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November 30, 2019

Congratulations to Canada’s Best Dressed Police Vehicle Award winners

Blue Line congratulates Service de police de Terrebonne and all the other winners of its annual Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards, the only program of its kind in Canada. The program showcases innovative and effective designs for police vehicle graphics and equipment packages and installation. These vehicles are often the most public face of policing and should reflect their communities as well as serve as a symbol of civic pride.

Toronto Police hiring 32 more district special constables

The Toronto Police Service has seen a great evolution in the roles and numbers of civilian employees in the last 40 years—from administrative duties to direct support for frontline officers. The Special Constable program specifically came into being in July 2018 thanks to the Toronto Police Service Board and Chief Mark Saunders.

Back of the Book: The perceptual effects of police appearance

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.
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Blue Line, The Podcast: Maria Iannuzziello, professor & Durham Regional Police Service’s first female cadet

In this episode, Maria Iannuzziello, a Durham College professor currently teaching in the Police Foundations program, shares her memories of impactful moments in policing as well as her perspective on the evolution of police training in regards to the academic component. Plus, we hear more on the one thing her colleagues most likely don’t know about her... » Read more

Case Law: Reasonable suspicion more than a hunch

In R. v. Sahouli, 2019 PECA 14, the police began a drug trafficking investigation, code named “Project Lurid,” in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. It started with informer tips. The drug trafficking operation was fairly high-level and involved moving drugs between Montreal and the Maritimes. During the investigation the police obtained Criminal Code judicial authorizations, including tracking warrants (s. 492.1), data number recorders (s. 492.2), general warrants (487.01) and a wiretap authorization. » Read more

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. » Read more

Angel lighting on guard in Longueuil

The sun had long set, a main road needed to be closed after a fatal accident, and the lights on top of Marie-Christine Baril’s patrol car malfunctioned. No matter what she tried, they would not turn on. The patrol officer with Quebec’s Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil (Urban agglomeration of Longueuil Police Service), or SPAL, knew she had to innovate... She pulled out her Guardian Angel Law Enforcement Elite Series personal safety lightbar with its magnetic pad. » Read more

“WE” 2019 ​Niagara Falls

Date: Dec. 4-6, 2019
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show

Date: Jan. 21-24, 2020
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Date: Jan. 22-24, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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