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New joint RCMP and municipal enforcement detachment strengthening community safety

In a collaborative effort to enhance community safety and optimize law enforcement services, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Cochrane Municipal Enforcement have announced the opening of the new Protective Services Building on Monday, June 19.

Detective Manuel Illner named Kiwanis Top Cop 2022

The Kiwanis Club of Edmonton – Oil Capital has named Edmonton Police Service (EPS) Det. Manuel Illner as their Top Cop for 2022. Det. Illner is receiving the Kiwanis Top Cop award for his ongoing commitment to improving the lives of children as a police officer and a coach.

Safety fixes, police probe close rural intersection where two died in crash

A rural Southwestern Ontario intersection where an OPP officer and a school bus driver were killed in a recent crash will be closed throughout the week for the ongoing police investigation and safety upgrades.

‘An inspiration’: Hamilton cop honoured for volunteer work

This month, the Police Association of Ontario announced Durka as the recipient of its 2023 Community Role Model Award, which recognizes “a police officer or civilian police service employee who has made a difference in their community while off-duty.”

Town updating service agreements with police, fire

The Town of Saugeen Shores is revising and updating policies around its emergency services to make them more transparent and responsive. This includes a new proposed Shared Services Agreement with the Saugeen Shores Police Service (SSPS), and new criteria for activation calls from Bruce County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the Saugeen Shores Fire Department (SSFD).


New Ford PIU Single Cell Partition available now!

The Single Cell Prisoner Transport System securely transports a detainee in 1/3 of second row while allowing full access to remaining 2/3 for other use. » Learn more

Mystery of the Margaret McDonald murder: Toronto Police

“It was awful. It was one of the worst attacks I’ve seen. Just a horrific crime scene,” said acting Det. Sgt. Steve Smith, who manages the Toronto Police cold case unit. The veteran homicide detective has investigated many homicides in his career—which spans over two decades—yet the Margaret McDonald cold case is one that stands out for its sheer brutality against a vulnerable victim. By Stephen Metelsky. » Read now

The Police - Military Veterans Wellness Program: An update

In the November 2020 issue of Blue Line, Cst. Aaron Dale joined me as a co-author to introduce the newly created Military Veterans Wellness Program. That column was a departure from my usual Behavioural Sciences piece, as this will be, but as proud veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Cst. Dale and I want to provide an update of the program. By Peter Collins and Aaron Dale. » Read now
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New Orleans embarks on safe city project with Axis

When New Orleans announced its Citywide Public Safety Project, city officials planned for video cameras to play a key role in helping its police department prevent, detect and investigate crimes. They proposed the solution that would coordinate 911 dispatch center calls with video cameras in the vicinity of incidents and transmit real-time information to responders. With the help of Axis open-platform cameras, the Crime Center has proven to be a real force multiplier, helping law enforcement monitor the size of crowds, track motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic, as well as highlight incidents occurring along parade routes. » Read the full story

Blue Line, The Podcast: How policing is changing in Canada, with CPS Deputy Chief Raj Gill

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, editor Brittani Schroeder was joined by Deputy Chief Raj Gill of the Calgary Police Service to talk about policing in Calgary, how policing is changing in Canada and where policing might be headed. » Read More...


Fallen first responders: How the Canada 911 Ride Foundation honours those we’ve lost

Jim Adamson was a police officer with the Toronto Police Service for 36 years. Over the course of his career, he saw many incidents that “most people should never see”. Within two years of beginning his policing career, he knew he wanted to find a way to give back to Canadian communities, because he saw it as an honour to serve them. “It may sound hokey, but I sincerely mean that if I could go out and make a difference in somebody’s life, I thought I’d done a good job,” he says. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now


Improving service delivery for those on the spectrum

There is no evidence that people with ASD commit more crimes than non-autistic people. Nevertheless, people with ASD can expect to interact with LEPs up to seven times more often than those without autism. However, these interactions primarily result from victimization and witness reports. By Thomas Leydier. » Read now


C.A.P.E. 2023 Conference

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: June 20 - 22, 2023
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Peel First Responders Recognition BBQ 2023

Location: Caledon, Ont.
Date: June 24, 2023
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2023 World Police & Fire Games

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: July 28, 2023
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118th CACP Annual Summit

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: Aug. 20 - 22, 2023
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