Research Advisory Committee


    Further the vision and goals of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Research Foundation (CACP RF) to promote the creation, sharing and use of research to support evidence-based policing in Canada and to advance the Canadian Police Executive Research Agenda.


    The Research Advisory Committee supports the research pillar of the CACP strategic plan and seeks to help:

    1. Improve internal capacity within the CACP to create, share and use research;
    2. Facilitate progress with the Canadian Police Executive Research Agenda and priority research areas in policing;
    3. Increase evidence-based decisions and initiatives leading to broader professionalism in policing.

    Key Initiatives

    1. Serve as a liaison to help CACP committees identify their research needs and assist with knowledge translation so that they can adopt an evidence-based approach to decision making and the production of deliverables in support of CACP strategic priorities;
    2. Develop an inventory of research partners/initiatives and build a police research network that connects partners/projects with individual CACP committees and/or member organizations to address research gaps in policing in Canada;
    3. Review and provide recommendations on CACP Research Foundation endorsement requests for the support of the CACP or to conduct research projects within the CACP;
    4. Manage the receipt and distribution of funds via the CACP Research Foundation’s charitable donation program in support of research projects, graduate studies, scholarships, etc.;
    5. Support the CACP and/or CACP Research Foundation conference planning committees to ensure a research component is integrated into event programming;
    6. Identify emerging policing issues and trends that require data and research;


    Chief Constable Neil Dubord and Dr. Sara Thompson

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