About CPKN

About CPKN

The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) is Canada's leading provider of online training solutions for police and law enforcement personnel. Working with subject matter experts from the Canadian policing community, CPKN develops and delivers highly effective, economical, and engaging e-learning courses to meet the needs of frontline officers. CPKN also offers a range of other online learning services including custom development and hosting, service-specific learning portals, and e-learning implementation assistance.

Corporate History

CPKN was established in 2004 in response to a recognized need for an efficient, cost-effective training model for Canadian police services. At that time, members of the Canadian police community collaborated with government and academic organizations including the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and Holland College's Justice Knowledge Network to create CPKN.

The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) was incorporated as a Part II, not-for-profit corporation in June 2005 under the Canada Corporations Act. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, primarily comprised of senior ranking police professionals from across the country, which oversees CPKN’s mandate to be an integral component of training and learning for Canadian and international law enforcement agencies and related public safety organizations.

Client Base

CPKN serves a broad range of clients in the law enforcement sector including:

Canadian Police Community

CPKN was created by, and specifically for, members of the Canadian police community. Courses are developed in direct partnership with police subject matter experts to ensure that police officers are trained in police-specific situations, protocols, and tactics.

Law Enforcement & Public Safety Organizations

Many of CPKN’s courses are also open to law enforcement professionals outside of the policing sector. CPKN maintains a “Law Enforcement Community” learning portal for law enforcement professionals who are not sworn police officers but have enforcement authority responsibilities in the work they do. This may include Peace Officers, Special Constables, Forestry Officers (provincial and federal), Environment Officers, Coast Guard, Canada Border Services, Corrections Officers (provincial and federal), and Government Investigators.

In some cases, other public safety professionals may also access CPKN courses. For example, courses such as Meth Lab First Responder and Infectious Disease and Pandemic Preparedness are available to a variety of first response personnel, including fire, paramedic, and various health/social service workers.

International Law Enforcement Community

Many of CPKN’s courses are relevant to the broader international law enforcement community. CPKN also works with these agencies to customize existing courses, or develop new ones, to meet the specific training needs.