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Study of Canadian sexual assault cases deflates ‘statutory rape’ myth

A study of three years of Canadian case law involving sexual offences against adolescent girls from the ages of 12 to 17 demonstrated that men accused in these cases were, on average, 19 years older than the complainant. Almost half the girls reported sexual abuse by a male family member.

Odds are… gambling is behind recent wave of underworld violence

Gambling — is it a victimless crime? A game of poker may seem harmless and innocent, but it isn’t. Gambling is a lucrative vice in organized crime, fraught with territorial violence and even murder. The common denominator in the underworld that transcends geographic borders, cultures and genres of any organized criminal group is cash — and gambling provides plenty of cash.

Peel Regional Police launches Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team

On Jan. 13, Peel Regional Police, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Peel Dufferin, launched a Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) program. This program, as seen in neighbouring policing jurisdictions, is an “effective way to deal with the ever-increasing calls for service involving those persons suffering from mental health challenges or in an addictions related crisis,” the service announced.
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Blue Line, The Podcast: Stephen Metelsky, organized crime specialist

In this episode, we travel to Hamilton’s Mohawk College campus for some face-time with organized crime specialist Stephen Metelsky. He is a writer, retired police intelligence sergeant and currently a criminology professor at Mohawk College. Find out more about the current power struggle we’re seeing in the underworld, the case that really cemented Metelsky’s interest in this arena, and his tips for law enforcement as we continue to target and take down illegal betting. » Read more

Second annual Security • Police • Fire Career Expo is March 3

Blue Line is once again joining forces with Canadian Security and Canadian Firefighter magazines to bring you the Security • Police • Fire Career Expo & Job Fair. This Expo, hosted at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., brings together three separate fields for one full day of networking, education and first-hand advice. Students and anyone interested in starting a career (or transitioning to a new one) in policing, fire or security are encouraged to attend. » Read more

“Behind the Badge” audio series explores behind the scenes at Saint John Police Force

“There are so many people working every day to ensure a smooth operation 24/7, and it is time to let Saint John residents know who they are and some of the work they do,” says Saint John Police Force Chief Bruce Connell regarding a new feature now available on the SJPF website. » Read more

No charges against Alberta Mountie in shooting death: police watchdog

Alberta’s police watchdog says a Mountie was justified in the 2017 shooting death of a man with a homemade shotgun. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says in a release that two officers noticed the man sleeping in a parked SUV outside a known drug house in Gleichen, southeast of Calgary... » Read more
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Plan for Blue Line Expo 2020!

Join Commissionaires, Whelen, Humber College, 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 Cambli who joins us as a silver sponsor!) » Book your booth

Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers Conference

Date: Feb. 10-14, 2020
Location: Lake Louise, Alta.
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Committee of Youth Officers for the Province of Ontario Conference

Date: Feb. 19-21, 2020
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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Advancing WE in Policing – Ontario 2020

Date: Feb. 19-21, 2020
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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