Join us for this two-day event as we delve into legislative updates, precedent-setting cases, police liability and the most critical updates affecting law enforcement professional standards in Canada.

Speaker Name

Keitha Elvin-Jensen

Senior Counsel
Justice Canada

Speaker Name

R. Kyle Friesen

General Counsel, Legal Services
Surrey Police Service


Speaker Name

Keith Blake

Chief of Police
Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service

Speaker Name

David Jones

Chief Officer
Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Speaker Name

Shelley Tkatch

General Counsel
Public Prosecution Service of Canada

This Year’s Highlights
  • Top Trends and Action Points for Handling Public Complaints and Misconduct Offences
  • How to Manage Employee Performance and When to Escalate to a Discipline Investigation
  • Civil Liability Exposure of Cities: Year in Review of Top Cases and Need-to-Know Development
  • Preserving the Integrity of Digital Evidence Management Prior to Courtroom Proceedings
  • Preparing to Testify in Court: Real-World Tips and Traps to Avoid


Engage in hypothetical scenarios and learn best practices for how to handle policing issues.



Learn real world tips by watching a mock testimony and cross-examination.



Make new connections through a series of random 1:1 meet-ups.



Weigh in and seize the opportunity to benchmark with industry peers in real-time on leading judicial issues.


This 2-day conference program can be applied towards 8 of the 9 substantive hours and 1 of the 3 professionalism hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Law Society of Ontario. Learn More


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, experts will delve into legislative updates, precedent-setting cases, police liability and the most critical updates effecting law enforcement professional standards in Canada. Get the latest information and learn how to support your team.

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. Hear from a distinguished and diverse faculty of speakers as they provide practical solutions and optimum tools for your organization.

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

2020 Conference Recording

Missed last year’s conference? Watch a recording of the 11th annual event.


Free Session Recording

Comparing Suspects and Forensic Techniques with DNA Profiling in Alberta’s Cold Case Files

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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.

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