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Participants needed for new Laurier study on police fathers

A graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University is looking for participants for a research study on the experiences of police officers who are fathers (“police fathers”). The purpose of this research is to examine the experiences of police fathers both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Danielle Thompson, the student in the department of criminology at the Laurier campus in Brantford, Ont. Although research has been conducted on the experiences of police mothers, police fathers have been understudied, she continues, and so this study will inform initiatives aimed at supporting police officers who are parents.

Ben-Gurion University researchers can pinpoint malicious drone operators

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined how to pinpoint the location of a drone operator who may be operating maliciously or harmfully near airports or protected airspace by analyzing the flight path of the drone.

British Columbia sets another record with 175 overdose deaths in June alone

Another record for monthly overdose deaths related to illicit drugs has been set in British Columbia, prompting the former provincial health officer to call for radical steps to reduce fatalities including access to pharmaceutical-grade heroin produced in Canada.
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Warding off violence against women: VPD’s Women’s Personal Safety Team

In 2012, the inaugural Women’s Personal Safety Team (WPST) workshop was conducted, borne out of a need to increase public knowledge on gender-based violence. Created by Vancouver Police Insp. Colleen Yee and her sister, Det. Alice Yee, this workshop taught the basics of personal safety and violence prevention, and was designed to be accessible for all participants, regardless of physical ability and prior knowledge. » Read more
Virtual Symposium

TODAY: Join us as we go virtual...

It’s time! Blue Line’s first Virtual Symposium and Product Showcase is happening at 1 pm EST. But it’s not too late; you can still sign up for FREE. After opening remarks from CACP President Chief Const. Adam Palmer, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and Michael Tibollo, Ontario’s first Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addiction, we’ll be covering evidence-based police training, UAV updates, officer wellness and much more. » Register NOW

The Strategic Constable

“With renewed tensions rising out of the United States, the profession of policing is once again under the microscope,” writes Const. Matthew Wood. “In times such as these, we might ask ourselves where to turn for guidance. Ever since my transition from the military to policing, I’ve often advocated that we might adopt some of the lessons learned from our military sisters and brothers – specifically the concept of the Strategic Corporal.” » Read more

VIDEO: A tool for guiding all police decisions…

Blue Line recently sat down — virtually, of course — with Dr. Judith P. Andersen, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, to discuss her team’s research into the state of de-escalation and use of force training for police in Ontario, as well as their evidence-based ‘Critical Decision Making Model,’ which was just released to the public this summer. » Read more

World Class Policing Awards postponed to 2021

Given the global pandemic, the World Class Policing Awards team regrets to announce the World Class Policing Awards will now be postponed until 2021. All those who have entered for this year’s awards will have their nominations carried forward to next year. » 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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