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CPKN Winter Newsletter 2020

January 29, 2020

Find out more about activities within the Network in CPKN’s Winter 2020 Newsletter.  


The Network

January 27, 2020

CPKN acknowledged it’s 15 year anniversary at Stanhope 2019 with Sandy Sweet presenting a brief history of CPKN’s origins and the big network of organizations and individuals who have been a part of its growth and development. In 2001, a report called Strategic Human Resources Analysis of Public Policing in Canada was released. The report recommended the development of standards for all jobs in policing (competencies), national collaboration in delivery of common training, and the development of internet-based learning resources for police across Canada. Two things were happening in tandem at this time: John Arnold had an organization called (PLC) with a network or organizations collaborating to develop online training, and Holland College had received federal funding to develop the Justice Knowledge Network to develop and deliver eLearning to Canadian Police. The Justice Knowledge Network and joined forces and from this collaboration, in 2004 CPKN was born with the first President named to CPKN being John Arnold. CPKN launched with an LMS, four courses, and a fax machine. With all these tools in…


New Course: GLOBALi – A Vehicle Theft Deterrent and Recovery Network

January 16, 2020

CPKN is excited to announce the release of a new learning resource: GLOBALi – A Vehicle Theft Deterrent and Recovery Network. This 15 minute resource will provide information on the GLOBALi Vehicle Registry & Recovery Network’s functionality, secure registration portal for Law Enforcement, and how the network can assist in the identification and recovery of stolen vehicles. This learning resource is underwritten by GLOBALi for no-cost access to all Canadian Police Services. More information


COURSE UPDATE! Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation

January 6, 2020

In October 2019, the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations were amended to permit the authorized sale of three new classes of cannabis: edible cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabis topicals. As a result, the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course has been updated to reflect the new classes of cannabis; effects of the ingestion of edible cannabis; updated links to provincial cannabis regulations; and new reference materials. Updates in the course material can be found in the following sections of the course: • Module 2 What is Cannabis? Section: Consumption of Cannabis Updates to the section titled: “Edibles” • Module 3 Offences and Penalties Section: What Can Adults do Under the Cannabis Act       Table language updates to include “edible cannabis” • Module 3 Offences and Penalties Section: Equivalent Amounts                                             Table updates, addition of Solids Containing Cannabis • Module 4 Other Considerations Section: Provincial and Territorial Legislation Updates to provincial legislation links • Module…


Holiday Hours

December 24, 2019

CPKN’s office will be closed for the holidays on December 25 & 26, 2019 and again on January 1, 2020. We will be available to respond to your support requests on the 27th, 30th, and 31st. Have a happy holiday!


Advanced Patrol Training Course Update

November 27, 2019

The modules for Advanced Patrol Training are now available for purchase through the online registration system. The modules are purchased separately with the following updated price structure: APT – Law on Drinking and Driving – $25.00 APT – Arrest – (Ontario Specific) – $25.00 APT – Criminal Offence – $25.00 APT – Domestic Violence – $50.00 APT – Drugs – 25.00 APT – Investigative Detention – $25.00 APT – Search and Seizure Without a Warrant – $25.00 APT – Provincial Statutes – (Ontario Specific) – $25.00 To purchase the modules online, visit:


Updated Courses!

November 15, 2019

CPKN has two updated versions of the following courses available in the catalogue. WHMIS 2015 and Recognition of Emotionally Disturbed Persons have been recently updated with a full content review by Subject Matter Experts and an updated HTML5 format. Check them out in our catalogue!


Canadian Violence Link Conference

November 13, 2019

Humane Canada is hosting an upcoming conference in Toronto on November 20 – 22, 2019. Registration is open with a variety of ticketing options including: A Three-day all-inclusive conference pass which grant access to all events, but please note, to attend the Animal Cruelty Prosecution Pre-Conference, you must apply directly to as this event is not open to the public. The two-day conference pass grands toy access to the Link-Up Social on the evening of November 20 and all conference sessions on November 21 & 22. A one-day pass to the Enforcement Day Pre-Conference or Animal Cruelty Prosecution Pre-Conference grants you access to these events only and does not include the Link-Up Social. For any questions related to the conference, please contact before November 13, 2019 or Register Online.


Upcoming OWLE Training Day Event

October 18, 2019

The Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) are hosting Connect, a Training Day Event on Thursday November 14, 2019. For more information and to register visit the OWLE website.  


Update to Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation Course

October 14, 2019

Updates to the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course In August of 2018, the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course was launched and made available to all police services across Canada. Since then, the federal Cannabis Act as well as provincial/territorial cannabis legislation have been finalized and implemented. Over the last several months, we have gained a better understanding of the legislation and have updated the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course to reflect this new information. You are receiving this email because you have successfully completed the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course and we want to provide you with two (2) significant updates: Clarification on seizing the excess or all – if you intend to lay a charge for possessing more than 30 grams of dried cannabis or the equivalent amount in a public place, or in any case where quantity is an issue, you should seize the entire amount of cannabis. The best evidence for court is the entire amount, which should be appropriately labelled, weighed and photographed. Reporting requirements – seizures of cannabis made under the Cannabis Act…