CACP Use of Force Advisory Committee


    To support the CACP by providing advice and counsel on matters related to police use of force.  This includes consideration of use-of-force technology and use-of-force modalities (e.g. techniques, policies, procedures and practices). 

    Significant Accomplishments 2016/2017:

    • Focused on helping to reform the police use of force model, training, and reporting, with an emphasis on de-escalation. 
    • Monitored development of the Vancouver and Victoria Police (BC) and the Ontario Provincial Police published their Mental Health Strategies to determine if and how they could be adapted for a broader Canadian audience.
    • Established a Committee website.

    Priority activities planned 2017/2018:

    The Committee will focus on:

    • Police encounters with persons who are emotionally disturbed or suffering from mental illness and its intersection with police use of force and use of force training.
    • Use of Force reporting - the Committee acknowledges that police training, policy, and tactics benefit from accurate and comprehensive data. 
    • Use of force training - in particular with emphasis on de-escalation training.  The Committee will explore the benefit of holding a symposium for chiefs of police to assess the latest training approaches to police use of force, especially de-escalation training.