VICTORIA, Aug. 16, 2012 /CNW/ -Where are we in policing in Canada? Is the current model sustainable? Are we making the correct assumptions as we look ahead? What are the forces driving change? How can we prepare for the future? What are we learning from our experiences? At the 23rd annual conference of the Canadian Association of Police Boards (CAPB) we will examine our vision for the future of policing, looking at the changing nature of harm and the increasing demand for more diverse and complex police services. The conference, hosted by the Victoria Police Board will see 200 delegates and presenters gather for what is considered essential training for police board members.
This year's conference theme is 'Policing in Challenging Times' and guest speakers include Richard Rosenthal, Chief Civilian Director of British Columbia's Independent Investigations Office, Judge Adrian Brooks from Victoria Integrated Court, Kim Gramlich from Delta Police Victim Services and Canada's first trauma dog, Caber plus a host of experts on policing large events, using new technology, risk management, and alternative approaches for youth. Full program details available at www.capb.ca.
CAPB is made up of volunteer members of police commissions and boards across Canada. They provide civilian governance and oversight of municipal police services including hiring and evaluating the chief of police and approving police budgets.
The conference officially kicks off at 8:15 am on Thursday, August 16th in the Crystal Ballroom of the Fairmont Empress and wraps up on Saturday, August 18th.
Editors' note: With the exception of the workshops and breakouts, the conference plenary sessions are open to members of the media.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Police Boards
For further information:
Jennifer Lanzon, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Police Boards, firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-298-9795