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7 CACP 2017 Annual Review MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE: This marks the 112 th conference of the CACP, and as President I am pleased to be able to report on a very successful past year on all fronts—our Association's financial and operational health, events and activities, the advancement of our priorities, and the recognition of leadership within our profession. My report for the year 2016-2017 consists of: A) a general overview of the Association as a corporation, followed by B) a summary update on CACP priorities and activities, and C) the awards program during this past year. A) OVERVIEW OF THE ASSOCIATION AS A CORPORATION The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police fulfilled its responsibilities in accordance with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. The Board of Directors elected at the 2016 Annual General Meeting in Ottawa met first in that city on 17 August, immediately after the conclusion of the 111 th Annual Conference. The Board met subsequently on 23 November 2016 in Kananaskis, AB, 30 March 2017 in Gatineau, QC and on 15 July in Montreal. At each meeting, the Board reviews the regular reports it receives from the Executive Director, government relations, administrative reports from the Secretary-General, reports from Directors and committees, and updates on the CACP Research Foundation (1982) Inc. The Executive provides advice to the President, and in preparing for this function met on 22 November 2016, 29 March 2017 and 14 July 2017 in advance of the Board of Directors meetings. This year, in light of the decision of the Executive Director Peter Cuthbert to retire from his position, a succession plan committee met several times beginning in November to formulate the position description and work with expert consultants to seek suitable candidates. As was announced on 11 April 2017, Deputy Chief Bill Moore (retired from the Halifax Regional Police), was hired and began his duties as Executive Director on 4 July 2017. On the financial side, the Corporation's audited financial statements of June 2017 confirm that we are financially strong and secure. You will see from the auditor's report that our financial accountability is in line with accounting principles for non-profit corporations. The Secretary-Treasurer will address the finances of the Corporation in more detail. CACP membership numbers remain high, which validates the mission and role of the Association. Our members continue to find the CACP a desirable platform for discussion, professional development and evidence-based advice on policy and operational issues related to the profession of policing and the broader issue of community safety and security. Membership as of March 2017 was 1244, an increase over last year and is made up of 484 active members, 163 associate members, 592 life members and 5 honorary members. These numbers include regional and municipal chiefs, deputy chiefs and senior officers; members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and provincial police services; military police; and civilians from police services, the business sector, private security and the academic world. This broad membership is a strength of the Association. B) PRIORITIES AND ACTIVITIES CACP AND GOVERNMENT POLICY PRIORITIES The mission statement of the CACP has remained unchanged since being updated in 2012: "safety and security for all Canadians through innovative police leadership". This mission is expressed through the Association's objectives of 1) consultation, 2) advocacy, 3) professionalism and 4) support for sustainability in strategies and practices. The role of the CACP includes presenting to the federal government any positions our members have endorsed with respect to legislative and policy initiatives and reforms. REPORT OF PRESIDENT MARIO HAREL TO THE MEMBERSHIP 17 July, 2017 PRESIDENT'S REPORTS

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