Webinars 2019 Calendar

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January 24

12pm EST

Workplace Alcohol & Drug Issues in an Ever-changing Environment

with Barb Butler

February 26th
12pm EST
Autism Awareness Training for Police – Community engagement through Pacific Autism Family Centre & CPKN

with Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, Jack McGee, Constable Sam Leung, and Aimee Doherty
March 19
12pm EST
CACP: Priorities for the Future and Partnering with the CAPG
Bill Moore
April 2019 Recruiting & Retaining Board Members. How to Get the Right Seats on the Bus


May 30, 2019, 1:00 pm EST How Police Budgets Can and Should Support Community Safety

with Chief Constable Neil Debord and Angela Kaiser, CPA 


June 27, 2019, 12:00pm EST Incorporating the Philadelphia Model Into your Sexual Assault Investigations – What Boards Should Know

with Sunny Marriner 


July 17, 2019, 12:00pm EST Artificial Intelligence & Policing Policy

with Ryan Prox, S/Constable in Charge, Crime Analytics Advisory & Development Unit, Vancouver Police Department

AI & Predictive Policing Hits the Real World: What are the drivers behind the need and willingness to adopt AI and predictive analytics in law enforcement? This raises an important discussion related to law enforcement and public service in general on the rise of Big Data, machine learning, and the use of the data for more efficient decision-making and service delivery.  However, this direction is wrought with many pitfalls that services have failed to address when adopting this technology. As witnessed in the US, there has been much discord on the topic, as well as great potential for progress, if managed in an open and transparent way, with appropriate checks and balances.


As the first police service in Canada to adopt a machine-learning forecasting system, the VPD has also taken a leadership role in spearheading an AI Governance and Industry Code of Conduct, as well as self-regulating steps law enforcement should proactively consider when approaching the use of Big Data and AI.  A robust audit capacity and extensive vetting processes to ensure bias free data are examples of specific mechanisms that can help address ‘black box’ perceptions often associated with AI. This presentation will examine these topical issues and lay the foundation for a more detailed discussion on AI related policing policy.  


August 2019 Media Training for Board Members – Managing the next Crisis

with Warren Weeks, Media Training Toronto  

Before you speak to the media, you need a plan, a set of compelling messages and a strategy for avoiding mistakes. You need to understand what to expect at every point in the process. How to navigate the interview with confidence to ensure your organization’s (and the public’s) best interests are served. In this session, Canada’s busiest media training coach will provide you with a roadmap to better media relations outcomes, whether you’re trying to get positive media coverage or dealing with a contentious issue.


September 2019 Lessons Learned – Hiring your Chief of Police

with Darlene Brander, Chair, Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners and Micki Ruth, Vice Chair, Edmonton Police Commission


October 2019 First Nations Police Governance – Leading Practices

with Tonia Williams, Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and Fabian Batise, Nishnawbe Aski Police Services Board


November 2019 Predictive Policing – A New Way Forward?

with Dr. Jeff Brantingham, UCLA PredPol


December 2019 Multi-Sector Collaboration – The Future of Community Safety

with Cal Corley, CSKA



CAPG Conference 2019

2019 CAPG Conference