Webinar - Managing High Risk Witnesses through the use of Immunity Agreements, Independent Legal Counsel (ILC) and the British Columbia Witness Security Program

     

    **Please note the webinar will only be offered in English**

    Event Description

    When traditional investigational techniques utilized by police have been exhausted, the police must explore new options to further their investigations. In certain circumstances, persons with criminal jeopardy are identified who may possess key information that will enable the police to advance their investigations. The police and Crown Counsel have employed processes in which a person with criminal jeopardy may provide evidence to the court, while recognizing the jeopardy they face for the offence(s) under investigation. The session will provide an overview of the vetting process involved with the use of high risks witnesses and how the British Columbia Witness Security Program was created as a result.


    Who Should Attend

    • Sworn Law Enforcement personnel (front line members, investigators, supervisors, and managers)
    • Analysts
    • Prosecutors
    • Civilian staff of law enforcement agencies

     

    Featured Presenters

    Staff Sergeant Ross Joaquin
    Organized Crime Agency
    Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, British Columbia (CFSEU-BC)

    Sergeant Gord Meredith
    Organized Crime Agency
    Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, British Columbia (CFSEU-BC)

    Mr. Kevin B. Westell
    Criminal Lawyer
    Partner, Pender Litigation


    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    Time: 13:00 to 15:00  Eastern Time
    Cost: $100/ person (plus applicable taxes)