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Provincial police officer killed during attempted arrest northeast of Montreal

A Quebec provincial police officer was killed while trying to arrest a man at a home in the province’s Mauricie region Monday night. The police force confirmed in a news release Tuesday the death of Sgt. Maureen Breau, an officer with more than 20 years of experience.

‘Always remember’: Funeral held for two Edmonton police officers killed on duty

Two police officers killed in the line of duty were honoured Monday at a regimental funeral with tears and tales of off-key crooning, birdies and beers, laughs and contagious joy. Thousands of officers gathered with family members to say a formal goodbye to Edmonton police Const. Travis Jordan, 35, and Const. Brett Ryan, 30, at Rogers Place arena, the home area of the Edmonton Oilers.

N.S. mass shooting inquiry report must deliver ‘clear commentary’: family lawyer

On July 22, 2020, about three months after a gunman murdered 22 people in Nova Scotia, a procession of grieving relatives marched to the local RCMP detachment, demanding an independent and open inquiry into the rampage. On Thursday, those who pressed for answers will see the result of their demands as a federal-provincial inquiry – which was announced a week after the 2020 demonstration in Bible Hill, N.S. – delivers its final report.

In the days since the AJI, Winnipeg police taking strides to improve relationships with Indigenous people

The Aboriginal Justice Inquiry (AJI), was a public inquiry first commissioned by the Manitoba government in 1988, and when its final report was presented in 1991, its stated purpose was “to examine the relationship between the Aboriginal peoples of Manitoba and the justice system.”

Alberta Sheriffs receiving additional officers and more powers with new funding

The Alberta Sheriffs Branch will have expanded powers and play a bigger role in combating rural crime with new funding, the provincial government said Friday. Public Safety Minister Mike Ellis said $27.3 million will go to new positions and for rural crime initiatives, including two plain clothes teams that will help RCMP with criminal surveillance.


Martin’s Annual Criminal Code, 2023 Hardcover Edition

Martin’s Annual Criminal Code 2023 discusses recent case law and amendments to the Criminal Code and other legislation.

A valued resource for professionals in criminal justice and law enforcement.

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Vehicle modernization: Service de police de la Ville de Lévis wins Blue Line’s 2023 Best Dressed Police Vehicle Award

Congratulations to all the winners of Blue Line’s 2023 Best Dressed Vehicle Awards, sponsored by Axon. The awards showcase innovative, sustainable and effective designs. Read the full story to see the list of winners. » Read now

Investigations 101: Lessons from Shakespeare’s Macbeth

This review of Macbeth seeks to assist police officers enhance their investigative skills by discussing valuable lessons that Shakespeare communicated. Lessons on the dangers of demeanour evidence and of circumstantial evidence abound, to name but two, abound in this timeless play. By Gilles Renaud. » Read now

Blue Line, The Podcast: Finding your passion with Ret. Digital Forensic Investigator Ryan Duquette

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder spoke with Duquette about his career with PRP, his move into the private sector and the importance of finding your passion, no matter where you work. » Listen now


Leadership matters: Improving trust in the police by building better leaders

Unlike autocratic countries where the police serve the interests of the government above all else, the police in Western, democratic societies like Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States serve the public first and foremost. When the public loses confidence and stops viewing the police as legitimate, the public will scale back the powers of the police (typically through changes in law) to limit any further harm. By Matthew Wood. » Read now


Fraud in the 2020s

Police agencies have come a long way when it comes to financial crime investigation and the importance put on these cases. Although not necessarily considered a “top five” job to most officers, its importance is starting to show in almost every investigation. All we need to do is do start thumbing through the most recent Criminal Code of Canada and ask ourselves how many offences are motivated in some way by money. With the exception of crimes of passion, radicalized and psychopathic offenders, crime is driven by financial or property gain. By Cameron Field. » Read now


Canadian Police Ceremonial Training Course

Location: Aylmer, Ont.
Date: Apr. 24, 2023
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14th Annual Law of Policing Conference, Eastern Edition

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 3 - 4, 2023
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Police Religious Literacy Program

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 3 - 5, 2023
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2023

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: May 9, 2023
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