CPKN News 2005

CPKN News 2005

EDMONTON POLICE SERVICE AND CPKN OFFER HATE AND BIAS TRAINING

A new e-learning course, created by the Edmonton Police Service and offered by the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN), will help police officers identify trends and intelligence on hate and bias groups, allow for appropriate resource allocation to protect those most victimized and help the Crown invoke Section 718.2 of the Criminal Code of Canada against perpetrators of hate and bias crimes through improved reporting and investigative techniques.

METH LAB TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE FOR FRONT LINE OFFICERS

According to Detective Darcy Strang of the Edmonton Police Service, "if (Methamphetamine) has not yet arrived in your community, there is a good chance that it will in the years to come." In order to help combat this growing problem in Canada and to prevent its migration from the West, Detective Strang, the Edmonton Police Service and the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) have partnered to develop the "Meth Lab: First Responder" e-learning course.

WINNIPEG POLICE SERVICE & CPKN LAUNCH NEW SEARCH AND SEIZURE: WARRANTLESS AUTHORITIES COURSE

Search and Seizure: Warrantless Authorities, a new e-learning course that educates police officers in the procedures that must be taken in order to lawfully conduct an effective search and/or seizure, is now being offered through the CPKN portal.

OACP Highlights

The 2005 Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Conference wrapped up this week. The theme of this year's conference was "Emerging Issues: Make Sense of Policing Tomorrow."

RCMP FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES & CPKN TO DEVELOP BREATH TEST TRAINING PRE-COURSE

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Forensic Laboratory Services (RCMP FLS) and CPKN are pleased to announce the development of the Breath Test Training Pre-Course. This new program will certify candidates as Qualified Breath Test Technicians utilizing a new blended training approach, incorporating both e-learning and in classroom training.

VISIT CPKN AT THE 2005 OACP CONFERENCE

CPKN Director, Sandy Sweet, will be part of a panel of officials that will discuss "Future Trends in Police Learning" on Tuesday, June 20 at 1:45 at the 2005 Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (OACP) in Toronto, Ontario.

CPKN A BIG HIT AT THE 2005 CAPE CONFERENCE

The Canadian Association of Police Educators (CAPE) held their annual conference this past week in Slemon Park, PEI. This year's theme, "Bridging the Gap" focused on the future of police education, specifically how e-learning would play a role.

CPKN Officially Incorporated As a Not-for-Profit Organization

The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN Inc.), Canada's leading provider of computer-based police training and education (e-learning) products, is pleased to announce its official incorporation as of today. CPKN Inc. was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act as a Part II, not-for-profit organization.

CPKN Receives Positive Response at Blue Line Trade Show

The 9th Annual Blue Line Trade Show was held this past week in Markham, Ontario. CPKN officials were busy showing demonstrations of e-learning courses to a wide variety of police and public security personnel. Interesting discussions were also held with related organizations to potentially acquire content to develop new e-learning courses.

CPKN Visits Western Police Officials

CPKN continued its discussions with police services and senior police personnel this past week. As well as meeting with the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police, CPKN officials also visited numerous Western police services including Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Taber, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

CPKN Visits Ontario Police Services

CPKN officials recently visited a number of police services in Ontario to raise its awareness in that community. During these visits, significant interest was expressed toward e-learning, with most police services indicating that they are preparing to incorporate it into their training strategy.

New Domestic Violence Investigations Course Officially Launched

CPKN is pleased to announce that the Domestic Violence Investigations course was officially launched today. Developed in collaboration with the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS), the Domestic Violence Investigations course teaches police officers the dynamics of domestic violence, procedures for gathering evidence of injuries, investigative steps and techniques, including interviewing victims, witnesses and children and developing domestic violence safety plans.

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