Welcome to the CAPG

The Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG) is the only national organization dedicated to excellence in police governance in Canada. Since 1989, the CAPG has worked diligently to achieve the highest standards as the national voice of civilian oversight of municipal police. We have grown to represent 75% of municipal police services throughout Canada.

The CAPG exists to serve its members and collaborate with other police services sector stakeholders across the nation, including police leaders, police sector associations, provincial, federal and municipal governments and their departments, police learning organizations, and business partners.


LIVE WEBINAR: ON THE FRONT LINES OF GENDER. Creating an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Program for Policing in Canada

February 25, 2020 | 12:00pm EST

with Dr. Rebecca Sullivan, Professor of Women’s Studies, University of Calgary


See our just-announced speakers and topics!

CAPG 2020 Governance Summit – “Legal Issues Impacting Police Governance Bodies

Monday, February 3, 2020

Hyatt Regency Toronto

Join your peers from across the country for a day of informed presentations and discussion on legal issues impacting police and police governance authorities. Do not miss this innovative opportunity to ensure your board policies, procedures and practices for the effective governance of your police service stand up to the laws governing your authority.


Meet the 2019-2020 CAPG Executive


Mary Ann Silverthorn

Mary Anne Silverthorn, President

Woodstock Police Services Board, ON


Sandy Smallwood, Vice President

Ottawa Police Services Board, ON

Bob Hall, Treasurer

Peterborough Police Services Board, ON

Wayne Talbot, Secretary

Truro Board of Police Commissioners, NS

Jennifer Malloy

CAPG Executive Director


CAPG Conference 2020

2020 CAPG Conference