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World Class Policing

Expanding opportunities at Camrose Police Service: Chief Dean LaGrange

Dean LaGrange became the eighth chief of the Camrose Police Service in central Alberta in July 2019. He brought with him 26 years of experience with the Calgary Police Service, where he rose to the rank of inspector, followed by an 18-month term with the RCMP in Red Deer, Alta., where he held the position of inspector of operational support. He discusses more about how those experiences shaped him and his plans for Camrose with Blue Line.

New Brunswick RCMP move into new detachment

The New Brunswick RCMP is moving into their new office space on the Tobique First Nation. The Trevor Francis Memorial Emergency Services Centre is owned by the Tobique First Nation, with the RCMP leasing space in the building. The new detachment is located at 284 Main Street, in Suite 3.

London, Ont. firm provides strategic communications for first responders

Duty Calls Communications, a new firm specializing in providing strategic communications advice, media and crisis communications training, and writing services to emergency service agencies, launched this week. It is based in London, Ont.
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Advancing WE in policing

VIDEO • Advancing WE in Policing workshop opens up the inclusivity conversation

A recent workshop in Niagara Falls asked some tough questions of police leaders and frontline officers, striving to crack open the conversation about how to create more inclusive workplace environments in policing. Under the guidance of Carleton University’s Linda Duxbury, the information gathered from the event is being compiled into a final research paper that will be presented to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police executive later this spring. » Watch video

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for overdose issue

Canada’s Governor General visited an overdose prevention site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside recently after meeting with first responders on the frontlines of substance-use issues fuelled by the opioid fentanyl. » Read more

Cobourg Police Service partners to launch Policetech Accelerator

This policetech initiative will establish Cobourg as a “test bed for small to mid-sized police force innovation in community safety by driving the adoption of next generation applications in predictive analytics, evidence-based policing, distributed sensing/virtual patrols, community relations optimization and other smart policing technologies.” » Read more

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service trained in emergency care for police K9 unit

The Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) have completed a new training initiative: WFPS Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) paramedics, who provide pre-hospital medical care for the WPS Tactical Support Team (TST), are now fully trained to provide canine emergency pre-hospital medical care for the WPS K9 Unit. » Read more
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Blue Line Expo 2020

Networking at Blue Line Expo 2020 is unique!

Sure, you can say trade shows are not what they used to be — but they’re actually worth more than ever before. In a day and age where few want to pick up the phone when they can just send an email, the face time at an event like Expo is extremely valuable. This is your chance to showcase your personality and talk to people you’d never otherwise come across. So, join Duty Apparel, Prod360, SP Dynamic, TactiForce and many others on the Blue Line Expo 2020 exhibition floor in Mississauga, Ont. Book your space now & make those connections. » Book your booth

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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Fraud Investigation Techniques – FIT 2020 Conference

Date: April 2, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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