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Fine Canadians for ignoring COVID 19 orders or face consequences: doctor

Measures limiting personal contact to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have seemed like suggestions to beachgoers in the Vancouver area, where basketball games and picnics in the midst of a pandemic prompted the mayor to announce fines on Monday.

New Case Law: Witness officers owe duty to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog investigators

The B.C. Court of Appeal has determined investigators with the agency that investigates police-involved events that result in death or serious injury are the ones who get to decide the conditions in which witness officers may be questioned.

Zello’s push-to-talk service free to first responders across the globe

Zello, a push-to-talk voice messaging service that enables collaboration for workers and communities, announced that its enterprise-grade solution is now available at no cost to first responders, anywhere in the world.
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Stepping up support for essential workers and their families during a pandemic

“It is critical that employers and leaders in those emergency services organization are thinking about how they will support for the families of staff,” writes former police chief and Senator Vern White. “Just as they should be communicating several times a day with staff, ensuring they are keeping them up to date on how the situation is changing, and what’s being experienced with the general population, so too should they be communicating directly with families.” » Read more

Research and implementation: Our two-fold mental health resources

Cognitive behavioural therapy? Exposure therapy? Yoga or a three or five-day retreat with the Badge of Life Canada non-profit? What do I need, what is available to me and what is likely to serve me best during my mental health journey as a police officer — whether I’m active or retired? More in this month’s Holding the Line column. » Read more

Looking at decision making in a structured fashion

What we do — as well as what we opt not to do — is the result of decisions taken. Some decisions are minor in nature while others are substantial and life changing. This month’s Health & Wellness column takes a deeper look at decision making. » Read more

Preventing single actor extremist attacks: the TRAP-18

Attacks at the hands of single-actor extremists are uncommon events but prove to be frightening and potentially devastating when they occur. It is extremely difficult for law enforcement to predict the actions of the single actor as they have inherently different motivations, different identified ideologies, as well as possible emotional and psychological disturbances that must be considered by threat assessment specialists. » Read more
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Blue Line Expo 2020

Blue Line Expo 2020 is 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. 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

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2020

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Risk & Recovery Conference

Location: Hamilton, Ont.
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