Pre-Conference Workshop

Police Leadership and Governance — Beyond Technical Training

Jun 1, 2015 1:00pm – 

Speakers

Dr. Mary Donohue
The Donohue Mentoring System

Kamal Pastakia
Partner
The Donohue Mentoring System

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

8:00
Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chairs
9:15
The Future of Policing: Trends, Developments, and Alternate Models
10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30
A Critical Update From the Oversight Bodies: OIPRD and SIU
11:30
Working Together to Support Vulnerable Populations in Crisis
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:45
Leading Practices for Managing the Mental Health of Police Forces
2:45
Networking Refreshment Break
3:00
An Update on Use of Force: Ensuring the Line is Not Crossed
4:00
Closing Remarks From Co-Chairs Day One Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

8:30
Continental Breakfast Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs
9:15
Recent Developments in Privacy and Access to Information
10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30
Civil Litigation Update: Revisiting Hill v. Hamilton
11:30
A New Era of Policing: Understanding the Pros and Cons of Body-Worn and Other Cameras
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:45
Discipline — It’s Evolution and Increasingly Complex Nature
2:45
Leading Perspectives on Today’s Prominent Issues
4:00
Closing Remarks From Co-Chairs Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

8:00
Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chairs

Gary Melanson
Solicitor & Director of Legal Services and Risk Management
Waterloo Regional Police Service

Ian Johnstone B.Sc, LL.B., LL.M
Partner
Johnstone & Cowling LLP

9:15
The Future of Policing: Trends, Developments, and Alternate Models

Dr. Gary Ellis
Program Head – Justice Studies
University of Guelph-Humber

Kate Richardson
Manager, Policing Standards Section
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

  • Where are we going to be in 10 years — legal implications of the “civilianization” of police services and use of private security as alternatives to traditional policing models
  • Budget challenges and the impacts on front line police services
  • Increased costs of risk management in policing

10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30
A Critical Update From the Oversight Bodies: OIPRD and SIU

Gerry McNeilly
Independent Police Review Director
Office of the Independent Police Review Director

Tony Loparco
Director
Ontario Special Investigations Unit

  • An overview of oversight: trends and developments from each agency
  • Concurrent investigations between the SIU and OIPRD and police services
  • Comparing and contrasting each agency’s approach
  • Concurrent proceedings at the OIPRD, the HRTO, and other forums
  • Wall v. OIPRD : the OIPRD’s commentary on recent caselaw
  • Endicott v. OIPRD : commentary on recent caselaw (screening function, record of proceedings at Judicial Review)
  • PSA s. 83 (17): commentary on recent caselaw (the impact of Serving Notice of Hearing within 6 months)
  • Figueiras v. York: commentary on recent caselaw
  • Right of complainants on s. 83 (17) matters

11:30
Working Together to Support Vulnerable Populations in Crisis

Jodi Younger
Clinical Director, General Psychiatry & Addiction Services
St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton

Glenn Bullock
Inspector
Hamilton Police Services

  • A description of key collaborations between Hamilton Police Services and St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton which have created better services for individuals experiencing crisis and mental health issues. These include crisis response across the lifespan and improved hand over in the emergency room
  • A focused discussion of the outcomes of a new partnership: the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT). MCRRT is a first responder team that pairs a mental health worker with uniformed officers for first response to “EDP” situations
  • A discussion of practical strategies and “lessons learned” from collaborative planning between police and health services that reduce stigma and dispel common myths that create barriers to this type of inter-sector collaboration
  • Sharing planned next steps as we grow the MCRRT initiative across a broader region (Hamilton-Niagara- Haldimand-Norfolk-Brantford-Burlington health region)

12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:45
Leading Practices for Managing the Mental Health of Police Forces

Sergeant Beth Milliard
York Regional Police Service
Peer Support Unit

Dr. H. Jane Storrie Ph.D., C.Psych., ABDA
President
Ontario Psychological Association

  • Increasing rates of PTSD and occupational stress among offi cers and other staff — operational realities
  • Screening officers for mental health issues — best practices
  • The impact of the Ontario Ombudsman’s report on the OPP — what are other services doing?
  • Disability claims, requests for accommodation and other labour/human resources issues — how police forces are addressing mental health among the ranks

2:45
Networking Refreshment Break
3:00
An Update on Use of Force: Ensuring the Line is Not Crossed

Brad Fawcett
Patrol Supervisor and Court-Qualified Use of Force Expert
Vancouver Police Department

  • The Iacobucci report: how will this impact services outside of Toronto?
  • Use of force training — when should force be used, proper de-escalation issues, interactions with emotionally disturbed persons
  • Recommendations from coroner’s inquest juries
  • Recent caselaw

4:00
Closing Remarks From Co-Chairs Day One Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

8:30
Continental Breakfast Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs
9:15
Recent Developments in Privacy and Access to Information

Sharon Wilmot
Counsel
Toronto Police Service

R.K. Friesen
Counsel RCMP Legal Advisory Section
Department of Justice Canada

Laura Berger
Public Safety Program Director
Canadian Civil Liberties Association

  • The Supreme Court of Canada on privacy: internet anonymity and cell phone searches
  • CPIC flags and privacy — problems with disclosure of information to prospective employees and other challenges
  • Retention of records — challenges and best practices
  • Information sharing and integration between police agencies
  • Improper disclosure of information by police

10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:30
Civil Litigation Update: Revisiting Hill v. Hamilton

Kevin McGivney
Partner
BLG LLP

Lorena Harris
Partner
Dentons Canada LLP

  • Revisiting Hill v. Hamilton — how many police services have been found liable?
  • Avenues for suing the police: negligent investigation, malicious prosecution, and newly emerging creative tactics
  • Review of recent case law
  • Best practices in risk mitigation

11:30
A New Era of Policing: Understanding the Pros and Cons of Body-Worn and Other Cameras

Marianne Wright
Counsel
Toronto Police Service

R.K. Friesen
Counsel RCMP Legal Advisory Section
Department of Justice Canada

  • Pros and cons of body-worn, dashboard, and other cameras
  • Implementation challenges and best practices
  • Use of camera footage in court
  • Operational realities: data retention policies, disclosure issues, and privacy concerns
  • Increasing use of cell phone footage and other videos by civilians and the impact of this on operations and the public perception of police

12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:45
Discipline — It’s Evolution and Increasingly Complex Nature

Brian Fazackerley
Adjudicator
Brian L Fazackerley Adjudication and Consultation

Jason Fraser
Counsel, Legal Services
York Regional Police Service

Joseph J. Markson
Partner
Markson Law

  • Accommodating the public complainant in the discipline process
  • The evolution of discipline proceedings from a peer reviewed process to complex and increasingly criminal litigation
  • Does the current discipline model remain appropriate?
  • Proper procedures: can a hearing officer also function as a representative?
  • The use of expert witnesses during discipline proceedings — the status of the law
  • Internal complaints within the police service and potential resulting discipline

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

2:45
Leading Perspectives on Today’s Prominent Issues

Dr. Bobby Siu
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration
York University

Philip Wright QPM, LLB, LLM, MSSc, PhD(Law)
Johnstone & Cowling LLP

  • The practice of “carding” — where do we stand now?
  • Terrorism and national security — how police services are responding and working together to address these threats
  • Public order and policing — Pan Am Games, protests, and other large scale events
  • Traffic Stops and Community Relations

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

4:00
Closing Remarks From Co-Chairs Conference Concludes