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.

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The CAPG Learning Portal

The CAPG Learning Portal is an exclusive feature of CAPG membership. Delivering key resources and training for new and seasoned board and commission members, the CAPG Learning Portal provides members with a user-friendly tool allowing them to keep informed on best practices relating to policing policy and police governance.

Watch the Learning Portal video now!


SPI – Winnipeg’s Smart Policing Initiative
July 21, 2016 | 12:00pm EST

Sheri Bell, Crime Analyst, Winnipeg Police Service
Greg Burnett, Superintendent, Winnipeg Police Service

CAPG Conference 2016
AUGUST 12-14, 2016 | Ottawa, ON

Meet the 2015-2016 CAPG Executive


Rob Stephanson, FCPA, FCGA, President

Weyburn Board of Police Commissioners, SK

Mary Ann Silverthorn

Mary Anne Silverthorn, Vice President

Woodstock Police Services Board, ON

Stephen Graham, Treasurer

Halifax Board of Police Commissioners

Sandy Smallwood, Secretary

Ottawa Police Services Board ON


Cathryn Palmer, Past President

Edmonton Police Commission, AB

Jennifer Malloy

CAPG Executive Director


CAPG Conference 2016

2016 CAPG Conference