Posted: January 14, 2014:

Now Available!  Economics of Policing: Police Education and Learning Summit Summary Report (Prepared by Public Safety Canada)


Posted: September 20, 2013:

"...It's not about cutting budgets. Rather, it's about making the most of available resources and investing in appropriate tools and relationships to meet growing demand for training and to ensure that all police have the knowledge and skills to do the job safely and effectively."


The Canadian Police Community has come a long way in building a technology-enhanced learning environment. For the past six years, the Canadian Police Knowledge Network's Stanhope Conference has been a key part of that progress -- it's been a forum for sharing experiences, learning from mistakes, getting inspired by successes, and moving forward to make the most of what we know.

This year, in partnership with Public Safety Canada, the Stanhope Conference is presented as the Economics of Policing: Police Education and Learning Summit. It will be held on September 17 -18, 2013 at the Delta Hotel Convention Centre in Charlottetown, PEI.

Education and learning are keys factors to
developing a professional police service...

Education and learning are keys factors to developing a professional police service and ensuring that officers have the right skills and competencies to deal with operational and community needs. Enhancing police knowledge methods and approaches is a priority under Public Safety Canada's Economics of Policing initiatives. Likewise, CPKN has played a leading role in the advancement of technology-enhanced learning models in the Canadian police community.

The Summit will bring together police leaders (Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs), training experts, frontline officers, academics, innovative educators, and industry representatives to explore and identify learning needs and priorities for Canadian police. Together, we will look at what and how police officers learn and if current approaches are conducive to today's operational and technical environment. The objectives of this two-day Summit are:
  • To understand learning needs and opportunities for Canadian police services;
  • To learn about technology-enhanced training and other innovative learning solutions from industry experts including academia and private and public-sector trainer specialists; and
  • To prioritize training needs, current and future, for the Canadian police sector.

Comments from Last Year's Conference Delegates:

"The workshop, information sharing, and networking were excellent! This really provides the opportunity to discuss successes, issues, strategies, both formally and informally, with peers, senior officers, developers, etc. I am coming home with new strategies and a renewed enthusiasm to push to the next level of e-learning!"

"The networking and learning achieved during the conference was invaluable. Hearing where others are with e-learning, the challenges and the new opportunities in the filed more than made the trip worthwhile."


"Easily the best conference I've attended in my policing career."