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Since 2004, the RCMP says its Reserve Program has provided experienced police officers with an opportunity to continue serving Canadians, while helping the RCMP provide short-term operational relief when more police resources are needed.
The Ontario government announced it was honouring those who have fallen in the line of duty while serving in the province’s correctional services during the seventh annual Ceremony of Remembrance earlier this month.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police are actively hunting for two suspects believed to be behind an explosion that rocked an Indian restaurant west of Toronto, sending 15 people to hospital, the chief of the investigating force said Friday.
TORONTO — The technology exists to fix some of the design flaws in Canada’s mobile emergency alert system that was tested last week for an Amber Alert issued in Ontario, some experts say.
HALIFAX — A Halifax cannabis dispensary has once again found itself the target of an alleged break-in followed by a police raid in what the store’s owner said is becoming a pattern.
SEBA BEACH, Alta. — A peace officer had to be hospitalized after being exposed to fentanyl in a small community west of Edmonton.
When Velvet Steele, a well-known transgender and human rights activist, first met Vancouver Police Const. Dale Quiring, she was cautious.
When addressing police /private sector partnerships, one must always assess the battlefield in which they are engaging the enemy as the context, battleground and rules of war are constantly changing.  
A new award has been born at Blue Line, which will be making its debut at Blue Line Expo 2018.
The history about Inuit special constables with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has never been published before. After learning about two family members who held such roles, I am on a mission to rectify this and take a closer look at our collective family of Inuit special constables — specifically those from Nunavut.
As one of Canada’s largest metropolitan areas, Vancouver is a popular destination for new immigrants to the country. And it’s no wonder, given its wealth of natural beauty, cosmopolitan appeal and multicultural background. As of 2011, the National Household Survey by Statistics Canada found that Vancouver was home to 913,310 immigrants, with over 155,125 newcomers having arrived between 2006-2011.
In law enforcement today, there is a certain emphasis placed on training for active threats (shooters), and rightly so. In the current climate these adversaries, as that is how they will be referred to in this article, seem to be very busy. Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, are two recent locations that come to mind for such heinous acts. There is a lot of training the law enforcement community goes through, all of it to prepare us to deal with these types of incidents. Unfortunately, you cannot train for every venue.
Staff Sgt. Giles Blinn is retiring from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Fredericton, N.B., after 31 years.
Cpl. Heinz Krauss is celebrating 40 years with the West Shore RCMP in British Columbia.
Durham Regional Police Service Supt. Kim Bulloch has retired after 34 years.
Troy Cooper has been sworn in as the new chief of the Saskatoon Police Service.
Acting Supt. Stu Eley has retired from the Toronto Police Service after 43 years.
Brenda Lucki is the new commissioner designate of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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The Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) Security Assessment Unit (SAU) began organizing the Policing Security Network (PSN) by partnering with several other police services for more collaboration on physical security threats. SAU’s Patrick Ogilvie, a security consultant, and OPP Sgt. Laura Meyers, along with OPP section manager and Acting Insp. Rob Fournier, share more on why this group is so ground breaking.
Chief Julia Cecchetto began her role as head of Kentville Police Service last October, after 27 years with Halifax Regional Police. As the first female police chief in all of Nova Scotia, she shares what it’s like to carry that torch.
When you ask a police service what they want in a patrol car, they don’t even hesitate, says OPP officer Mike Bennett. But when it comes to off-highway vehicles, it’s another story. That’s where Bennett and his company Terra Tech Off Road come in, and his latest reveal — a beefed up side-by-side called the Guardian — shows law enforcement agencies all the different types of product they can get to suit their off-road needs.
On April 19, 2016, an Ottawa police officer was injured during an altercation on the job. Exactly one year later, Const. Michael McNaught found himself on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Today, he’s back with Ottawa Police Service — while still managing his marketplace business, RVezy. He shares how entrepreneurship helped in his recovery and complements his policing, too.
Twenty years ago the Innisfil Police Service and Bradford West Gwillimbury Police amalgamated as the South Simcoe Police. Chief Andrew Fletcher — who started his law enforcement career at Halton Regional Police — shares his thoughts on community mobilization and handling lean budgets.
The Dakota Ojibway Police Service (DOPS) snuffed out 40 candles on its birthday cake this year. It is a recognized self-administered agency located in southern Manitoba, serving the Birdtail Sioux, Canupawakpa Dakota, Long Plain First Nation, Roseau River, Sandy Bay and Waywayseecappo First Nation communities. Acting Chief Rick Head provides insight on what it’s like to lead one of the longest operating First Nation police services in Canada.
There were jokes, fidget spinners and plenty of options presented as career avenues to the curious student body at the 15th annual justice career fair, hosted in partnership by the Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE) and the University of Guelph-Humber, in north Toronto last week.
At the 22nd annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference earlier in December, law enforcement and private industry came together to discuss the problem of counterfeiting, identify tactics to pursue against counterfeiters and new resources, and learn how to work together to protect Canadian industries.
Blue Line attended Panasonic Toughbook’s Mobility Forum 2017 last week for a look at new technology and inspirational words from former Canada Forces chief of defence staff Rick Hillier.
Friends of the OPP Museum, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the museum, hosted its 2017 Pedal for the Past event on September 30, 2017, in Midland, Ont. at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons historic site.
“Policing in a Digital Society – Risks and Opportunities” was the theme of the 112th national Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) conference, which was held earlier this week in Montréal.
“You are all my stars,” said Larry Cappetto to the packed Cineplex theatre in Toronto on June 19 after a special film screening. “You’re the reason I’m doing what I’m doing — capturing courage.”

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