• 115th Annual Conference

115th Annual Conference

115th CACP Annual Conference Postponed – Tentative new dates of November 8-10, 2020

It’s full steam ahead with the planning and development process. Our team is on board. The venue has been confirmed. Our plan is to proceed with the event at the Victoria Conference Centre with preferential accommodation rates at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

So why are the new dates tentative? This is primarily due to the remaining uncertainty around potential restrictions that may continue to be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also following up with our sponsors and exhibitors to confirm their availability to participate during these new dates.

Next month, the CACP Executive will receive an update from the CACP National Office Team regarding the feasibility of proceeding with the event later this fall. At that time, any potential programming adjustments that may be required to adapt to the evolving situation will be discussed. This police leadership conference is so important that we are doing everything we can to make it happen this year. It’s important for you as our members and for us as an association.

We know it’s early to confirm specific travel arrangements, but it’s not too early to confirm your interest in, and the importance of, this event by saving these dates in your calendar. Stay tuned for more event updates in the coming weeks.

Peter Cuthbert
Interim Executive Director


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Thank you to our Conference Supporters:

  • Versaterm 
  • Axon 
  • Canadian Bankers Association
  • Motorola Solutions 


We are pleased to invite you to the 115th Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Annual Conference set to take place in Victoria, British Columbia, from August 23 – 26, 2020, hosted by the Victoria Police Department.

This year's theme is The Future of Policing. The conference will be focused on where we are headed as a profession; looking past the events of today and into the possibilities of tomorrow.

Policing is affected by everything that happens around it. It is influenced by shifts in the political landscape (e.g. new legislation and public policies), technological developments (e.g. autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, 5G networks, etc.), economic decisions (e.g. federal, provincial and municipal budgets, private sector projects and innovation, etc.), as well as environmental issues (e.g. changing demographics, social activism, natural disasters, etc.).    

The annual conference will be about anticipating the most probable events, trends, and developments that are expected to have an impact on our workforce, public safety, and policing in general in the foreseeable future. It’s also about discussing the best course of action to take to reduce our vulnerability to disruption, to influence the direction the future will take, and to be prepared to seize the opportunities and meet the demands that lie ahead.

The annual conference is an opportunity for police leaders, officers, and public safety partners to achieve their operational and professional development objectives:

  1. Attend Plenary Sessions and Seminars to gather information and insight from subject matter experts on the key actions, developments, best practices and resources the CACP, its committees, its partners, and/or industry leaders have been working on.
  2. Visit one of Canada's largest policing Trade Shows to learn about the cutting-edge security and policing equipment, techniques, and services available from leading industry experts across Canada and the world. (Note: While the plenary sessions and seminars are restricted to conference delegates, the trade show, featuring over 150 booths, is open to all police and public safety personnel, free of charge.)
  3. Attend one or more Networking Events where participants can expand their professional connections, renew ties with colleagues, or perhaps find partners and/or mentors who share their challenges and interests.

The annual conference is also an opportunity for CACP members to be actively engaged in their professional association:

  1. Attend the Annual General Meeting where members can exercise their voting rights and determine the new leadership of the CACP and the new resolutions and priorities the association will act on in the coming  year.
  2. Attend the Town Hall where participants can interact with the CACP leadership team and provide feedback on the governance and operations of the CACP as a professional association.
  3. Attend General and Special Purpose Committee meetings where committee members help advance the strategic issues and priorities of the CACP.

Attending the CACP Annual Conference allows you to meet your individual professional objectives, find solutions to meet your agency's operational needs, and help achieve our shared mission to ensure the safety and security for all Canadians through innovative police leadership.