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Conference Explores Current Issues in Police Learning

Police leaders and training professionals from across Canada will gather in Charlottetown next week for the 10th annual Stanhope Conference. Hosted by the Canadian Police Knowledge Network, this important event focuses on the challenges, solutions, and future of police training in Canada.

“The Stanhope Conference has played an integral role in changing the way we think and communicate about police learning,” says Sandy Sweet, President of CPKN. “In its ten year history, it’s become a cornerstone for knowledge sharing and for finding collaborative solutions to challenges facing the sector.”

This year’s event will explore top-of-mind training issues, including mental health in policing, professionalization, community policing, as well as emerging technologies. These sessions generate dialogue that look at every issue from a variety of perspectives — from executive and frontline operations, small and large services, as well as regional differences — and draw out the key considerations for creating training that will provide the most effective learning experience.

“Policing is continually evolving and the training demands on frontline officers are increasingly complex,” says Andy McGrogan, Chief of Medicine Hat Police Service and Chair of the CPKN Board of Directors. “This conference is critical for police services to be able to connect on common issues and discovering innovative approaches to address those issues.”

The Stanhope Conference will be held on September 13 – 14, 2016 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.