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Virtual Classroom Research

November 24, 2020

In the summer and early fall of 2020, CPKN researched what was happening in Canadian police services in response to Covid 19 to continue training policing professionals and incoming cadets. To better understand, we undertook focus groups, held meetings and discussions, and circulated a survey to police services. To download a summary of the report…

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2020 F. Darren Smith Award Winner Announced!

October 14, 2020

The recipient of the Darren Smith Award for 2020 is Simon Paré of Public Safety Canada. This is a well-deserved recognition of Simon’s contributions to the adoption and advancement of Technology Enhanced Learning in the Canadian police and public safety sector. He meets and exceeds all the criteria we use to select the recipient for…

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Competency-Based Policing in Canada

October 6, 2020

In August 2020, CPKN developed a white paper Competency-Based Policing in Canada: An Integral Component for Transparent and Accountable Policing. The paper outlines the general history of competency-based management (CBM) and the CBMF in Canadian policing, why they are relevant in the context of current demands for police reform, how they can support policing operations into the…

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Upcoming Webinar – The Violence Link & Recognizing Human Violence Oct 8, 2020

October 5, 2020

Join us on October 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern for the next informative installation of The Network Webinar Series! Presented in partnership with the Atlantic Police Academy, CPKN will host Sgt. Teena Stoddard, Ottawa Police Service to discuss: The definition of Violence Link How does the Violence Link apply to police officers’ investigations How…

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NEW COURSE – Drug Stigma Awareness for Law Enforcement

September 28, 2020

CPKN is pleased to announce a new hosted course now available in the catalogue: Drug Stigma Awareness for Law Enforcement with content provided by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA). Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience substance use disorder or dependence in their lifetime? That is three times…

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Let’s Talk Policing in Challenging Times – The Network Webinar Series

July 27, 2020

In follow-up to the Transformational Leadership webinar hosted on June 23, 2020, the second webinar in CPKN’s The Network Webinar Series will be a panel discussion to answer questions from the webinar attendees. Joining (ret’d) Chief Devon Clunis will be Chief Constable Del Manak, Victoria Police Department and Tom Stamatakis, President, Canadian Police Association. The…

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Course Survey Maintenance

July 2, 2020

CPKN uses Survey Monkey for its course survey feedback. Survey Monkey is undergoing routine maintenance and as a result, surveys will be temporarily unavailable on July 3, 2020 between 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Eastern. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 40th Anniversary

June 26, 2020

Did you know that 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the formal recognition of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a mental health disoder in the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? The Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research (CIPSRT) and Treatment has many helpful resources and on their website. These resources Include: informative videos about PTSD importance…

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Transformational Leadership Webinar

June 19, 2020

Join us for a webinar on June 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern for a webinar on Transformational Leadership. This event is free to attend. The #BlackLivesMatter movement in the United States is having broad impacts on Canadians. As you know, we are seeing peaceful protests in cities large and small, media coverage alleging acts…

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Virtual Classrooms

May 28, 2020

As many services and public safety organizations modify training to meet social distancing requirements, training departments are either using or exploring virtual classrooms. In our Spring Newsletter, we published some Tips and Tricks for running a successful virtual classroom. Here are links to other helpful articles from around the web: The Harvard Business Review has published an…

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