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Virtual Symposium

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

Blue Line is excited to announce a brand-new venture, our first Virtual Symposium and Product Showcase serving Canada’s law enforcement agencies. Join us July 23 at 1 p.m. EST from the safety of your own home office, your workplace, even your backyard — either on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. This symposium is an innovative, half-day event, a mix of live and pre-recorded, on-demand sessions. Sign up for FREE and hear from leading companies and leaders from across Canada as we share best practices in training, technology and officer wellness.

Minneapolis – What happened and how can we do better?

“We must continue to train police officers that have been hired to serve the community,” writes Joel A. Johnston, a use of force subject matter expert and retired Vancouver police officer. “Sometimes that means controlling and arresting lawbreakers. Much of the time it does not. We must use every opportunity to engage with the public in positive, meaningful ways. I believe in Canada we have been doing a remarkable job of this.”

Blue Line, The Podcast: Inclusion, authenticity & police culture with Supt. Isobel Granger

Isobel Granger, recently promoted to superintendent at Ottawa Police Service, is now leading the service’s newly launched Respect, Values and Inclusion (RVI) Directorate. Supt. Granger started her career as the first Black female officer hired by the British South Africa Police in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Today, she is Ottawa’s first Black superintendent and she joins us for the June edition of Blue Line The Podcast to share her thoughts on the new opportunity with RVI and much more.
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Mark Saunders

Congratulations to Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders on his retirement

Toronto’s police chief says he’s stepping down as head of the force. In a news conference, Saunders — who has held the position since 2015 — said he looks forward to spending more time with his family before moving on to a new role. » Read more

RCMP northern light

Kathy Stewart first began thinking about becoming a helicopter pilot at age 19 after finishing up eight months of work in the Northwest Territories... Now a special constable with the Air Services Branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), based out of Edmonton, Alta., and with more than 13,000 flight hours, Stewart explains her sights were always set on the dynamic world of rotorcraft – “That ability to land virtually anywhere and to hover… your hands are on the controls and you are actively working the machine.” » 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

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

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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