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Deputy Chief James Ramer named interim chief of police in Toronto

The Toronto Police Services Board has announced Deputy Chief James Ramer as interim chief of police in Ontario’s capital in the wake of Chief Mark Saunders’ retirement news. The board has also decided to “commence a comprehensive procurement process to select a firm that will help conduct the search process for next chief.”

Fitness hearing for accused Fredericton shooter and trial to be heard by one jury

A single jury will rule on the mental fitness of accused Fredericton shooter Matthew Raymond, and on a possible subsequent trial for his alleged crimes. Justice Fred Ferguson of the Court of Queen’s Bench made the decision Monday.

Toronto police board member wants better system to respond to those in crisis

The community needs better options than calling police to respond to mental health crises, a Toronto police board member said last week. Uppala Chandrasekera, who’s also co-chair of the board’s mental-health advisory committee, said people need community-based options that include social workers, peer workers and mental health and addictions workers.
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Roadside drug testing

Success in roadside drug testing

“In this unprecedented time, the focus remains on how to best serve public safety,” writes Dave Phillips, a sergeant in the traffic unit with South Simcoe Police in Ontario. “While some regions still struggle with how to integrate effective roadside drug testing into their protocol, the South Simcoe Police Service in Ontario has met the moment with confidence and great success.” » Read more
Virtual Symposium

Get ready for Blue Line’s first Virtual Symposium on July 23

Join us virtually on July 23 at 1 p.m. EST for Blue Line’s brand-new venture, our first Virtual Symposium and Product Showcase serving Canada’s law enforcement agencies. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection! We’ll be covering evidence-based police training, UAV updates for law enforcement, officer wellness, body-worn cameras and much more. » Register for FREE today

EPS marks five-year anniversary of Const. Daniel Woodall’s death

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) marked the death of Const. Daniel Woodall with a small ceremony at his grave five years after he was killed in the line of duty. Three wreaths were laid at his grave on behalf of the EPS, Edmonton Police Association, and the Woodall Family. » Read more

Off the Shelf: A review of “Power” by Konstantinos Papazoglou and Daniel Blumberg

“The authors of the book Power provide an extensive collection of education, awareness, research and accessibility to evidence-based techniques that can provide members, their families and loved ones with the information, skills and coping strategies necessary for enjoying an exciting career,” writes Bill Rusk, the executive director for Badge of Life Canada. “This book arms them all with valuable knowledge by promoting wellness and healthy strategies that can be implemented via individuals and their respective organizations.” » Read more

Driving a culture of innovation in public safety: Q&A with Shawna Coxon

Toronto Police Service (TPS) Deputy Chief of Police Shawna Coxon touched base with Blue Line back in April for a special podcast episode. She spoke with us about how TPS was handling pandemic pressures, details on cybercrime in the time of COVID-19 and her commitment to analytics excellence in policing. We bring you clips from that conversation here in our latest Q&A. » Read more

Blue Line Virtual Symposium

Location: Online
Date: July 23, 2020
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International Law Enforcement Training Summit

Location: Online
Date: July 27-31, 2020
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3rd Simon Fraser Warrior Golf Tournament

Location: Caledon, Ont.
Date: Sept. 17, 2020
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