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November 21, 2019

Saskatchewan considers funding first supervised consumption site

Jim Reiter, Saskatchewan’s health minister, says the government will consider whether to help fund what would be the province’s first supervised drug consumption site. AIDS Saskatoon, which focuses on harm reduction and supports people who live with AIDS, HIV and hepatitis C, plans to open the site in the new year.

The perceptual effects of police appearance • Back of the Book

In the context of policing, appearance matters for more than just personal taste. From debates regarding the presence of heavily armed officers at community events, to the inclusion of uniformed officers in pride parades, to the designs of new police vehicles, questions surrounding perception and appearance rest firmly at the root of modern police work.

Considerations for laying a charge

Being a law enforcement officer with police or “peace” officer powers bestowed upon you most certainly arrives with a great deal of responsibility. Not only do you have the ability to take away a person’s liberties (i.e. affect a lawful arrest), but you also have the ability to commence a legal proceeding — by way of charging said person with an offence.
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Reducing street racing

Reducing street racing: a new approach

Embracing New Roads, supported by the Blue Line Racing Association, was developed in Edmonton by a group of individuals who have a vested interest in traffic safety. The association believes that education versus enforcement is the key to curtailing illegal activities rather than driving it underground and creating an “us versus them” environment and mentality. » Read more
Blue Line Expo 2020

Plan for Blue Line Expo 2020!

Join Commissionaires, Whelen, ARTCAL, Provix and many others on the Blue Line Expo 2020 exhibition floor in Mississauga, Ont. Book your space now — it’s going fast! (And special shout-out to the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council who joins us as a silver sponsor!) » Book your booth

A lifelong love for auxiliary policing: Blue Line’s Q&A with Staff Sgt. Thomas Ungar

Under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, the role of an auxiliary constable is to assist sworn police constables in the execution of their duties, as well as to aid in community policing. For more than 43 years, York Regional Police Auxiliary Staff Sgt. Thomas Ungar, now retired, did just that. » Read more

Finding the heart of cybercrime in the perimeter-less landscape: Enter NC3

Chris Lynam serves as the director general of the RCMP’s National Cybercrime Coordination Unit (NC3) in Ottawa. At the Data Connectors Cybersecurity Strategies Conference last month, Lynam delivered a keynote address focused on introducing the audience to NC3. He began by explaining that traditional policing was border-based, with physical jurisdictions making far away threats minimally impactful on society. » Read more

New waves in weapons detection systems

The most noted recent advancement in weapon detection technology emerges from Dr. Yingying (Jennifer) Chen’s Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB) at Rutgers University. Now being commercialized by First Responder Technologies Inc. out of Canada, Chen’s research has shown how Wi-Fi waves can be used to detect concealed weapons and explosives accurately, rapidly and economically. » Read more
BL Leadership Award

Boots on the Ground Appreciation Event

Date: Nov. 22, 2019
Location: Brampton, Ont.
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Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium

Date: Nov. 23, 2019
Location: Scarborough, Ont.
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2019 Crime Prevention Conference

Date: Nov. 26, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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ODD Xmas Party Fundraiser 2019

Date: Nov. 29, 2019
Location: Burnaby, B.C.
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