Terms of Reference/Governance Framework

About C.A.P.E.

The Canadian Association of Police Educators (CAPE) promotes excellence in law enforcement training and education through the guidance of innovative research, program development,



  • Provide advice and input regarding national and regional law enforcement training and education trends/needs.
  • Advocate and promote the commitment to training.
  • Advise on training specific policy.
  • Liaise between operational training academies and academic institutions.
  • Guide and undertake law enforcement training and education research.
  • Coordinate knowledge transfer initiatives.



CAPE membership is guided by the requirement for geographical, subject matter expertise and government representation. Association membership should be composed of representatives from:

  • Federal/provincial/municipal Police academies/training divisions (e.g. JIBC,RCMP Depot, OPC, École nationale de police du Québec, Calgary Police Service, Winnipeg Police Service, etc)
  • Ontario Association of Police Educators (OAPE)
  • Police Sector Council
  • Provincial Solicitor General/ Justice Ministries
  • Canadian Police Knowledge Network
  • University/College Law enforcement/Public Security programs
  • CACP HR committee
    The executive will ensure that the membership composition conforms to the above format.


(It is recommended that a minimum of one executive position be filled at all times by a representative from the Federal/Provincial/Municipal academy/training division cadre)

The duty of the executive is to run the affairs of the association under guidance from the association membership and in relation to the Association terms of reference.

Executive terms of office are for a period of two years. Terms of office can be extended for one additional term with consent of the association membership.

Nominations for executive positions will be held at the annual spring meeting and at the conclusion of the current executive’s official term.

Authority and Jurisdiction

Advice or initiatives forwarded by CAPE will be guided by CAPE terms of reference.

All initiatives and or resolutions directed by CAPE shall not be construed to be binding on an individual or associated institution/agency where these resolutions may effect or be contrary to rules, regulations, procedures and or/by-laws of said individuals Department, Service or Institution.


CAPE shall meet at least twice per year (Spring/Fall). In addition, a special meeting can be convened upon the request of the executive members. Meeting agenda and scheduling will be the  responsibility of the Committee chair (In consultation with all executive members and the general Association membership).

The annual spring meeting should coincide with or be convened in tandem with an Association sponsored/facilitated knowledge transfer event (Workshop, conference, research working group session, etc)