Partners in Planning – Canadian Association of Police Educators

Pracademics: Bridging the gap between academia and police training”

One of the objectives for OALEP is to provide training and development opportunities for planning professionals in the public safety industry. It makes sense that police educators, as well as law enforcement planner’s, partner, collaborate and learn from each other. As an example both organizations have to continually bridge the gap between where we currently are and where we need to be. One of the ways in which the Canadian Association of Police Educators have provided training opportunities is through our recent national conference.

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Conference News

The June 2018 Risk Symposium, hosted by Peel Regional Police, was a two day event with multiple guest speakers.  Peel Regional Police conducted two panel discussions to demonstrate the functionality of their internal Prisoner Management Application System and to introduce how their organization has implemented Mental Health within their Professional Standards Bureau. 

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Planner’s Toolbox – Canadian Police College Library

“The CPC Library, a National Police Service and the Departmental Library of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, services all Canadian police personnel with their operational, research, professional development, and management information needs.” While the library is physically located in Ottawa, there are numerous resources that are available online, including access to 30 research databases, over 100 e-journals, legal publications and more.

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The OALEP Contact List is Now Online

We have had a great response from our members regarding the OALEP Contact List: 41 members from 18 different police services have signed up and provided their contact information. The contact list can be downloaded from the Contact List page under the Membership menu. This list is only accessible to people who have registered for access to the Members Only sections of the website. You can register for access here.

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Conference News – Open Analytics for Community Safety and Wellbeing

If the subject of Community Safety and Well-being (CSWB) hasn’t been on your radar yet, it soon will be. One of the requirements of Bill 175 is for municipalities to develop CSWB plans. While the responsibility for this falls to the municipalities to develop, we have all recognized the need to collaborate with community partners across sectors in order to realize meaningful and sustainable change. With this also comes the need to leverage the data in our systems to identify priorities and opportunities as well as to measure outcomes.

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Conference News – Canadian Lean Summit, Innovation and Continuous Improvement

From April 23 to 25th, 2018 I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the 2018 Canadian Public Sector Lean Summit. Hosted by the City of Fredericton, it is now it’s in its third year, drawing mainly public sector Lean Six Sigma (LSS) organizational practitioners such as Municipalities, Police, and Provincial and Federal government with over 350 attendees.

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