Canadian AI technology company Two Hat has released CEASE.ai, an image recognition technology for social platforms and law enforcement that detects images containing child sexual abuse. By making the technology available to public and private sectors, Two Hat says it aims to address the problem not only at the investigative stage but also at its core, by preventing images from being posted online in the first place.
Urban Armor Gear, designers of lightweight mobile device cases, has announced a new “special edition” of MIL-SPEC drop-tested cases.
Nightstick continues to grow its long-gun light lineup with the newest TWM-354 and TWM-854XL remote pressure switch weapon lights.
Sig Sauer has added 223 Rem and 308 Win full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds for training to its rifle ammunition line.
Ford has revealed the all-new Police Interceptor Utility, set to take to the streets in 2019. The lineup will include Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, F-150 Police Responder, Expedition SSV, F-150 SSV, Transit PTV and SSV Plug-In Hybrid Sedan.
Intermotive makes plug-in modules that allow you to control your vehicle. 
XS Sights has revealed its DXT2 Big Dot Night Sights for front sight visibility in all lighting conditions.
The patented FRAMM is a unique weapon stock that allows operatives to comfortably discharge their firearms while wearing a ballistic helmet with the visor fully lowered (ballistic visors and gas masks).
Sig Sauer is now manufacturing pistol and rifle ammunition components for precision handloaders at its ammunition facility in Jacksonville, Ark.
The Be Weapon solution by STid was developed in 2012 for the French special forces and later for police departments. It is an equipment management and tracking solution with RFID tags.
Founded in 1789, Rostaing is the French pioneer, designer and manufacturer of protective technical gloves for activities from the most dangerous to the most technical and precise.
Tiger Tough Tactical seat covers are built specifically for law enforcement vehicles. They are made out of 1000 denier “ballistic” nylon and have an extra layer of reinforcement over the lower lumbar area of the seat-back cover.
Mass murder, like the attack on Quebec City's Islamic Cultural Centre in 2017 and the ongoing eradication of Iraqi Yazidis by ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), is rarely without precedent. For international watchdogs, as for law enforcement, a forensic path extends backward, through escalating violence and inflammatory language, through news reports and social media, through a myriad of unresolved conflicts that lead, seemingly inexorably in hindsight, to loss of life. The needle points to the haystack, but the haystack tells us little of the needle.
As Canadian police fleet managers continue to deal with the ever-changing world of mobile technology, Sound Off Signal has provided a solution with a program called bluePRINT.
I closely followed the unfortunate situation regarding the potential replacement of the commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) by Toronto Police Supt. Ron Taverner, who has been noted in the media as a “longtime ally” of Ontario Premier Doug Ford. I have read various responses to the situation, including the letter that was written by the acting commissioner, Brad Blair, and the response by others to that letter.
Referred to, in the academic literature, as the Violent Link, research has shown a robust connection between animal abuse and interpersonal violence (IPV) and, in particular, domestic violence (DV). Pets can be found in as many as 80 per cent of these homes and may also be at risk of suffering severe or fatal injury. Victims of domestic abuse have a strong bond with their pets and their abuser is aware of this bond and can use it as an abusive tactic against their partner.
Collaboration within the law enforcement sphere has been exploding in the headlines I’m reading these days.
Anyone who has ever been employed by a correctional employer anywhere in the world knows gang and other criminal activity does not stop when the offenders are arrested and brought into custody. Offenders and gang leaders find various creative ways to continue their criminal enterprise from behind the walls of correctional institutions. Three-way calling to arrange business transactions, using a third party to traffic contraband and arrange for outside deals, and even human trafficking are only a few ways that offenders and gang leaders continue to communicate and run their criminal enterprise from behind the prison walls.
Some of the most renowned nitpickers to frequent a police training venue would be the drill instructors, closely followed by equitation personnel.
Back in 1989 when Blue Line was first published, technology in law enforcement was a fairly primitive affair, and much of the daily work centred around paper —  lots of it. Most patrol officers carried a briefcase filled with numerous five- or six-part reports, which used thin carbon-paper inserts to transfer the hand-written word through to the parts below.
Despite the reasonable manner in which a strip search was conducted, its location nevertheless rendered it a s. 8 Charter breach. In R. v. Pilon, 2018 ONCA 959 the police obtained a warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to search a motel room. When police entered the room, they arrested all three of its occupants, including Pilon.
Once upon a time alcohol was banned in Canada. Initially the decision to ban alcoholic beverages was done by individual communities in the late 19th century. In the early 20th century, it was done by some provinces, and then there was a nation-wide prohibition from 1918 to 1920.
As we enter the new year, we often come up with a fresh look at what we would like to change in our lives. As I look around at the people in this world and how they go about achieving their goals, I notice there are two approaches typically taken:
Armor Your Self: How to Survive a Career in Law EnforcementBy John Marx; 2017, 433 pagesISBN: 978-1544661810

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