To promote appropriate ethical behaviour in the Canadian law enforcement community.
- To promote ethical and professional leadership amongst the CACP membership.
- To provide or identify learning opportunities for police organizations that enhances ethical decision-making in member organizations.
- To provide CACP members with information about learning opportunities available through other organizations.
- To identify and provide information on best practices in ethical decision-making.
- To provide a link to other entities that support ethical organizational development.
- To provide advice on ethical issues to the Board of Directors of the CACP.
Significant Accomplishments 2016/2017:
- Continued working with Dr. Stephen Maguire on phase 2 of the Professionalism in Policing survey. Results are planned for release in late 2017/early 2018.
- Worked with Justice Tulloch regarding recommendations in his report on civilian oversight, specifically regarding the creation of a College/Code of Ethics for police officers including certification/accreditation.
- Studied the UK Experience in professionalism and the development of a national framework for agency-wide code of ethics with a focus on continued professional development; a national code of ethics; continuous learning for officers in the study of ethics, and day-to-day ethics programs.
- Reviewed learning and promoted the York Regional Police and their implementation of an agency-wide ethics model.
Initiatives Planned 2017/2018:
- Complete literature review from the Professionalism in Policing Study
- Provide policy/evidence-based research to Chiefs on topics relating to professionalism (e.g. duty to report policy and core policing organizational values
- Collaborate with the Global Studies 2017 program to identify data that may assist in building a measure of public trust.
- Complete a second survey on Professionalism in Policing in 2018
- Identify evidence-based documents within the research of the CACP Ethics Committee to be forwarded to the CACP Research Foundation.