Canada’s must-attend event for in-house police counsel and professional standard officers.

Join us for two days of meaningful conversations and networking with chiefs of police, in-house counsel, and a wide-variety of government and civilian agencies from across Canada.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR
Speaker

Sgt. Amar Gosal

Professional Standards (PSU)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), O Division

Featured Speakers
Speaker

A/Detective Superintendent Daniel Nadeau

Investigative Genetic Genealogy Implementation Team Criminal Investigation Branch
Ontario Provincial Police

Speaker

Ins. Stuart Bertram

Prosecutor, Professional Standards Bureau
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

Speaker

R. Kyle Friesen, O.O.M.

General Counsel, Legal Services
Surrey Police Service

Speaker

Sunil Mathai

Senior Counsel, Crown Law Office
Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General

Speaker

Jon Reid

President
Toronto Police Association

Conference Highlights

Bail Reform Act: The Expected (and Unexpected) Impact of How Bill C-48 Amendments are Changing Policing

Preparing for Disciplinary Regimes under the Reformed Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA)

BWC Investigative Techniques and How Evidence is Now Being Used in Court

The Legal Parameters Affecting AI Ethics, Law, Policy and Usage by Police

Cybercrime Investigations: Canadian and International Perspectives on Cross-Agency Collaboration

ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

CI’s annual event gathers the who’s who of the Canadian police community and delves into the most critical challenges and controversial issues facing police services, police associations, police boards, peace officers, special constables, and their counsel. Join us in May and take a dynamic look at how policing is progressing in Canada, as well as discover how advancements in technology are changing the way police investigate crimes, the way legal counsel apply the law, the way judges review evidence in court and more.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Police Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, Sheriffs, and their Counsel
  • Police Commissioners
  • Professional Standards Investigators
  • Executives of Police Associations and their Counsel
  • Police Discipline Adjudicators
  • Criminal Law Practitioners
  • Government Policy Drafters
  • Government Attorneys
  • Members of the Plaintiff Bar
  • Police Service Board Members
LEGAL ACCREDITATION

This 2-day conference program can be applied towards 6 of the 9 substantive hours, as well as 1.5 professionalism hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Law Society of Ontario. Members will also receive an additional 3 EDI hours for attending pre-conference Workshop A and 3 professionalism hours for attending pre-conference Workshop B. Learn More

Group Rate Bundles

Are representatives from your police or governmental department considering attendance at the Law of Policing Conference, Eastern Edition and our affiliated event Police Tech Conference & Expo? Take advantage of our group rates by bundling your registrations! Learn more

Session Recording

Exploring an Expanded Range of Duties for Special Constables

This session looks at the new provisions under the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act (2019), to more closely regulate the appointment, duties, employment and discipline of special constables. As well, this session explores different police pilot projects whereby special constables are expanding their role.

VIEW FREE SESSION
Speaker

Sarah Kennedy

President
Ontario Special Constable Association

Speaker

Paul VandeGraaf

Chief of Police
Cobourg Police Service

SNEAK PEEK AT OUR PAST EVENT
WHAT OUR PAST ATTENDEES SAY
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I was very pleased with the whole thing. The speakers were all knowledgeable about their topics, and the topics were interesting and varied.

Jean-Michel Lenihan, Legal Counsel, RCMP External Review Committee
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Well organized, great speakers, accommodating.

Jason Vassell, Professor, Durham College
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Great experience overall. Appreciated the different points of view represented by the different speakers on such a variety of topics.

Lt.-Com. Lyse Markert, Canadian Forces National Defence
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Very well-organized conference. Good variety of topics and speakers, yet all relevant to our work.

Mathieu St. Germain, Legal Counsel, Calgary Police Service
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Very good, interesting and informative. Wonderful presenters.

Caroline Peters, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission
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