WORKSHOP A | From Buddy to Boss – Performance Management for Police Managers

Nov 19, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Speakers

Sgt. Heather Kent
Performance Management Advisor E Division Employment Requirements Unit
RCMP

Insp. Rashpal Lovelace
Officer in Charge, Professional Responsibility Support Services
RCMP

WORKSHOP B | Investigating Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Nov 19, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Speakers

Steven M. Boorne
Lawyer
HHBG Lawyers

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
9:00
Remarks from the Chair
9:15

Panel

Enforcing the New Cannabis Legislation Bill C-45
10:45
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Outside the Box Strategies for Policing the Opioid Crisis
11:45
Insight on Informer Privilege and Hot Cases to Watch
12:45
Networking Luncheon
1:45
Implementing R. v. Jordan – Direction for Crown and Cops
2:30
Capturing Evidence in the Digital Age – The Latest on Search and Seizure
3:15
Networking Refreshment Break
3:30
Privacy Concerns amid Collaboration with Multiple Agencies
4:15
Closing Remarks from the Chair Conference Adjourns
4:30
Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 21, 2018

8:30
Registration opens and Refreshments are served
9:00
Remarks from the Chair
9:05

Keynote

Insight on the Future of Police Oversight
9:30

Panel

Top Issues Affecting Police Involvement with Independent Oversight Agencies
10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45

Case Study

Civil Disobedience Update – Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Project
11:30
Memphis Model for Use of Force
12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:15

Panel

Officer on Trial
2:45
Closing Remarks from the Chair Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
9:00
Remarks from the Chair

R. Kyle Friesen
Counsel, RCMP Legal Advisory Section
Department of Justice Canada

9:15

Panel

Enforcing the New Cannabis Legislation Bill C-45

Steven M. Boorne
Lawyer
HHBG Lawyers

Mary Shaw
Executive Director, Cannabis Legislation and Regulation
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Giosafat Mingarelli
Manager, Customs Enforcement Policy Unit
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

Det/Cst. Christopher Wong
Vancouver Police Department

An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts passed the Senate vote in June 2018, putting Canada on the road to legalized production, sale and consumption of recreational marijuana. Is your department prepared?

  • Clarifying the new offences under the Cannabis Act
  • Seven classifications of cannabis: personal production, solvent extraction labs, organized crime, legalization vs medical
  • A guide to enforcing impaired driver legislation
  • Balancing the Duty to Accommodate the officer with a zero tolerance policy

10:45
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Outside the Box Strategies for Policing the Opioid Crisis

Insp. Bill Spearn
Organized Crime Section
Vancouver Police Department

  • Policing supervised consumption sights and other innovative strategies for harm reduction
  • Working with health care partners and sharing information
  • Analyzing dirty needles to track opioids and provide cause of death
  • Training across Canada and the United States

11:45
Insight on Informer Privilege and Hot Cases to Watch

David Butcher, QC
Partner
Wilson Butcher Barristers

Keitha Elvin-Jensen
Counsel, Criminal Law and International Assistance British Columbia Regional Office
Department of Justice Canada

Robert Gill
Litigator
Clay & Company

  • Discussing creation of informer privilege and its limits, protection of identity of an informer in the face of disclosure requirements, and consequences of mis-handling an informer, including:
    • R. v. Nicholson (2018)
    • R. v. Brassington (2018)
    • R. v. Durham Regional Crime Stoppers
    • Nissen v. Durham (Regional) Police (2017)
    • R. v. McKay (2016)

12:45
Networking Luncheon
1:45
Implementing R. v. Jordan – Direction for Crown and Cops

Jim Hughes
Chief Legal Technology Counsel
British Columbia Prosecution Services

The Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark Regina v. Jordan decision (2016), to decrease unreasonable delays, has resulted in cases being tossed. Hear how this landmark case is being implemented and learn best practices to ensure compliance.

2:30
Capturing Evidence in the Digital Age – The Latest on Search and Seizure

Chris Greenwood
Senior Counsel
Public Prosecution Service of Canada

  • What are police powers to search and seize digital evidence?
  • What is the reasonable expectation of privacy? What is core biographical information?
  • What does the Supreme Court’s decisions of R. v. Marakah and R. v. Jones mean?
  • Changing rules of consent versus court order? R. v. Reeves currently before the SCC – who can consent to a digital search?

3:15
Networking Refreshment Break
3:30
Privacy Concerns amid Collaboration with Multiple Agencies

Supt. Ghalib Bhayani M.O.M PhD
Employee Management Relations Officer
E Division, RCMP

A look at the Risk-Driven Collaborative Hub Model and Resiliency Tables; discover how professionals from a variety of disciplines collaborate to address acutely elevated risk situations.

  • Developing a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA): exploring the methodology of the Four Filter approach to sharing and privacy
  • De-identifying client information to share in databases

4:15
Closing Remarks from the Chair Conference Adjourns
4:30
Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 21, 2018

8:30
Registration opens and Refreshments are served
9:00
Remarks from the Chair
9:05

Keynote

Insight on the Future of Police Oversight

Ronald J. MacDonald, QC
Chief Civilian Director
Independent Investigations Office of BC

9:30

Panel

Top Issues Affecting Police Involvement with Independent Oversight Agencies

Ronald J. MacDonald, QC
Chief Civilian Director
Independent Investigations Office of BC

Evan Bray
Chief of Police
Regina Police Service

Zane Tessler
Executive Director
Independent Investigations Unit, Manitoba

  • To compel, or not to compel a police service member to give statements and provide notes
  • Improving cooperation between Crown counsel, police services and oversight agencies
  • Supporting officers involved in an oversight investigation

10:30
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45

Case Study

Civil Disobedience Update – Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Project

R. Kyle Friesen
Counsel, RCMP Legal Advisory Section
Department of Justice Canada

Over 200 people have been arrested during protests of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in British Columbia, from March 2018 onwards. Learn about managing police enforcement responses to protests against critical infrastructure and projects of national importance.

  • Review the statutory and common law legal authorities for police enforcement responses to protests that are not “peaceful, lawful and safe”
  • Consider the limits of civil disobedience and the rule of law

11:30
Memphis Model for Use of Force

Officer Stacy Faulkner
Specialized Training Coordinator
Memphis Police Training Academy

A look at the Memphis, Tenn., law enforcement Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) methods, also known as the “Memphis Model” which has been implemented in 18,000 police departments. Implementing said methods was one of the recommendations in the Honourable Neil Wittmann QC (Chief Justice, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, retired) independent report on a review of use of force at the behest of the Calgary Police Service, in April 2018.

12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:15

Panel

Officer on Trial

David Butcher, QC
Partner
Wilson Butcher Barristers

Aaron A. Fox, QC,
Partner
McDougall Gauley LLP
Counsel at Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers

Brock Martland
Lawyer
Martland & Saulnier Barristers and Solicitors

Jessica Patterson
Administrative Crown Counsel, Police Prosecutions
BC Prosecution Service

  • Pros and cons of providing statements and participating in interviews – Must the officer comply?
  • Combating the problems of using video evidence including misleading vantage points, missing perspectives and jury reaction to arrests
  • Determining an officer’s right to detain a suspect and an officer’s duty to act
  • Defending allegations of unconscious bias
  • Establishing that an officer complied with the Use of Force Model and how it can help in trial
    • Differing approaches from Crown and defence
    • Leading expert evidence
    • R. V. Pompeo (2014)
  • Examining the dynamics involved when a police member faces criminal charges, and mitigating additional conflicts
  • Charges arising in the workplace including breach of trust and sexual assault
  • Consequences beyond the courtroom including mental health concerns, and personal and professional hardship

2:45
Closing Remarks from the Chair Conference Concludes

WORKSHOP A | From Buddy to Boss – Performance Management for Police Managers

Nov 19, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm

$495

Speakers

Sgt. Heather Kent
Performance Management Advisor E Division Employment Requirements Unit
RCMP

Insp. Rashpal Lovelace
Officer in Charge, Professional Responsibility Support Services
RCMP

What is it about?

Registration begins: 12:30 p.m.

 

Good cops don’t necessarily make good managers. This workshop will give you the skills you need to become the best manager and get the best out of your team before there is a performance problem.

  • Identifying what your team members need and supplying the right resources
  • Initiating difficult conversations – deciphering whether you have a “problem employee” or an employee with a problem
  • Best practices in attendance monitoring and ways to hold employees accountable
  • Making the most out of your time – reducing redundancies, delegating and unlocking capacity that already exists in your department

WORKSHOP B | Investigating Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Nov 19, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm

$495

Speakers

Steven M. Boorne
Lawyer
HHBG Lawyers

What is it about?

Registration begins: 3:30 p.m

 

  • Identifying the most effective methods for conducting bullying and harassment investigations
  • Delineating the key differences between criminal, disciplinary and bullying and harassment investigations
  • Analyzing specific legal principles and processes required for investigating claims of bullying and harassment
  • Legal ramifications of improperly conducted investigations
  • Examining the nuances of bullying and harassment
  • Common traps for investigators to avoid