2019 Annual Conference | Connecting Research, Technology and Police Training.

Canadian Association of Police Educators Invites you to the annual CAPE conference Quebec City, Quebec June 4 – 6 Register Now, Details Here.

Connecting Research, Technology and Police Training.

On behalf of all of the CAPE Executive we would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend the 2019 CAPE Conference. We are excited to announce that the conference agenda has been finalized and official registration is OPEN. We have a number of outstanding speakers committed to Quebec City. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Querine Hanlon and Dale Sheehan, M.O.M. will be kicking off the conference as our opening keynote speakers. Dr. Hanlon is the President of the Strategic Capacity Group and has an extensive CV including work with US Military, National Defense University and US Department of State. Some of you will recall Dale Sheehan as a past CAPE President and INTERPOL’s first Director of Police Training and Development.

We’re also excited by the outstanding researchers/presenters that are included in the brochure, some of which include Dr. Judith Andersen, Dr. Peter Collins, Dr. Craig Bennell, Human Factors and Cognition Scientist J.F. Gagnon among many others. We also have a number of other police professionals from Canada, the US and Denmark lined up to share their research and best practices with you. We know the exciting line-up of speakers will make this the conference to attend in 2019.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Querine Hanlon

Dr. Querine Hanlon

Dr. Querine Hanlon is the founding President of Strategic Capacity Group (SCG). Dr. Hanlon is an expert on security sector reform (SSR) and has published and worked extensively on Arab Spring transitions in North Africa.

Dale L. Sheehan

Dale L. Sheehan M.O.M., is the Special Advisor for International Cooperation at Strategic Capacity Group (SCG), where he leads SCG’s efforts to promote capacity building through international partnerships and provides expert guidance to SCG’s Academies of Excellence program.

Dale L. Sheehan M.O.M.

Conference Details

“All group reservations will be made by individuals directly to hotel’s reservations department at (800) 267-2002. To ensure that all reservations are properly coded to your group room block, it is imperative that attendees provide the name of your group Canadian Association of Police Educators when making your reservation. Reservations must be received by May15th, 2019. After this date any unused rooms in your block will be released back to general hotel inventory.”

  • Through the outstanding leadership of the Director of Conferences, Steve McCartney, and ENPQ’s Marc Desaulniers, the conference agenda meets the demands of our theme. Part of the ‘connecting theme’ will have delegates shuttled to the state of the art facility, Ecole nationale de police du Quebec in Nicolet. A tour of the facility and presentations will continue at ENPQ before returning to Hotel PUR.
  • * Registration will be $600. This will include: breakfasts, lunches, snacks at breaks, COACH bus to ENPQ- and return, and banquet dinner on Wednesday evening back at Hotel PUR.
  • * All individual reservations for Hotel PUR can be made through the hotel’s reservations department at 1- (800) 267-2002. To receive the group discount and to ensure that all reservations are properly coded to your group room block, it is imperative that attendees provide the name of the Canadian Association of Police Educators when making your reservation. Reservations must be received by May 15th, 2019. After this date any unused rooms will be released back to general hotel inventory.
  • * Air Canada has provided a discount of 10% to our members for flights to the conference, please use Promotional Code 996F9HJ1
  • * Registration will be available through our website (This registration is courtesy our partners at CPKN).

Conference Speakers

Angela Ripley

Angela Ripley (B.Ed, M.Ed; M.Ed, Ph.D. Candidate, Walden University) has been a consultant in education and curriculum for the past
20 years and has worked with law enforcement for the past eight years. She was a curriculum designer for the Calgary Police Service prior to becoming the manager of the Learning Development Unit for the Calgary Police Service. Angela continues to consult in learning and development, primarily in law enforcement.

Annie Gendron Ph. D.

Annie Gendron Ph. D., holds a doctorate in psychology from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. After starting her career as a clinician with an adult clientele dealing with mental health disorders, she went on to do research in the field of addiction as the coordinator of the Canada Research Chair in Drug Use Patterns and Related Problems. Since 2012, she has been a researcher at the Research and Strategic Development Centre of the École nationale de police du Québec. She is also an associate professor in the department of psychoeducation at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a regular researcher at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology – Interuniversity Centre.

Dr. Greg Anderson

Dr. Greg Anderson is the Dean, Office of the Applied Research & Graduate Studies, at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), and the Associate Director, Police Services for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. He provides oversight as Investigator and/or Administrative Lead with the application and management of individual and collaborative applied research projects totaling over $38 million in the last seven years.

Captain Jennifer D. Griffin, Ph.D.

Captain Jennifer D. Griffin, Ph.D., is the Director of
Training for the Delaware State Police (DSP), and the Council on Police Training (C.O.P.T.) Administrator for the State of Delaware. She has 19 years of law enforcement experience as she started with DSP in July of 1999 with the 70th DSP class.

Professor Judith Andersen 

Professor Judith Andersen is a health psychologist who specializes in the psychophysiology of stress and stress related mental and
physical health issues and improving occupational performance. Prof. Andersen has more than a decade of experience working with populations exposed to severe and chronic stress, including combat soldiers and police. Currently, Professor Andersen is the director of the Health Adaptation Research on Trauma (HART) Lab at the University of Toronto.

Vishal Dhir

Vishal Dhir is the Managing Director of Canada and Latin America for Axon. He’s responsible for leading efforts in Canada and Latin America as Axon establishes their technology platform within Law Enforcement Agencies and Public Safety. He has spent over 10 years helping community focused organizations like Municipal Government, Non-Profits and now Law Enforcement agencies implement cloud-based solutions to help streamline their processes and operate more efficiently.

Director Marc Desaulniers

Director Marc Desaulniers holds a Master’s Degree in Management and joined École nationale de police du Québec (ENPQ) in
2001. Since 2015, he is the Director of the Curriculum and Knowledg Development. His directorate includes the Centre de savoirs et de
l’expertise (Knowledge and Expertise Centre), whose primary
responsibility is to update knowledge and ensure consistency of the
teachings. It is also comprised of the Centre de l’expertise pédagogique et du développement de programmes (Pedagogical Expertise and Curriculum Development Centre), which is made up of a team of curriculum advisors and techno-pedagogical advisors who ensure the development of the courses and programs.

Dr. Jean-François Gagnon

Dr. Jean-François Gagnon is a Human Factors and Cognition Scientist with 10 years of experience. His work mostly
concerns psychophysiological modeling of critical cognitive states and human decision making. He has completed his doctoral studies in Cognitive Psychology at Université Laval in Québec.

Simon Pare

Simon Pare is a learning professional and executive with 20 years of experience in the federal public safety sector. He completed his graduate studies in the field of education at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He sits on various boards and committees including the Canadian Police Knowledge Network and the Government of Canada’s Heads of Learning Forum. He is also the founder and leader of the International Security Simulation Technologies Group. He has presented at over 50 national and international conferences and has received several awards from the Government of Canada, CACP and IACP.

Krystine Richards

Krystine Richards has been an advocate for technology-enhanced learning within Canada’s police community since 2010. At that time, she joined CPKN to collaborate with like-minded individuals from the policing sector to ensure that the Canadian Police Knowledge Network could best support police and public safety through the distribution of highly effective and efficient training. As Director of Outreach & External Relations, she has cultivated an extensive network of stakeholders that has advanced CPKN from a pioneering concept to a core element of Canadian police training.

Lorna Ferguson

Lorna Fergusonis a M.A. candidate in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Her current research interests focus on evidence- based policing, the opioid crisis, anti-drug messaging, and nudge theory. She is also a Research Associate for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing, where she has worked on a number of research projects ranging from youth homelessness to police practices. Further, Lorna is the Chair of the Community Engagement Team for the Canadian Society of Evidence- Based Policing, where she develops strategic plans for educationally- oriented engagement activities, such as webinars, podcasts, informal games and contests, and much more. Lastly, Lorna intends on pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology, with the goal of obtaining a career in academia.

Lindsay Sutherland

Lindsay Sutherland graduated with her BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature degree from the University of Western Ontario and has worked in educational publishing since 2003. Currently, she is a Publisher with Emond Publishing, overseeing the creation of many of the titles and products prepared for police training and police foundations programs in Canada.

Sergeant Teena Stoddart

Sergeant Teena Stoddart started her career as a constable with the Ontario Provincial Police in 1991, transferring to the Ottawa
Police Service in 1998 as part of the amalgamation. She has been a Sergeant since 2001. Her career includes: 17 years in frontline policing; Human Resources; Major Case Management; Collaborative Policing; Planning, Performance and Analytics; and a Secondment to the Ontario Behavioural Science Unit as a Viclas Analyst.

Sandy Sweet (President, CPKN)

Sandy Sweet (President, CPKN) has been an advocate for technology-enhanced learning within Canada’s police community since 2004. At that time, he collaborated with like-minded individuals from the policing sector to create the Canadian Police Knowledge Network. As President of CPKN, he has cultivated an extensive network of stakeholders that has advanced CPKN from a pioneering concept to a core element of Canadian police training.

Dr. Peter Collins

Dr. Peter Collins has been the forensic psychiatrist with the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police, since 1995. From 1990 to 1995 he was a member of the first profiling unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Violent Crime Analysis Section) and was involved in the development of the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS). Since 1992 he has been a member of the crisis/hostage negotiation team of the Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force. In addition, Peter consults to the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Profiling Unit of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Behavioural Sciences Section of the Calgary Police Service.

Dr. Oliver Stoetzer

Dr. Oliver Stoetzer(PhD., ASIS, CSFS, IACA, IPSA) is an Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Master of Public Safety and Bachelor of Arts Policing degrees and was previously a Professor at Fanshawe College in the School of Public Safety. Dr. Stoetzer is also a member of ASIS, an associate member in the Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS), a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), and a member of the International Public Safety Association (IPSA). Dr. Stoetzer has been lecturing, researching, and teaching about issues in public safety and security for almost 30 years and has research interests in biometrics, technology in policing, smart technologies in cities and campuses, and information security.

Mr. James Robertson

Mr. James Robertson(MA(c), ASIS) has been the Security Systems Specialist at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario for nearly a decade. Prior to his current role, he was a sworn Special Constable. James is also a part-time instructor at several Canadian colleges and universities, teaching subjects that involve the convergence of information security, policing, public safety, and training. He holds multiple physical security and IT certifications and is currently a Master’s thesis student researching the digital literacies required of front-line police officers in Canada. James’s blend of law enforcement experience, ICT skills, teaching, and academic research place him at the forefront of the most current digital technologies affecting public safety.

Program Director Steve McCartney

Program Director Steve McCartney, MSc, retired from the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) after 28 years of service. While with the V.P.D. he served in a variety of capacities including patrol, Detective Constable with Strike Force, Sexual Offence Squad, the Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit and VPD Homicide Unit. After leaving the V.P.D., he was seconded to the British Columbia Police Academy at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) as an instructor in Investigation and Patrol.

Superintendent Michel Legault

Superintendent Michel Legault is the Officer In Charge of Training & Development and the Pacific Region Training Centre in British
Columbia. For the last 31 years, Michel has served in various communities in BC as well as in Ottawa, Ontario. He primarily worked in such capacities as Front Line Policing, Major Crimes, Crime Prevention, Training and Human Resources.

Deputy Chief Superintendent Jens Reusch

Deputy Chief Superintendent Jens Reusch has been a police officer since 1989 and is a 30 year police veteran. Jens has been a Police Manager since 2003 and has been working with the Further and Advanced Education since 2013. In 2017, Reusch was appointed as the Head of Institute for Further and Advanced Training for the Danish National Police College.

Dr. Peter Shipley

Dr. Peter Shipley is a 29 year member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and has served as the Chief Instructor, General Patrol Training Unit at the OPP Academy since 2008. In this role he has overseen the implementation and delivery of frontline General Patrol Training Courses which includes 90 on site and deployed virtual learning courses annually
and is currently working on a number of strategic OPP training initiatives.

Dr. Craig Bennell

Dr. Craig Bennell is the Director of the Police Research Lab at Carleton University. Craig received his B.Sc. in Psychology from the
University of Alberta (Canada) and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Liverpool (UK), where he studied under the supervision
of Professor David Canter. Craig is currently a Professor in the Department
of Psychology at Carleton University with a cross-appointment to the School of Linguistics and Language Studies.

Conference Co-Hosts

École nationale de police du Québec

École nationale de police du Québec

Service de police de la Ville de Québec

Service de police de la Ville de Québec