Balanced perspectives on the most critical challenges affecting law enforcement, legal counsel and professional standards in Canada.

2023 Conference Co-Chairs

Robert Fenton

Director, Legal Services
Calgary Police Service


R. Kyle Friesen, O.O.M

General Counsel, Legal Services
Surrey Police Service


Fiona Wilson, M.O.M

Deputy Chief Constable
Vancouver Police Service

Featured Speakers

Rob Farrer

Director Pacific/North Region
National Police Federation


Jim Hughes

Chief Legal Technology Counsel
British Columbia Prosecution Services


Neil Dubord

Chief Constable
Delta Police Department


Norm Lipinski

Chief Constable
Surrey Police Service

  • Defining the Threshold for Laying Charges Against Officers
  • The Latest National Perspectives on Firearms Legislative Reforms
  • DEMS Digital Evidence Management Systems and Electronic Disclosure
  • Drug Decriminalization in BC and the Potential Implications for Other Provinces
  • How to Manage Emerging Challenges with the Integration of Body Worn Cameras (BWC)

Add more value to your conference experience by signing up for these hands-on and practical workshops and consider sending your team!

Workshops are offered In-Person only


A dynamic look at how policing is progressing in Canada. From the national rollout of Body Worn Cameras and the implementation of DEMS to support it, from amendments to provincial Police Act and firearms legislations to the ongoing commitment to uphold the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, CI’s 14th Annual Conference on the Law of Policing, Western Edition, focuses on the most critical policies and procedures affecting police and law enforcement agencies. Here are just some of the timely topics we will delve into this year:

  • Digital Evidence Management: Crown Perspectives for Meeting Heightened Expectations for Digital Evidence Sharing and Integrity
  • Roundtable Discussion on Emerging Charter Challenges Affecting Police Operations
  • Clarifying the Latest Changes to Confidential Informants and Privilege in the Crime Stoppers Program
  • Navigating A Surge Complaints and Parallel Complaints to Oversight Bodies

Join two days of balanced perspectives on the most pressing issues facing police services, police associations, police boards, independent police oversight agencies, and their counsel. If this is your first time attending, or if you are a returning delegate, we look forward to seeing you in Surrey this November!


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

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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
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It was a great conference with a wide variety of relevant topics discussed throughout, including the workshops. Thank you for your work in putting this together!

John Corbett
Camrose Police Service
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Very positive experience.

Markus Chambers, Police Board Chair
City of Winnipeg
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I found the conference interesting and informative.

Gord Reid, Sgt. Professional Standards Unit
RCMP North Vancouver
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Excellent experience, mixture of presenters. Panel discussion was engaging.

Gurmakh Parmar, Inspector
RCMP Surrey
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Very well planned and executed. Timely relevant information and great speakers.

Dean Pringle, President
Saskatoon Police Association
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Good experience that was informative. Excellent networking opportunity.

Derek Thibodeau, S/Sgt
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