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Service de police de Terrebonne comes in on top for Best Dressed Vehicle Awards

The cover story for our vehicles issue celebrates Service de police de Terrebonne’s new golden design, a classic, unmistakable look featuring regal tones of deep yellow, black and white, and capped off at the back with the proud phrase “à votre service depuis 1882,” or, “at your service since 1882.” Congratulations to all the winners in the categories and thank you to everyone who submitted.

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.

EPS announces Community Solutions Accelerator project

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS), through the support of the Edmonton Police Foundation and corporate partners, will now be utilizing the “latest industry technology and innovative expertise to collaboratively solve the ongoing issues impacting our community.” This will be done through the Community Solutions Accelerator approach, a first for policing in North America, according to the service.
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Michigan State tests

A year of firsts and lasts: Results from the Michigan State Police vehicle tests

The Michigan State Police, in conjunction with the U.S. National Institute of Justice (NIJ), test the handling and performance of every new police vehicle on the market every fall. These eagerly anticipated tests are seen as the most comprehensive analysis of police vehicles in North America. 2020 marks the 22nd year Blue Line has reported the results. » Read more

“I really had to start at the beginning:” Q&A with Helen Escott

Helen C. Escott is a retired civilian member of the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador and the author of two crime thrillers. She served as the communications lead on many high-profile events, including 9/11. She shared more of that experience on a past episode of Blue Line, The Podcast. We bring you clips from that conversation here. » Read more

Tactical Breakdown podcast offers new roundtable resource for police

Tactical Breakdown, a law enforcement podcast launched last year, is now introducing another new resource for officers: The Instructors’ Roundtable (ITR). ITR is a live panel discussion, moderated by Tactical Breakdown’s host Adam Kinakin in association with the team at Calibre Press, a company based in Illinois that conducts training for law enforcement officers. » Read more

JIBC launches online law enforcement degree

Students outside Metro Vancouver have a new online degree option to help them gain the applied skills to pursue rewarding careers in law enforcement and public safety. Applications are now being accepted for the first online offering of the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s (JIBC) Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) program starting in September 2020. » Read more
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Blue Line Expo 2020

Networking at Blue Line Expo 2020

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SWAT Team Leader Development

Date: March 2-6, 2020
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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2020 RTI Policing Symposium Registration

Date: March 6, 2020
Location: The Research Triangle, N.C.
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Calgary Cyber Summit 2020

Date: March 10-12, 2020
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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RCMP N.L. Klondike Night

Date: March 27, 2020
Location: St. John’s, N.L.
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