Join us at the 12th Annual Law of Policing Conference, Eastern Canada edition, on May 6 & 7, 2021. This year’s event will take an in depth look at some of the social movements that are demanding change in policing services, and the legal liability challenges that will arise from adapting to change. Take part in this virtual two-day event to discuss the most pressing challenges facing police services, police associations, police boards, peace officers, special constables, and their counsel.

2021 CO-CHAIRS
Speaker Name

Kyle Friesen

General Counsel, Legal Services
Surrey Police Service

Speaker Name

Fred Kaustinen

Executive Director
Ontario Association of Police Services Boards

Featured Speakers
Speaker Name

Carla Goncalves

Deputy Director
Office of the Independent Police Review Director (Ontario)

Speaker Name

Hon. Marlène Jennings

Former Member
Parliament Committee Member

Comite consultatif sur la Realite policiere/ Advisory Committee on Police Reality

Speaker Name

Dale McFee

Chief of Police
Edmonton Police Service

Speaker Name

Sergeant Sam Tease

National Police Intervention
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Ontario)

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Speaker Name

Bryan Larkin

Chief of Police
Waterloo Regional Police Services (ON)

Speaker Name

Sarah Kennedy

President
Special Constables Association (ON)

Speaker Name

Julia Cecchetto

Chief, Kentville Police Service
President, Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association (NS)

Speaker Name

Neil Dubord

Chief Constable
Delta Police Department (BC)

NEW SESSIONS FOR 2021
Live Q&A National Roundtable on Police Service Act Reform:
Hear from Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta
Analyzing Models for Partnering with Health Care Authorities:
Compare Edmonton and Oregon police models
Ensuring a Consistent Response when using De-Escalation and Use of Force Techniques:
Gain control and de-escalation tactics
Measuring Personal and Organizational Liability in Duty of Care Investigations:
Defining the legal obligation of a person or organization
Mitigating Liability on an Officer’s Personal Social Media Platform:
What you can and can’t do, even off-duty

This must-attend event brings together chiefs of police, in-house counsel, and a wide-variety of government and civilian agencies to delve into new legislation and precedent-setting case law, to determine the highest of police standards. Join a distinguished and diverse faculty of speakers as they provide practical solutions and optimum tools for your organization. Hear balanced and current discussions on following challenges:

NATIONAL ROUNDTABLE on POLICE SERVICE ACT REFORM

THINK TANK Analyzing Models for Partnering with Health Care Authorities

Ensuring a Consistent Response when using De-Escalation and Use-of-Force Techniques

Ensuring Evidence Management when Adopting Body-Worn Camera Technology

Enforcing the Federal Quarantine Act Covid-19 Pandemic Response Measures

Primer on Employee Accommodation and Return-to-Work Policy

ACCREDIATION

This main 2-day conference can be applied towards 7 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD), required by the Law Society of Ontario. This program contains 30 minutes of Professionalism Hour(s). Learn More

Earn CPD Credits


Want to Know What to Expect?

A Quick Look at the 2020 Virtual Conference

Testimonials
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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
Who’s Attending
  • Police Commissioners, Chiefs, Superintendents, and their Counsel
  • Professional Standards Directors and Investigators
  • Executives of Police Associations and their Counsel
  • Senior Law Enforcement Officers
  • Police Discipline Adjudicators
  • Criminal Law Practitioners
  • Crown Attorneys
  • Members of the Plaintiff Bar
  • City Solicitors
  • Government Policy Drafters
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