Delve into legislative updates, precedent-setting cases, police liability and the most critical developments affecting law enforcement professional standards in Canada.


R. Kyle Friesen

General Counsel, Legal Services
Surrey Police Service


Keitha Elvin-Jensen

Senior Counsel
Justice Canada

Featured Speakers

Ghalib Bhayani

C/Supt. MOM, MSM, Prof.D, Lower Mainland District Operations Officer
Assistant District Commander LMD

RCMP E Division


David Jones

Chief Officer
Metro Vancouver Transit Police


M. Andrew MacDonald

Regional Crown Counsel
B.C. Prosecution Service


Staff Sgt. Mark McVicar

Legal Counsel
Calgary Police Services


Mathieu St-Germain

Legal Counsel
Calgary Police Service

  • How BC’s Police Act Reform Will Change Police Authority and Raise New Liability Concerns and the Impact on Other Provinces
  • Overcoming Challenges with Processing Evidence in Accordance with Jordan Disclosure: A Look at Detention Under the Criminal Code, Form 5.2
  • Searches, Seizures and Detention Orders: What Evidence is Protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and How to Operate under Stricter Court Procedures
  • Civil Disobedience: Examining Police Authority and Discretion When Responding to Protests and Responding to Complaints of Police Misconduct
  • Drug Decriminalization and the Modernization of BC Drug Policy – Overarching Implications

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Workshops are offered In-Person only


Police agencies are being held to a higher account.

As public mistrust continues to grow, so does the number of complaints against officers and agencies, from allegations of negligent investigations to racial profiling. But more than ever there is greater demand for transparency in the complaint process, with increased calls for access to information on discipline and conduct proceedings. Does your police agency have the resources and strategy to address and reduce complaints?

In this Western edition, experienced experts provide balanced perspectives on the most pressing issues facing police services, police associations, police boards, independent police oversight agencies, and their counsel. Hear from a distinguished and diverse faculty of speakers as they provide practical solutions and optimum tools for your organization.


This conference program can be applied towards the substantive hours and professionalism hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Learn More

A Must Attend Event For
  • 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
Past Attending Organizations
  • Abbotsford Police Department
  • Akwesasne Mohawk Police
  • Alberta Serious Incident Response Team
  • Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP
  • Anishinabek Police
  • BC Ministry of Justice – Policing & Security Branch
  • BC Ministry of Public Safety – Police Services
  • BC Police Services
  • BC Prosecution Service
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Benson Law LLP
  • Blood Tribe Police Service
  • Boughton Law Corporation
  • Calgary Police Association
  • Calgary Police Commission
  • Calgary Police Foundation
  • Calgary Police Service
  • Camrose Police Service
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Canadian Forces National Defence
  • Canadian Forces Provost Marshal
  • Cheadles LLP
  • City of Regina
  • Civilian Review & Complaints Commission for the RCMP
  • Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – BC
  • Delta Police Department
  • Department of Justice Canada
  • Department of National Defence
  • Edmonton Police Commission
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • Government of BC
  • Halifax Regional Police
  • Halton Regional Police Service
  • Hamilton Police Service
  • Independent Investigations Office BC
  • Justice Canada
  • Kahnawake Council of Kahnawake
  • Kahnawake Peacekeeper
  • Kelliher & Turner
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Legal Services Board of Nunavut
  • Lethbridge Police Association
  • Lethbridge Police Commission
  • Lethbridge Police Service
  • McDougall Gauley LLP
  • McMaster University
  • Medicine Hat Police Service
  • Metro Vancouver Transit Police
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
  • Ministry of the Attorney General of BC
  • National Security and Intelligence Review Agency
  • New Westminster Police Department
  • O’Brien Devlin Macleod
  • Office of the Judge Advocate General
  • Ottawa Police Service
  • Pacific Region Training Centre
  • Port Moody Police Department
  • Regina Police Service
  • RCMP Burnaby
  • RCMP Calgary
  • RCMP Chilliwack
  • RCMP Coquitlam
  • RCMP E Division
  • RCMP G Division
  • RCMP Kelowna
  • RCMP Langley
  • RCMP M Division
  • RCMP Manitoba East District
  • RCMP Moose Lake
  • RCMP North Vancouver
  • RCMP Saskatoon
  • RCMP Squamish
  • RCMP Surrey
  • RCMP Thompson
  • RCMP Wabowden
  • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
  • Saanich Police Department
  • Saskatoon Police Association
  • Saskatoon Police Service
  • Sea to Sky Detachment Whistler
  • Security Intelligence Review Committee
  • Stl atl imx Tribal Police
  • Toronto Police Association
  • Vancouver Police Department
  • Vancouver Police Union
  • Victoria City Police Union
  • Victoria Police Department
  • West Vancouver Police Department
  • Winnipeg Police Association
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I found the conference interesting and informative.

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A solid conference with a good array of speakers on a variety of topics.

Bennett Jones LLP
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