Blue Line

Virtual Event
Blue Line Expo 2022
April 28, 2022 at 11:00am ET

Blue Line Magazine is hosting their second annual Blue Line Expo International! This year, we will be focusing on the challenges police agencies are facing when it comes to recruitment and training.

Police chiefs, deputy chiefs, executive directors and other personnel will lead two panel discussions, with the goal of providing solutions to all attendees on how to solve these problems we are all facing.

Blue Line Expo International also boasts a special section of new product and demo sponsor videos that will live on the main agenda page and will be available after the live event for easy access.

Registration is FREE. Join leading companies and leaders from across Canada as we share best practices.

Tweeting about the event? Use the official hashtag – #BLVirtual2022

Note: Sessions and speakers are subject to change based on developing events.

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11:00 am
Welcoming remarks from editor Brittani Schroeder

11:05 am

Speaker: Chief Paul Pedersen, Greater Sudbury Police

11:20 am
Panel Discussion – RECRUITMENT

  • Nishan Duraiappah, Chief, Peel Regional Police
  • Rory Thompson, Calgary Police Service
  • Daniel J. Kinsella, M.O.M. Chief Halifax Regional Police
  • Colleen Yee, Inspector - Vancouver Police Department
  • Reginald O. Hosey, Major - Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando, Florida
In this session, we will discuss the challenges police departments have faced over the last few years in terms of recruiting new personnel, which includes rookies and experienced officers. How did these departments overcome these challenges? What changes have they made in order to attract new recruits? You’ll hear from a wide variety of industry professionals from all across Canada and the United States and learn key takeaways to try in your department.

12:30 pm

1:00 pm
Panel Discussion – TRAINING

  • Stephan Vachon-Zee, Patrol Sergeant, Public Safety Unit Training Sergeant
  • Steve Nash
  • Michael McKenzie, Field Training and Academy Lieutenant - Orange County Sheriff's Office
  • Marc Parent CEO - Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Québec (Ex-Chief of police of Montréal, Canada. FBINA)
Over the last few years, police departments have been called on to update the training they provide for their officers. Deciding how to change the training, or when to implement the new updates, have posed challenges for many agencies. In this session, you will hear from a range of industry professionals who focus on training strategies every day. You may learn from their experiences and find actionable information that you can try within your law enforcement team.

2:00 pm
Closing remarks from editor Brittani Schroeder

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Training in use of force tactics

Cst. Nykon and Sgt. Roberts of the Vancouver Police Department speak about the challenges police agencies are facing in training, and how they can overcome some of those challenges. Their expertise is in control tactics training, and have even ventured into Police Judo training.

Recruitment strategies

Chief Mike Callaghan of the Belleville Police Service shares an overview of the challenges small and mid-sized police agencies are facing in terms of recruitment, and the opportunities that lay ahead to stay on top of these challenges.

Product Demos

Frequently Asked Questions About Blue Line Expo 2022

When & Where?

Blue Line Expo 2022 will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on April 28, 2022 at 11:00am ET.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

Offering a virtual platform provides a no-cost education solution and gives access to an international audience while having the ability to bring together Canada’s coast-to-coast audience.

Sponsor Now

To sponsor this virtual event, contact Janice Eaton for more information. 416-527-0191 or

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of April 28, 2022.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.