The CACP wraps-up its 114th Annual Conference

    08/14/19 - 08/14/20


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    August 14, 2019

    The CACP wraps-up its 114th Annual Conference

    CALGARY, ALBERTA – The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) concluded its 114th Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta today and thanked their host, the Calgary Police Service, for their outstanding program and hospitality.

    Earlier this year, the CACP hosted a President’s Council on Strategic Direction. One of the outcomes was a new vision statement — A leader in police excellence — and an updated mission statement that not only continues to refer to innovative police leadership, but to inclusion. The association identified four key pillars on which our workplan should be built: our people, partnerships, advocacy and research.

    The focus of this year’s annual conference was on the first pillar, our people, the backbone of police services in Canada. Our conference theme was “From the top: A strategic HR approach” and the sessions helped broaden the body of professional knowledge in support of the development of progressive, community-oriented leaders at all levels.

    We discussed factors driving strategic human resource planning for the future police workforce and the importance of looking after our people. We talked about modernizing training with technology, accommodations in a changing police environment, and dealing with high conflict personalities.

    While our plenary sessions aligned with the conference theme, we also held a Town Hall and an Annual General Meeting where CACP members provided us with the direction they would like the organization to take on their behalf throughout the year.

    Our Town Hall allowed us to review the nine national strategic policing priorities (refer to the Vision, Mission & Priorities section under About CACP at www.cacp.ca). We are now in the process of developing an action plan with key projects and initiatives associated with each priority. To this end, we will be working to align the work of the CACP’s more than 20 general and special purpose committees. The work of the CACP will be undertaken under the leadership of a newly elected Board of Directors (refer to separate news release).

    In addition, six new resolutions were adopted by the membership calling on the government and/or other agencies to take action to help improve policing and public safety in Canada. The resolutions are available in the Resolutions section of the CACP website at www.cacp.ca.


    For further information or to arrange a media interview, please contact:

    Natalie Wright

    Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

    Communications Advisor