019
Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
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