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National Advisory Committee

The National Advisory Committee brings together training professionals from Canada’s police and public safety sector to provide expert advice on issues ranging from course topic selection to the planning of the annual Stanhope Conference.

Members of the National Advisory Committee:


Director Paul Hebert, Committee Chair

Ontario Police College


Staff Sergeant Dave Tutte, Committee Vice Chair

Halton Regional Police Service


Inspector Jack Crilly 

Toronto Police Service


Darla Blackmore

Learning and Development, Calgary Police Service


Superintendent Deborah Bourne

RCMP, E Division


Inspector Chuck Byham

York Regional Police Service


Inspector Jason Colon

Manitoba First Nations Police


Inspector David DeAngelis

Peel Regional Police Service


Chief Superintendent Susanne Decock

Ontario Provincial Police


Betty Froese

Learning and Development, Vancouver Police Department


Natalina Keats 

Director, National Learning Services, RCMP


Sergeant Sean O’Brien

Toronto Police Service


Simon Paré

Public Safety Canada


Tom Stamatakis

President, Canadian Police Association

Join a Subcommittee!

Our four NAC subcommittees explore current issues impacting police learning and education. 

If you are a member of a Canadian public safety organization with time, energy, and ideas, please consider joining one of our subcommittees. Contact for more information.


Collaboration & Engagement

Facilitates collaboration among police and public safety organizations to leverage knowledge, experience, and best practices.

  • Connecting with current and future leaders
  • Promoting CPKN’s activities to current and future leaders and supporting organizations
  • Expanding opportunities to discuss issues and share knowledge across the network
  • Planning a Stanhope Conference session on collaboration and engagement


Learning Needs

Helps ensure CPKN courses and resources are relevant, high-quality, and credible.

  • Continue to provide relevant and cost-effective technology-enhanced learning
  • Provide consistent content and delivery on subject matters of national significance
  • Planning a Stanhope Conference session on learning needs


Innovation and Best Practices

Works within the policing sector to effectively integrate learning innovation and educational best practices. The committee will achieve this goal by:

  • Helping to define quality improvement processes and course standards
  • Ensuring the delivery of innovative learning solutions
  • Supporting consistency in curriculum, course, and instructional development
  • Facilitating the integration of research and evaluation into learning solutions
  • Planning a Stanhope Conference session on innovation and best practices



Advises on competency-related practices, issues, and trends for the policing community.

  • Modernizing the competency framework to align learning and development with performance
  • Planning a Stanhope Conference session on competencies