We’re Going Virtual!

Due to social distancing and large group gathering restrictions, CI’s 11th Annual Law of Policing Conference – West Coast Edition has changed format from a live, in-person event to an interactive, virtual conference.

The conference will follow a similar schedule and agenda as originally planned.

The year 2020 has been a test of law enforcement mettle.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced law enforcement agencies to react to an unprecedented state of emergency that was both local and global, with no reinforcements on the horizon. Scarce resources and heightened public anxiety brought long-standing issues to the surface and created demand for change, from increased cooperation with independent investigations to partnership with health care workers. Does your team have the tools and the training to maintain order during a state of social unrest and the call for police reform?

Don’t miss CI’s Virtual 11th Annual Law of Policing Conference, where experts will delve into legislative updates, precedent-setting cases, police liability and the most critical updates affecting 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.

Speaker Name

R. Kyle Friesen

Legal Advisor, Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Legal Advisory Section
Department of Justice Canada

Speaker Name

Ronald J. MacDonald, Q.C.

Chief Civilian Director
Independent Investigations Office of BC

Speaker Name

The Honourable Wally Oppal, Q.C.

Senior Counsel
Boughton Law Corporation

Speaker Name

Nicholas Simons

MLA, Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Government of British Columbia

Speaker Name

Rob Farrer

Director, Pacific Region
National Police Federation

Speaker Name

Howard Chow

Deputy Chief, Operations Division
Vancouver Police Department

Speaker Name

Nicole J. Grégoire

Crown Counsel, Organized and Major Crime Appeals and Special Prosecutions
BC Prosecution Service, Ministry of Attorney General

Speaker Name

Emma Wright

Director & Counsel
Institute of AI, United Kingdom
Kemp Little LLP

This Year’s Highlights
  • Transitioning from RCMP to Municipal Services
  • Responding to Civil Disobedience
  • Reforming the British Columbia Police Act
  • Establishing New Standards for Independent Investigations
  • Analyzing the Level of Police Involvement in Wellness Checks
  • Evolving Search and Seizure Laws in the Tech World
  • Protecting Privacy Rights
  • Professional Responsibility in a Virtual Courtroom
  • 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

This 2-day conference program can be applied towards 8 of the 9 substantive hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Law Society of Ontario. In addition, 2 hours can be applied towards the Professionalism requirement.

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.

Sergeant/Professional Standards
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A solid conference with a good array of speakers on a variety of topics.

Bennett Jones LLP