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Sarnia Police Service opens new training centre

Sarnia police officially opened their new training space at Lambton Mall last month, according to local media. The Sarnia Police Tactical and Academic Training Centre, a 2700-square-metre (8,900-square-foot) windowless facility, is located in the north end of the old Tepperman’s store.

Inter-provincial investigation into bear trafficking leads to wildlife convictions

Five people have been convicted of illegal wildlife trafficking for smuggling black bear parts from Saskatchewan to Ontario, officials from both provinces announced as they wrapped up a two-and-a-half-year probe.

Emotionally-involved people equal successful transformations

In both public and private sectors, organizations are perpetually trying to improve, restructure or transform a major part of their operations, people and processes. New available technologies, corporate governances, rules and regulations, social changes or market demand are often the reasons why these organizations undertake major transformations.
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Jim Bremner

Blue Line, The Podcast: Jim Bremner, Canadian Tactical Officers Association

For this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we sit down with Jim Bremner, the president and founding member of the Canadian Tactical Officers Association, or CTOA. We chat about shields, Blue Line Expo coming up on April 21, and even dogs, among other tactical tidbits, so grab those headphones and listen in. » Read more

Call takers and dispatchers navigate critical incidence response like no other

As police officers we have a need to be in control of our environment, especially on the job. We are often making life-saving decisions as we handle something as simple as a traffic stop whereby a gun may be pulled or an impaired driver may hit our carefully placed cruiser. How does this translate to our relationship with our communications folks? » Read more

Risky business: off-duty carrying of firearms

“A contact of mine and I were recently looking back at some of 2019’s notable events,” writes Blue Line’s editor in this month’s Editor’s Commentary. “My acquaintance brought up the policy change at Halifax Regional Police (HRP) regarding firearms storage. It was a matter I’d actually completely overlooked because to me it was a straightforward, appropriate update.” » Read more

New in Back of the Book: Talking about trauma

“As someone who specializes in trauma counselling, I have to admit I bristle every time I hear that word, or variations of it, dropped casually in conversation, such as, ‘That six-hour flight delay was traumatizing!’” So begins our February edition of Back of the Book, submitted by Colleen Stevenson, a registered clinical counsellor based in Victoria, B.C. Stevenson also served as a trauma counsellor for inmates in a maximum-security jail. » Read more
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Axon Innovate: Canadian Public Safety Technology Conference

Date: Feb. 26-27, 2020
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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2020 Hockey Classic in support of Peel Crime Stoppers

Date: Feb. 27, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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SWAT Team Leader Development

Date: March 2-6, 2020
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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