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 80% 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.


Upcoming Webinars

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
with Jacqueline Edwards, President, Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.)

December 7, 2021, 12pm EST

President: Wayne Talbot 
Truro Board of Police Commissioners, NS  |  BIO

Vice President: Amed Naqvi
Nelson Police Board, BC  |  BIO

Secretary: Allie Szarkiewicz
Winnipeg Police Board, MB  |  BIO

Treasurer, Andrew Minor
Manitoba Police Commission |  BIO

Executive Director, Jennifer Malloy
CAPG  | 


2021-2022 Board of Directors

The Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG) is pleased to announce the Board of Directors as elected at the 32nd Annual General Meeting on September 30th, 2021

A big welcome to Diane Deans, Curtis Allen, Jada Yee & Erick Ambtman! 

View the full board line up HERE.


Farewell to Outgoing CAPG Directors

The CAPG acknowledges and sincerely thanks the following directors for their years of service and dedication towards the pursuit of excellence in police governance in Canada.

CAPG outgoing President, Micki Ruth, served from 2016 to 2021 as a director and was President from June 2020 to September 2021. Ms. Ruth has served on Governance, Conference, Research & Policy, Advocacy, Finance & Audit and the Executive Committees during her tenure.

L.A. (Sandy) Smallwood was first elected to the CAPG board in August 2013 and served 8 terms including as Vice President and Secretary. Mr. Smallwood also served on the Conference, Research & Policy, Advocacy and the Executive Committee during his years of service.

Bob Hall was elected in 2019 and served two terms on the CAPG board including one year as Treasurer. Mr. Hall also served on the Conference Committee.

2021 CAPG/FNPGC Conference and AGM


Presenters offered thought-provoking presentations, lively panel discussions, and thoughtful workshops centred around the theme of Reimagining Community Safety. Bravo to the Conference Committee, Chaired by Carole McDougall, for arranging a program that was so robust and engaging.

The number of members who offered their financial support in the form of sponsorship this year was incredible. Sharing knowledge is one of the fundamental objectives of the CAPG, and we are grateful to our generous donors for enabling us to hold this event.

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners will host CAPG 2022 from September 7 to 10 at the Delta Bessborough. Additional information will be available later in October.

Full recordings of each session are available now on the conference platform. In case you missed out on the live event this year, contact us for more information on purchasing the recordings.


Recipient of the 2021 CAPG Award for Excellence in Police Governance

Ryan Teschner, Executive Director and Chief of Staff
Toronto Police Services Board

The 2021 CAPG Award for Excellence in Police Governance was established in 2013 and it recognizes individuals with significant contributions, commitment and leadership towards the enhancement of civilian police governance in Canada. The Board received some excellent nominations and it made the decision very difficult.

Congratulations to Ryan on behalf of the membership of CAPG! It is obvious your board and your peers felt your contribution to police governance deserved this national recognition and we are very happy to see it realized.

Read the TPSNews Article here