Coalition calls for Canadian College of Policing to guide training, regulation of policing profession


The Coalition for Canadian Police Reform, chaired by former Winnipeg Police Chief David Cassels, is pushing for Canada to adopt advanced training models for police agencies. Cassels explained that Canadian police agencies are wrestling with waning public trust and recruitment difficulties, and professionalizing policing with more in-depth training could help resolve these. “There is no entity in Canada that collects and disseminates current and relevant police training,” said Cassels. “Most existing police training institutions are teaching in a silo.” In light of this, Cassels called for the creation of a Canadian College of Policing, which would set a standard curriculum for officer training and regulate the profession.

Saltwire (Acct Req)