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

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

2018 Conference Resources

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C.A.P.E. 2018 Conference | Pracademics – Bridging the Gap Between Academia & Police Training

C.A.P.E. 2018 Conference | Pracademics – Bridging the Gap Between Academia & Police Training

2018 Conference Resources


Bridging the Gap Between Academia & Police Training

Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Date: June 25 – 29

Conference Details

Whats Happening at C.A.P.E. 2018?

  • Panel Discussion – A College of Policing
  • College of Physicians
  • Policing in the U.K.
  • Evidence Based Policing.
  • Academically accredited police training.



Reservations for the CAPE Conference 2018 are available to reserve from June 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018.

Price is $138.60 tax inclusive, includes meals beginning with dinner on the day of arrival to lunch on the day of departure.

Check-in time is 4 pm; check out is 12 pm. You must cancel your reservation 48 hours prior to the day of arrival to avoid the penalty of one-night room and tax charged to your credit card.

C.A.P.E. 2017 Conference

Atlantic Police Academy Presents

C.A.P.E. 2017 Transforming Canada’s Police Training and Education


Engage, Inform and Advocate

Date: June 12 - 16

In the past several decades Canada has an established reputation as having a “system” of police and public safety that is considered to be amongst the best in the world. This is a most significant accomplishment given Canada’s has a complex multi-layered System of governance. In Canada the Federal, Provincial and Local Governments as well as First Nations all have significant roles and responsibilities when it comes to police and Public safety.

However in most recent years the “dynamics” of a rapidly changing world combined with unprecedented threats to public safety has raised the alarm that our prized System of Policing will not be sustainable. When one considers “policing” must take into account the competing Government priorities of Health Care, Education, Environment, and crumbling Infrastructure it becomes obvious the “pressure to deliver more with less” will only increase in the years ahead. The challenge to all Police leaders becomes even more daunting when we take into account the borderless nature of the crimes we are expected to prevent or solve.

There is no blueprint for moving forward and given the wicked daily demands on police leaders there is scarcity time to reflect and consider our “next steps”.

It is the desire of CAPE that the 2017 Conference will accomplish (2) objectives. First as always is to provide an environment to renew, refresh working relationships with Police Trainers and Educators from across Canada. Secondly is to provide an important opportunity to Engage, Inform and Advocate on what we believe are the key elements in a blueprint for Transformative Change.

For more information please contact Wayne Jacobsen at

Registration fee: $500

Register by Thursday June 1, 2017.

Registration must be received by Thursday June 1, 2017. The conference is expected to sellout, however, and some events have maximum capacities. Please submit the form, attached to this article, before the deadline.

The registration form will be available in February 2017 on the C.A.P.E. website:

Conference: Monday, June 12 2017 18:30 – Friday, June 16 2017 10:15

We would appreciate if you could provide us with your arrival dates and times to the Charlottetown Airport.

Registration Includes

– Wine & Cheese reception at the Meet & Greet Monday evening
– Daily morning and afternoon refreshment breaks
– Lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
– Banquet Thursday evening


Conference Details

Whats Happening at

C.A.P.E 2017?

  • Thought provoking dialogue and engagement of our delegates.
  •  An examination of current training practices and a vision for the future that may (or may not) involve new structures.
  • Dialogue on how to best prepare officers to address issues such as changing technology, immigration, population demographics, cyber-crime, and global criminal activities.
  • Ideas on how policing might address taxpayer fatigue and competing priorities such as Health and Education.
  • How can training standards and lesson plans be integrated in order to provide a clear path of life-long learning for police personnel?
  • LEADERSHIP involves leading change. Empower CAPE to advocate with government on behalf of police officers, police services, and educational institutions across Canada.

Warriors, Guardians, Problem Solvers | Defining Roles Through PBL

Warriors, Guardians, Problem Solvers | Defining Roles Through PBL Police Society for Problem Based Learning Annual Conference

PSPBL 2016 Conference

Police Society for Problem Based Learning Annual Conference

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

The Lowell Massachusetts Police Department will host the 2016 Annual Conference June 22, 23 & 24, 2016.

Boston Police Commissioner, Edward F. Davis, will be our Keynote Speaker.


C.A.P.E. 2015 Image Gallery

Photos from the conference will be available in this website until June 30.

Once you click in the picture it will open in a page where you will be able to save the picture to your files.

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.

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.