OACP & Blue Line Expo 2022

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Why Should I Attend?

  • Learn from leading law enforcement experts
  • Network with fellow law enforcement professionals
  • Purchase the latest technology, products and services

WHO IS OACP & Blue Line Expo FOR?

  • Police chiefs
  • Police service procurement staff
  • Customs officers
  • Military, local, municipal, provincial and aboriginal police
  • Federal and provincial corrections officers
  • RCMP
  • Security Professionals
  • Fire chiefs and other fire department personnel

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Trade show opens

10:00am - 10:05am

Opening remarks from Blue Line and OACP

10:05am - 11:00am

The economics of the post-COVID era: Future shock for police services and other public service organizations?

  • Richa Kharbanda
  • Lindsey Gray
Police services, other first responders and public service organizations will not be immune from consequences of the immediate economic outlook for the Province of Ontario and Canada. Pressures on the public sector are bound to increase as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Is a financial reckoning on the horizon? Are police leaders and their organizations ready?

11:00am - 11:45am

Recruit to lead

  • Dennis Matthews, President of Creative Currency
  • Dr. Scott Blandford
  • Dr. Frank Trovato
Police organizations are increasingly competing with other sectors for new recruits to deliver policing services that meet the changing needs of their communities. Moreover, services must retain their people to ensure they are positioned to succeed. Hear an outstanding leaders panel discuss the marketing of policing: the Constable Selection System, recruitment, hiring and retention of police members, and the need for a broad strategy for promoting policing as a career option and profession.

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Mental health literacy

Speaker: Nick Halmasy

Mental Health for First Responders = PTSD. We are missing so much of the story, so much of the impact, and so much opportunity to engage and, potentially, divert mental health towards wellness instead of towards despair. Not having mental health literacy means that we are constantly questioning, swayed by, and implementing programs and tools that may not work. This talk aims to improve your critical thinking on topics of mental health while challenging some of your beliefs. This is an engagement driven discussion.

1:45pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 3:00pm

“Think about tomorrow, today”: The undeniable importance of court considerations for law enforcement officers

Speaker: Brian Lass

Arguably, the less “exciting” part of the law enforcement profession lies on the other side of chasing/arresting/charging the “bad guy”. However, an officer must always realize (and appreciate) that Sec. 11(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states “all persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty according to law”. As such – and in many ways – an officer’s job is only just beginning at the time a respective charge is laid. The world of Court is an integral and mandatory component of any officer’s tenure.


In this session, Brian Lass will preface the undeniable importance of court considerations for law enforcement officers, including (but not limited to) myths about an officer’s role in court, items of evidentiary consideration during an investigation, creating a Prima Facie Case, the officer’s role vs. the prosecutor’s role, and the court process itself (including officer testimony).

3:00pm - 3:30pm

The critical importance of effective communication in coordinating a multi-agency major incident response

Speaker: Chris Ullah

We’ve become all too familiar in recent years with events that can suddenly overtake our normal lives. Critical Event Management can relate to a wide variety of scenarios – from a chemical spillage to a terrorist attack. During those crucial first moments of a crisis, clear efficient communications across all responders are essential. Indeed, it can mean the difference between life and death.


Join Chris Ullah, a recently retired Police Superintendent from the UK who will share with you his knowledge and experience of dealing with such incidents and how organisations are successfully increasing their resilience and averting crises. Ullah is BlackBerry’s CEM Evangelist who works globally with the emergency services, public sector bodies and private organisations to replace or enhance their communications solutions by introducing BlackBerry’s CEM solution, AtHoc. His main focus has been to ensure organisations form part of a critical communications network. Not only is BlackBerry AtHoc used at times of crisis, but Ullah has ensured that organisations utilise the solution on a daily basis so that it becomes part of their business as usual – realising huge efficiency gains.


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OACP & Blue Line Expo

Start Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

End Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

Last Day to Book: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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