January 1989 – Blue Line Magazine Inc publishes its inaugural issue.
January 1991 – Subscription price for one year of Blue Line Magazine is set at $25. It has stayed at this rate for almost 20 years.
January 1993 – Blue Line’s cover gets a yellow border reminiscent of National Geographic.
January 1996 – Blue Line publishes its first cross Canada gun survey.
March 1996 – Blue Line releases its first cross Canada Policing Survey. This “State-of-the-Union” for Canadian policing noted that many services were slashing operating budgets.
April 1996 – Blue Line News Week, a digest of law enforcement news from across Canada, began publication. First known as Ten-Seven, the publication was originally printed and mailed to law enforcement executives.
April 1997 – Responding to advertiser’s requests, Blue Line Magazine Inc hosts its first annual Blue Line EXPO, then known as Response ’97.
January 1998 – Blue Line Magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary.
March 1998 – March 2004 – Blue Line Magazine Inc sponsors the Police Leadership Forum’s Police Leader of the Year Award.
February 2001 – Blue Line Magazine Inc introduces the Blue Line Forum, an online area for discussions about Canadian law enforcement.
April 2002 – Blue Line Magazine staff band together and write the publication’s first annual April Fool’s article. The joke first featured the OPP’s “purchase” of a surplus naval vessel for patrol. A month later Blue Line staff sunk the ship.
October 2002 – Blue Line Magazine becomes a textbook in Niagara College’s Police Foundations and Law and Security Administration programs.
January 2003 – Blue Line starts its 15th year of publication.
March 2003 – The first survey is conducted of police services and body armour use. The survey showed all agencies made body armour available but that there was no standard for how the armour should be worn.
January 2005 – After more than a decade inside the “yellow box” Blue Line Magazine’s cover gets a facelift.
December 2008 – In celebration of 20 years publishing for the law enforcement industry and its 200th issue, Blue Line Magazine publishes a special anniversary edition featuring a retrospective of the industry it so faithfully serves.