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C.A.P.E. Conference 2015

C.A.P.E. 2015 Conference | Effective and Defensible Training Through Collaboration


Thanks to all who participated in the 2015 BC CAPE Conference! You contributed to its success.

I have posted photos from the conference to share with you. Feel free to copy photos of beautiful BC but don’t wait too long. The photos will be removed from this website June 30.

Catherine Wareham

CAPE Secretary


For more information please contact Wayne Jacobsen at

In the changing landscape of police training many agencies are stretching their resources to do more with less. The goal of this year’s CAPE conference is to promote discussion on hot topics in police training, highlighting collaboration as a mechanism to achieve effective and defensible training within the current economic climate.

Sessions at the conference are designed to be short, fast-paced presentations followed by facilitated group discussions, panel discussions, or question and answer sessions with panelists to promote interaction and critical thinking. Innovations in police training in BC will be showcased throughout the conference and scheduled updates from various organizations and committees will promote collaboration.

Conference Details

Whats Happening at

C.A.P.E 2015?

  • Hot topics in police training:
    • Mental readiness
    • Two-tiered policing
    • The Economics of policing
  • Training for Vancouver’s Downtown East Side
  • The JIBC continuum of training
  • Assessing in the real world:
    • Outcomes based assessment
    • Reality-based training and assessment
    • Blended learning: e-learning for outcomes based assessment
  • Developing provincial standards:
    • BC’s Certified Use of Force Instructor Course (CUFIC)
    • BC’s Firearms working group
    • Police Services Division – working towards provincial standards in BC
  • Assessment Centre
  • National Training Inventory
  • Collaboration in Police Training
  • BC’s Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation training

Pre-CAPE Curriculum Mapping Workshop

Curriculum mapping:

With limited time and resources, it is crucial that training is targeted to the core knowledge, skills, and attitudes that our learners must develop. Mapping training programs to The Police Sector Council National Framework of Competencies, which are based on research and collaboration from agencies across the country, provides a means to ensure that police training is meeting these core needs. It also provides a framework for comparing and assessing programs to eliminate unintentional redundancy and ensure that the impact of training dollars is maximized. Finally, a well-developed curriculum map will enhance learner performance by highlighting how the learning activities and assessment practices are expected to lead to the program outcomes.

Workshop goals:

The goal of this workshop is to facilitate mapping of police training curricula to the Police Sector Council National Competency Framework. Workshop activities will be tailored to individual departments’ needs through pre-workshop analysis, ‘homework’, and in-workshop group collaboration. Participants will work independently and in groups to critically assess their program outcomes and to map these outcomes to the Competency Framework. Prior to the workshop, participants will work with their local instructors/SMEs to complete a task map that will be used to validate their high level competency map. The group will explore the next level of curriculum mapping and participants will develop a plan to map to the level of individual sessions. Individual session maps may be completed during the workshop, depending on the size of the program. Registrants should expect to begin submitting material approximately one month prior to the workshop date.


By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Identify the curriculum mapping needs of their training section/program.
  • Generate, at minimum, a validated high-level competency map of their selected program.
  • Develop and implement a plan for mapping their curriculum at the individual session level. (Smaller programs may complete this map during the session.)

General Details

limited-capacity pre-CAPE workshop on curriculum mapping will be offered where participants will work directly with the BC Police Academy Curriculum Developer to map their curriculum to the Police Sector Council National Framework of Competencies.

There will be opportunities to network and exchange ideas in an informal setting.

The pre-CAPE workshop will be held at BC Police Academy, located at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, New Westminster BC, on Tuesday May 19, 2015.

Conference will be held at the BC Police Academy, located at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, New Westminster BC. from Wednesday May 20 – Friday May 22, 2015.

OAPE 2015 Course

OAPE 2015 | Mexican Drug Cartel Course

OAPE 2015 Conference - Mexican Drug Cartel Course
26 Years of the Ontario Association of Police Educators

The students attending this course will learn the true inner-workings of Mexican Drug Cartels. This will assist the students in the identification of Mexican Drug Cartel distribution cells operating in their perspective communities.

The students will learn techniques to conduct financial investigations into Mexican Drug Cartels. The students will learn which financial institutions can further assist their investigations. Contact information for various financial institutions will be provided

The students will learn how to build a multi-defendant conspiracy targeting drug cartels, using a variety of investigative techniques that include undercover operations, uses of informants, and wiretaps. The students will learn how properly present cases to Federal Grand Juries.

The students will learn how to determine which Cartels are connected to Hispanic street gangs in their communities.

The students will learn techniques to combat the violent activities utilized by Mexican Drug Cartels.

After completing this three day training course, the students will learn to utilize all available resources seize larger quantities of narcotics, U.S. currency, and assets tied to Mexican Drug Cartels.


OAPE will be hosting a welcome meet and greet at Emma’s Back Porch on Lakeshore Blvd. on May 19th, 2015 beginning at the conclusion of the training day. This venue is located within walking distance of the hotel and a 5 minute drive from the training location.

Our instructor

Byron Boston

The information presented is based on the instructor’s unique experience in conducting long-term undercover operations, wiretap intercepts, and debriefings of suspects directly linked to various Mexican Drug Cartels.

Conference Details

Date and Time

  • The Conference is scheduled to begin at:
    8:00 am on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 and conclude on:
    Thursday May 21, 2015.


  • Cost: $104.00 / night

    2020 Lakeshore Rd,
    Burlington, ON
    L7R 4G8

    We are pleased to welcome the OAPE Training on May 19-21, 2015; a block of rooms has been set aside for this special occasion.


There is a cafeteria on-site with many dining options.

Many restaurants within a short drive.

Drinks and snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon by the Ontario Association of Police Educators.


The 2015 Conference fee is $325.00.
This is a 3-day workshop, the price will include the three days workshop assistance.

PSPBL Annual Conference 2015

PSPBL Annual Conference 2015 | Police Society for Problem Based Learning Annual Conference


Police Society for Problem Based Learning Annual Conference

We are pleased to announce preliminary information for the 2015 PSPBL Annual Conference!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department will host the 2015 Annual Conference June 1, 2 & 3, 2015.

Michael Scott, Director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, will be our Keynote Speaker.

Further details will be coming soon.


ACC PBL Instructor Certification Course

Problem Based Learning Certification

Registration Form


Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a state-of-the-art educational approach originally used by medical school. PBL is emerging as the most dynamic and engagin form of learning for officers of all ranks. This intensive, one-of-a-kind, 10-day course is described as one of the most challenging courses in policing today. PBL is student based and uses real life problems to help students learn how to solve problems and think in creative ways. Susccessful candidates will be certified PLB instructors joining an elite group of police educators centered at the Police Society for Problem Based Learning.

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in collaboration with the Police Society for Problem Based Learning (PSPBL) offer this course to start your training as a PBL facilitator. At the end of this course you will acquire a Level I and start the work to acquire Level II after practicing the different techniques for one year.

You Will Learn

  • How to use PBL to help students self-discover course materials and take ownership of their own learning.
  • How to use the tools of Police PBL: the ill-structured problem, the cohort learning group, tutoring and mentoring, emotional intelligence, and the evaluation rubic.
  • How to encourage students to think creatively and think on their feet in a competent and confident manner.
  • How to coach students to resolve neighborhood problems in collaboration with the community.
  • How to help police recruits become confident, safe and ethnical officers.

Who Should Attend

  • Academy instructors and managers
  • Field training officers and patrol supervisors
  • Educators in criminal justices and policing


Course Dates:

June 15 – 26, 2015
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m (Monday to Friday)

Assiniboine Community College
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1430 Victoria Avenue East
R7A 2A9

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  • There is a cafeteria on site.
  • There are restaurants within a short drive.

The Course is $3,200.00.
This is a 2 weeks course.

To register please e-mail, fax or mail registration form with payment method. For more information:

Tel: 204.728.8730
Toll Free: 800.862.6307 ext 6072
1430 Victoria Avenue East
Brandon, MB, Canada R7A 2A9

Payment Types:

  • Cheque
  • Money Order (Canadian Funds)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Invoice to Company
  • Cash

Our Instructors:

Gerry Cleveland
Gerry Cleveland – is the co-chair of the Police Society for Problem Based Learning, co-developer of the national Police Training Officer program, and developer of PLB instructor certification for the U.S. Department of Justice. He is an internationally respected education specialist and former high school principal. For 15 years, Gerry has consulted and taught using problem learning. He worked for 10 years as a police officer and has a Juris doctor in Law from Notre Dame University where he currently practices commercial and credit law and lectures at the School of Law at Notre Dame University Australia.

Greg Saville

Greg Saville – is the co-chair of the Police Society for Problem Based Learning, co-developer of the national Police Training Officer program, and developer of PBL Instructor certification. He has taught as a criminologist at Canadian and U.S. universities and is a senior partner with AlterNation, a Canadian/U.S. consulting firm helping change agents with transformative change. Greg is an experienced police educator and a form police officer.



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PSPBL Annual Conference 2014

Planning for problems: Innovative strategies for police agencies.

Please join us for our Annual Conference in the heart of the East Bayless than 45 minutes from beautiful San Francisco.Through our conference theme we’ll emphasize networking, focus on PTO and PBL facillitation skills and highlight the introduction of PTO 2.0.

June 10-12, 2014


Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord, California.


For more information please click on the button below:

PSPBL 2014 Flyer



OAPE 2014 Conference

Evolution of Police Training and Education

25 Years of the Ontario Association of Police Educators

Conference Syllabus
Information Sheet
2014 Flyer
2014 Reg. Form

Our theme will be in keeping with the quarter century anniversary focusing on our grass roots and training evolution since 1989. There will be a Meet & Greet, Getaway Lounge, a Trade Show, Wellness activities, and much more!

There will be a Meet and Greet at the Getaway Lounge at OPC begins at 6:00 pm on Monday August 25, 2014. Conference delegates will also enjoy 2 evening barbecue meals that will include entertainment and provide an excellent opportunity to network with other delegates.

Early Bird Conference Fee for those registered prior to July 21st, 2014!

*Please indicate if you require accommodations Monday August 25 and/or Thursday August 28.

The Conference is scheduled to begin at:
9:00 am on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and conclude on:
Thursday August 28, 2014.
The Ontario Police College
PO Box 1190
10716 Hacienda Road
Aylmer West ON N5H 2T2

Telephone: 519-773-5361

Accommodations and meals are included with your registration.
Ontario Police College is the provincial training facility for all police services in Ontario and has recruit dormitory style rooms that all delegates will be housed in.
Other courses may be in session so delegates are reminded to be respectful of classroom activities.
Each delegate will have a private room with single bed. Bedding is supplied.
Each area or “pod” as it is referred to include ten bed rooms, a common area, and 2 shared bathroom facilities including showers.
Personal bath items such as towels and shampoo are NOT provided.
Delegates must supply their own personal effects.
Meals are provided in a cafeteria style setting whereby delegates will have a small selection of nutritious food products to choose from. Meals are included with your registration.
The 2014 Conference fee remains at the 2013 price of $295.00 if paid before July 20, 2014. The Conference late fee will be $325.00 if not received before July 20, 2014.
Full Conference registration fees include meals and accommodations.
The Conference rate for a single day rate is $175.00 (includes lunch) (accommodations extra)
Registration for rooms will take place in the front lobby of the Ontario Police College Monday August 25, 2014 between 4:30 pm -10 pm and again on Tuesday 8:00 am – 9:00 am, Conference registration between 8–9 am.
Registration closes two weeks prior to Conference start.

*Manner of attire for the conference is business casual (i.e. open collared shirt/golf shirt with dress pants) during the day and casual (i.e. shorts) during evening events. Average temperature in southwestern Ontario during the end of August is 25 – 30 degrees Celsius and is generally humid. Please keep this in mind.

Payment Types:

Cheques payable to “Ontario Association of Police Educators”.
Credit Cards are not accepted.
Mail your cheque and completed registration form to:
Sgt. Michael Knight O.A.P.E.
President C/O Aylmer Police Service
20 Beech Street East Aylmer,
Ontario N5H 3H6



Wellness Activities begin at 4 pm Tuesday through Wednesday and will include swimming, workouts, biking, gym, yoga, volleyball, golf and area tours.
OPC has an excellent physical fitness centre that delegates may enjoy.

Extra Info:

Further information about the OPC and conference may be found at in the Student Resident Handbook, as well as
Questions or concerns may be addressed to any OAPE executive member.
Contact information is located on our website.

Our Speakers:

Dave Grossman
Dave Grossman’s career includes service in the US Army as U.S. Army Ranger and a teacher of psychology at West Point. He has authored three books dealing with; the physical effects that violent stresses produce on humans, the techniques used by armies to train soldiers to kill are mirrored in certain types of video games and the physiological and psychological effects of violence for people forced to kill in their line of work (soldiers and police officers).
Dr. Angelo Caravaggio
Dr. Angelo Caravaggio has been an officer in the Canadian Forces for over 30 years, serving in many leadership positions across Canada and in NATO, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the process. Highly engaged in the development of professional military education for the past 10 years, notably specializing in command and leadership curriculum, he was appointed to his current position as Director of the Center for National Security Studies in 2010. His areas of expertise include executive leadership development, strategic thinking, operational planning, and military history.
Dr. Peter Boyles
Dr. Peter Boyles is a psychiatrist from Ottawa who introduced the idea of psychiatrists and/or a resident doctor going out in an unmarked cruiser with a plainclothes officer to respond to live mental health calls.
Chris Prochut
Chris Prochut was a Commander for the Bolingbrook Police Department at the height of the Drew Peterson investigation, who nearly lost his life, but instead lost his career. Chris Prochut’s story of stress, suicide and mental illness is a must see experience for all police officers.


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911 Incident Training Management



911 Incident Training Management

On March 13, 2014, we have a 911 Incident Management training session coming up at La Cité , with very big players in 911 response and training.

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C.A.P.E. Conference 2014

C.A.P.E. Conference 2014 | How to Meet the Training Needs of Policing in the Future.


For more information please contact Wayne Jacobsen at

The goal of this year’s C.A.P.E. conference is to engage the community of police educators in active discussion around accountability, evidence based training, and technological advancements which will influence the future.

It will be held at the RCMP Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan from May 21st to May 23rd.

C.A.P.E. attendees will be divided into small groups. These small groups will meet with a representative of each of the different delivery units of the RCMP Training Academy, tour the facilities, and explore the challenges and solutions faced by police educators in relation to that discipline.

Participants will attend a variety of presentations, each of which will be followed by an opportunity for collaborative exploration of the subject presented. The presentations include:

  • Drill: Does it have a place in modern police training?
  • Overview of the RCMP Cadet training program.
  • Advantages of a synthetic firearms program with Graham MacRae.
  • Mobile Learning Devices (Tablets) in police training with Christine Hudy.
  • The Evidence behind the integration of technology in police training with Greg Kratzig.
  • Integrating innovations of technology within the training program with Christine Hudy.
  • Subject matter experts: How do we identify them and what is their role in training? with Graham MacRae
  • Creating texture within police training through the
  • implementation of creative technology with Martin Castle
  • Research: working with your library with Amy Rankin

There will be opportunities to network and exchange ideas in an informal setting.


Any person who is engaged in police education or training with a recognized police training facility.


Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 08:00 to Friday, May 23rd, 2014 11:30.
If you are staying at Depot, check in is available from 15:00 on Tuesday May 20th at the Welcome Center at the Fort McCloud building.
Conference check-in is available from 19:00 to 21:00 at the same location or between 07:00 to 08:00 on Wednesday May 21st.


Registration is open: March 14, 2014 to April 14, 2014.
Registration fees due upon registration.
Limit of 90 participants.
The Registration form is available on the C.A.P.E. website:


Conference fee: $100
Accommodation and meals if staying at Depot: $225
If you wish to stay off-base, you will be responsible for booking your own accommodation and covering any associated costs.Any meals eaten on base will be at your own cost.
The mess accepts cash only.

*If you choose to stay in Barracks Quarters (single student rooms) the cost is $75 per day, which includes room, refreshment breaks and meals.
Rooms must be booked and paid for at the time of registration.
Anyone staying in Barracks Quarters is expected to abide by the same rules as any course candidates.