CACP Bulletin

Fall 2017

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Calendar of Events I trust that everyone has enjoyed a good summer. The 2017 CACP Annual Conference, held in Montreal in July, highlighted for all the challenges and opportunities of policing in a digital society. Presentations have been post- ed to the CACP website. I'd like to say a special thank you to Directeur Philippe Pichet and his team for hosting an invigorating and thought provoking conference. I received many favourable comments on the knowledge and friendliness of staff and volunteers, and the superb organization of the conference. Congratulations on a job well done. To all award recipients, thank you for your work – you make us proud. I would like to take this opportunity to also say a special thank you the Board members who have stepped down – Chief John Domm, Chief Peter McIsaac, Director General Debra Frazer, and Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy. You contributed generously to strengthening the Association. Welcome to new Board members, Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Chief Dwayne Zacharie, Chief Constable Dave Jones, and Assistant Commissioner Jim Gresham. We are looking forward to working with you. Our town hall meeting underscored some of our accomplishments, and provided insights on the work we must continue to do to maintain and build public trust and confidence in policing. We must continue to focus on supporting the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry, ensuring police are conversant with drug reform issues and are adequately prepared to address challenges related to the legalization of marijuana and the growing opioid crisis, and developing an action plan to address the mental health and well-being of our membership. Additional issues we must address include challenges raised by sanctuary cities, the First Nations Policing Program, progress on next generation 911 service, cybercrime, and ensuring sexual assault investigations are properly conducted and related data is appropriately collected. To assist us in our efforts, the Board has approved the hiring of a communications advisor to increase the effectiveness of our communications with our membership and the public, using all tools and channels available. The Board has also committed to supporting gender equity efforts in policing nationally. Building on the work of Global Studies 2017 on trust and confidence in policing, we will be creating an action plan in October to move this work into practice. We have a number of events scheduled for the fall. I look forward to seeing you there. Directeur Mario Harel, CACP President 2 CACP Fall 2017 COMGIC Educational Workshop Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs - Expansion of the National Threat Date: October 3 – 5, 2017 Location: Ottawa, ON CACP Counter-Terrorism and National Security Forum Date: November 15 – 16, 2017 Location: Ottawa, ON The Eleventh Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Workshop Date: December 3 – 6, 2017 Location: Ottawa, ON The CACP Information, Communication & Technology Committee Workshop Date: February 25 – 28, 2018 Location: Vancouver, BC Gang Conference Date: March 26 – 29, 2018 Location: Vancouver, BC 113th CACP Annual Conference Date: August 12 – 15, 2018 Location: Halifax, NS

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