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Security in the time of COVID-19

Fellow Annex Business Media publication Canadian Security explores how businesses and schools are taking extra security steps to protect public from the virus. According to Darryl Culley, president of Emergency Management & Training Inc., the potential for a quick spread has resulted in tough security measures.

Enforcing the law during a pandemic & taking care of yourself

Just after the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19, or Coronavirus Disease 2019, as a pandemic, our editor put her thoughts down on paper for this special Editor’s Commentary. She writes about the resources available for law enforcement and reminds first responders to take the necessary, recommended precautions.

Not your average Canadian bike unit

Pedalling 365 days a year, no matter the weather, these versatile RCMP members are targeting chronic offenders while also engaging with their community at large on Vancouver Island. The West Shore RCMP Bike Unit currently consists of four members: Cpl. Dave Vunic, Const. Alex Bérubé, Const. Brent Vose and Const. Grant Mackay.
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Communicating as police agencies in the midst of COVID-19

You are considering the worse-case scenario in your operational planning but are you working with your media relations or corporate communications staff to develop messaging to go along with those scenarios? Roxanne Beaubien of Duty Calls Communications says if your service has a crisis communications plan, the time to pull it off the shelf is now. The COVID-19 pandemic is going to put it to the test. » Read more

Back of the Book • Identifying and remembering fallen officers

At Manitoba’s annual police memorial for fallen officers in 2019, supported in part by the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police, the name John William Clarkson was read into the rolls for the first time. Const. Clarkson had been shot twice at close range with a shotgun while awaiting service of a court order on a farm outside of Treherne, Man. The murder of Const. Clarkson may not resonate with any of you as it happened 115 years ago. » Read more

Changes to come in wake of review into police workplace culture

A government-appointed panel said it has heard from frontline officers about widespread bullying and harassment within the Ontario Provincial Police, delivering a report last week that offers dozens of recommendations aimed at bolstering those workers’ mental health. » Read more

NEW VIDEOS • Annual Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

Check out the videos we just released from our 2nd Annual Security • Police • Fire Career Expo. “I’ve had so many good conversations,” says Chasity Caesar, a Loyalist College student. “I’d never been interested in policing but I was talking to a couple police officers and they’re really wanting to see more women involved in the police forces.” » Watch videos
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Blue Line Expo 2020

Blue Line Expo 2020 postponed to Sept. 29

At this time, with the developments across Canada, we have decided Blue Line Expo 2020 will be postponed to Sept. 29. We will also be moving the location to Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, Ont. Having spent the past several months preparing for the event with our speakers, exhibitors and event partner, we're genuinely disappointed not to be able to host you on April 21 but the experience and safety of our community and everyone involved in the event continues to be our top priority. We thank you for your understanding. » Stay tuned