Cyberpol - The Global Centre For Securing Cyberspace Act

    CALGARY, June 11 /CNW/ - Bill Pr1, CyberPol - The Global Centre For
Securing Cyberspace Act, was given approval to move ahead by an all-party
legislature committee on June 5, 2007. This private members bill would permit
Alberta to establish the first international cyberspace policing centre. The
objects of the Centre are to establish and operate an international centre for
the coordination and advancement of public safety, intelligence gathering, and
government response, related to the problem of cybercrimes such as child
exploitation, financial systems fraud, threats to critical infrastructure,
intellectual property and identify theft. The Bill is sponsored by MLA and
former solicitor general Harvey Cenaiko.
    At the present time there are only 245 dedicated law enforcement
personnel in Canada engaged in fighting cyber crime. With rapid advances in
technology, criminals are currently able to stay far ahead of law enforcement
agencies, who lack the resources to keep up. CyberPol, a proposed global cyber
crime fighting centre, would end that advantage. The vision of CyberPol is
shared by law enforcement officials across Canada and the world. CyberPol is a
strategic imperative for Canada.
    CyberPol has great potential to address the needs of law enforcement
communities to combat cyber crime. As evidence of our commitment, the Canadian
Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Association of Police
Boards (CAPB) have agreed to be named Governors of the Centre and will work
together with all parties to support the establishment of CyberPol.
    The Bill goes to second reading later this week.

For further information:

For further information: Ian Wilms, President, Canadian Association of
Police Boards, Phone: (819) 682-1440, Fax: (819) 682-4569, email:

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