Media advisory - Police to release national position on conducted energy weapons

    OTTAWA, Feb. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's two national police associations,
the Canadian Police Association (CPA) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs
of Police (CACP), will be issuing a joint position document supporting the use
of conducted energy weapons (CEWs) by police within clear guidelines from
governments and accountability from police agencies. The associations will
also stress the need for greater public awareness about the various use of
force options available to police in Canada and the factors that police take
into account when deciding which one to use.

    DATE & TIME:  February 24, 2009 (Tuesday)
                  10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    LOCATION:     Charles Lynch Room (Room 130-S)
                  Centre Block, Parliament of Canada
                  Ottawa, Ontario

    CPA President Charles Momy and Chief Tom Kaye of the Owen Sound Police
Service and CACP Vice-President will be available for questions. Copies of use
of force model will be available and use of force equipment will be on

For further information:

For further information: Pierre Collin, CPA Communications Officer,
(613) 231-4168, Cell: (613) 299-6516,; Chief Thomas J.
Kaye, O.O.M., Owen Sound, Police Service, Vice-President, Canadian Association
of Chiefs of Police, (519) 376-9812 ext 215

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