Research Agenda

    Canadian Police Executive Research Agenda 2017

    This is the second Canadian Police Executive Research Agenda to be published, following the original initiative undertaken in 2014. The goal of this project is to define research priorities leading to the creation of research that will translate into improved policy and practice in Canadian policing and protective services and to help inform the development of CSSP investments and research activities at Public Safety Canada. 

    Research Proposal Endorsement Program

    The CACP RF encourages police services and researchers to initiate new research into topics and issues most needed by the policing community. Endorsement by the CACP RF indicates to police services and funders that a proposal satisfies criteria of the Canadian policing community, represented by the CACP RF Board.Click here for evaluation criteria. 

    To be considered for endorsement by the CACP RF, proposals must be submitted through the RF Proposal Template 2016  and include a 2-page executive summary.

    Submit proposals to the CACP RF at rf@cacp.ca 

    Guidelines for Police Academic Partnerships

    There is a long history of successful working relationships between police and academic researchers in Canada. The increasing need for evidence-based research by police leaders seeking more effective and efficient ways of solving problems and achieving goals bring many more opportunities for creating productive working partnerships with Canadian universities and colleges, particularly with institutions featuring strong justice and social service programs.    

    Good will and mutual trust are essential to any working partnership and there will be many variations to the circumstances of police and their academic communities across Canada.

    This paper offers basic guidelines for achieving shared goals with your research partner.

    CACP RF Canadian Police Executive Research Agenda 2014

    Policing must change over time in response to the evolving needs of the communities that police serve. New threats and new forms of criminal behaviour require new solutions. Most of all, policing changes because it is a profession, committed to improving its practices and using the best evidence to do so. 
    The first Canadian Police Executive Research Agenda was published in 2014 after a year and a half review and consultation with police leaders, academics and policy makers. This document presents the findings of surveys, a workshop and further evaluation.  

    The Dollars and Sense of Policing, Public Safety & Well Being in Your Community

    This paper summarizes complexities and issues addressed by police leaders today, and describes the factors driving the demand for and consuming the resources of police services. Key messages and talking points are provided for police leaders to use when discussing the costs of policing with the media, policy makers and the public.

     Members are encouraged to share this document freely and to download the full white paper from the members-only section of the CACP website.