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Canada’s 2024 Best Dressed Police Vehicle Award winners announced

Blue Line congratulates the winners of its annual Best Dressed Police Vehicle Awards, the only program of its kind in Canada. Check to see who took the top spots for 2024.

The Government of Canada invests in crime prevention in Windsor

A federal investment of more than $2.7 million to prevent gun crime and gang violence in Windsor has been made. This investment will help address the root causes of crime by supporting community-led projects for young people involved in gangs or at risk of joining them.

Saskatchewan officer injured in shooting is recovering and plans to return to duty

Police in Estevan, about 200 kilometres southeast of Regina, say Sgt. Braden Lonsberry was shot during an altercation at police headquarters in early November.

B.C. replaces Surrey Police Board with administrator over troubled transition

British Columbia’s solicitor general has suspended the Surrey Police Board and replaced it with an administrator to perform all its duties, ousting Mayor Brenda Locke from her role in Surrey’s troubled transition from the RCMP to an independent police force.

Newfoundland and Labrador launches effort to ‘transform’ its police services

The Newfoundland and Labrador government launched an effort Monday to review policing services in the province, after concerted cries from community groups to reform the profession and the systems that hold officers accountable.

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Circles of Understanding: Surrey Police take part in new Indigenous cultural training

In the spring of 2023, the Indigenous Relations Unit of Surrey Police Service (SPS) hosted their Circles of Understanding. You may be asking yourself, “What is that?” Blue Line was able to speak with Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) Michael LeSage and Insp. Kelly Wong of SPS, and Tina Taphouse, an Indigenous artist, about how law enforcement agencies can authentically connect with local Indigenous peoples while also understanding their history and why there may be a negative reaction to police officers. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

A look at law enforcement recruitment challenges

Law enforcement has faced significant challenges for several years when it comes to recruitment. The ever-changing public perception of police officers has taken a turn for the worse in recent years, which has not been helped by events taking place in the United States. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now

Blue Line, The Podcast: The invisible enemy with Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alvarez

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder sat down with Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alvarez of CopLine to talk about mental health, the stigma officers face, research being done into concussions and their effects, and why a confidential hotline is important for the first responder industry. » Read More...


A lasting impact on the community

PC Lundgren is in his 34th year of policing, and he still loves his job as much as he did in the beginning. “I’m one of the oldest guys on the road for this OPP detachment,” he says. Read more about the winner of the 2023 Lifetime in Law Enforcement Achievement Award, and remember to submit your officers to the 2024 awards. » Read now


Will proposed federal firearms laws reduce gun crime in Canada?

When Bill C-21 was first introduced, it was all about reducing legal handgun sales and ownership transfers, which in itself will not have any impact on rising gun crime in this country. It would only stop new and used handgun purchases by those who are either already licensed to possess restricted weapons under Canada’s already robust regulations, or those who are seeking to legally go through the rigorous steps required to be appropriately licensed. By Chris D. Lewis. » Read now


BCACP/CACP Police Leadership Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Jan. 21 - 23, 2024
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Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police 2024 AWIP ON Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Feb. 13 - 16, 2024
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OACP & Blue Line Expo 2024

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Mar. 26, 2024
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Mar. 27, 2024
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