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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. While larger detachments on Vancouver Island may have seasonal bike patrols during the summer, the West Shore RCMP Detachment launched a full time, year-round bike unit.

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.”

Out of the Cold — File No. 1: Double homicide in 1997

We are now proactively profiling a cold case in every other issue of Blue Line for our readers to share in order to spark renewed interest and hopefully generate tips and information. This first one looks at two women, born 29 days apart, who tragically died together in a double homicide in 1997.
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VIA Rail

Protecting Canada’s intercity passenger rail service

VIA Rail, a government-owned Crown corporation, has rich history and a deep commitment to its passengers and the communities it serves. What was needed, though, was a vision to bring VIA Rail’s security commitments to the next level. From terrorism to criminality to helping at-risk individuals, today’s rail operators need to be prepared to respond to a variety of security challenges, and VIA Rail needed to be ready. » Read more

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? » 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

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. » 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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