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Preventing single actor extremist attacks: Part two

In the March 2020 issue of Blue Line’s Behavioural Sciences column, we discussed that although it is difficult to predict single actor perpetrated terror attacks, we have become much better at understanding the behavioural, cognitive and emotional escalation of their path to violence. This month’s article expands on that discussion by introducing the 10 distal characteristics of the TRAP-18.

Petition calls for N.S. high school to be named after Mountie killed in rampage

An online campaign has begun seeking to change the name of a Nova Scotia high school to honour the RCMP officer killed during the shooting rampage that claimed 22 lives in the province earlier this month. The petition is calling for Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth to be renamed for Const. Heidi Stevenson.

Brandon’s Community Mobilization Westman to be honoured

Members of Community Mobilization Westman, a community safety and wellbeing initiative, will be presented with a Courage Award from Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Man. The Brandon Police Service championed this initiative, which launched five years ago, to assist individuals in the Westman area experiencing acutely elevated risk, noted Wayne Balcaen, Chief of the Brandon Police Service and co-chair of the Community Mobilization Steering Committee.
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Shawna Coxon

Coronavirus & analytics with Deputy Chief of Police Shawna Coxon

For this special bonus episode, Blue Line, The Podcast connects with Toronto Police Service (TPS) Deputy Chief of Police Shawna Coxon to hear more about how TPS is handling COVID-19 as well as all the details on her cybercrime journey and her commitment to analytics excellence in policing. Listen on SoundCloud for the full conversation or wherever you get your podcasts by searching under Annex Business Media: Podcasts. » Listen now

Exploring emotional intelligence as a facet in police leadership

Emotional intelligence is commonly defined as the ability to understand one’s emotions as well as the emotions of others. This is a seemingly simple and attainable attribute one would almost expect police officers to possess… or is it? » Read more

Canada’s 911 Ride collecting donations to support families of those killed in mass shooting

Canada’s 911 Ride – Atlantic/Quebec has started a GoFundMe campaign to support the families of those killed in the Nova Scotia tragedy that occurred last weekend. Additionally, Canada’s 911 Ride has teamed up with “The Thin Blue Line Canada” to sell decals in support of all the families of the victims. » Read more

All too easy to impersonate a police officer: national association

Obtaining convincing police gear is not difficult task in Canada, and that’s “extremely worrying” to the Canadian Police Association, whose president said he would welcome more government control of law-enforcement gear. » Read more
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The PPE scene

VIDEO: Police leaders share what’s happening on PPE scene during pandemic

On April 16, Blue Line editor Renée Francoeur spoke with RCMP Assistant Commissioner of Contract and Indigenous Policing Dennis Daley, York Regional Police Staff Sgt. Christopher Plante, Edmonton Police Insp. Trevor Hermanutz, Delta Police Supt. Harj Sidhu and Saskatoon Police Insp. Patrick Nogier for Blue Line’s first ever virtual roundtable. They discussed PPE (personal protective equipment) stories and challenges for law enforcement during the pandemic, including managing supply and questions around suitability. They also touched on the opportunities for learning from this crisis and finding strength in working together. Thank you to Hudson Supplies for sponsoring this video. » Watch now

Canadian Police Canine Association Spring Seminar

Location: Barrie, Ont.
Date: May 3-7, 2020 • CANCELLED
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2020 OHIA Homicide Workshop

Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Date: May 4-8, 2020 • POSTPONED
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Canadian Society of Forensic Science Conference and AGM

Location: Oshawa, Ont.
Date: May 11-15, 2020 • POSTPONED to May 2021
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