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Media Advisory: 113th Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference Schedule of Media Conferences and Releases

/EIN News/ -- HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) will be holding its 113th Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 12th to 15th, 2018. The conference is co-hosted with the Halifax Regional Police, the Halifax District RCMP and the Halifax Military Police Unit of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The following provides a schedule of the media conferences that will take place and of the releases to be issued during this period:

Monday, August 13th, 2018

  • Media Conference*:  Kick-off of the CACP’s 113th Annual Conference: Policing in an Ever Changing World
    • Time: 10:45 a.m. (Atlantic Daylight Time)
    • Location: Halifax Convention Centre, Room 502, Ballroom Level
    • Purpose: To discuss the conference theme and objectives
    • Speakers: Directeur Mario Harel, President of the CACP, and Chief Jean-Michel Blais, from the Halifax Regional Police
    • News release: To be issued following the media conference and to be available at www.cacp.ca.
       
  • Media Tour of the Conference Exhibit Hall:
    • Time: Immediately following the Q& A session of the media conference
    • Location: Halifax Convention Centre, Convention Hall Level
    • Purpose: Get a glimpse of the latest products and services available to police services across Canada.
    • Escort: Natalie Wright, CACP Communications Advisor

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

  • Media Conference* & Technical Briefing:  Launch of the Introduction to Cannabis Legislation online training module for Canadian police officers
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. (Atlantic Daylight Time)
    • Location: Halifax Convention Centre, Room 502, Ballroom Level
    • Purpose: Introduce and provide a demonstration of the new cannabis online training module
    • Speakers - Launch: Directeur Mario Harel, President of the CACP; Mr. Sandy Sweet, President of the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN)
    • Speakers - Technical briefing: Ms. Geneviève Tremblay, Director – RCMP National Learning Services, and Ms. Krystine Richards, Director – Outreach & External Relations for the CPKN
    • News release: Joint release to be issued following the technical briefing and to be available at www.cacp.ca.
       
  • CACP Resolutions
    • Time: 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic Daylight Time)
    • Purpose: The resolutions adopted by the CACP membership during the Annual General Meeting on Monday, August 13th, including background information, will be available on the CACP website at www.cacp.ca.

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

  • News release: The CACP Recognizes Excellence in Policing and Public Safety
    • Time: 11 a.m. (Atlantic Daylight Time)
    • Purpose: To announce the recipients of the following policing and public safety awards presented during the 113th CACP Annual Conference:
      • CACP Recognition Award
      • CACP/Motorola Awards of Excellence in Emergency Preparedness
      • CACP Award of Excellence for Combating Organized Crime
      • CACP Traffic Safety Awards
      • CACP International Policing Award
      • Canadian Banks’ Law Enforcement Awards
      • Bank of Canada Award for Excellence in Counterfeit Deterrence
    • News release: To be issued following the media conference and to be available at www.cacp.ca.
  • Media Conference*:  Annual Conference Wrap-up and Introduction of the new CACP President
    • Time: 1:45 p.m. (Atlantic Daylight Time)
    • Location: Halifax Convention Centre, Room 502, Ballroom Level
    • Purpose:
    • Speaker: The newly-elected President of the CACP will discuss what was accomplished at this conference and offer insight on his aspirations for the association over his 2-year term.
    • News release: One news release announcing the new CACP President and another release providing a conference recap are to be issued following the media conference and will be available at www.cacp.ca.

*Call-In Procedures
Media will be provided with remote access to participate in media conferences via a teleconference line:

  1. Dial 1-866-835-7775
  2. Enter the Conference Code when prompted: 7566761055 followed by #
  3. You will be on hold until the moderator signs on and brings everyone together.

For further information or to arrange a media interview, please contact:

Natalie Wright
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Communications Advisor
communications@cacp.ca
613.838.8807
Tim Smith
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Government Relations & Strategic Communications
timsmith2000@rogers.com
613.601.0692
   
Neera Ritcey
Halifax Regional Police Service
ritceyne@halifax.ca
902.292.1789
 

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police was established in 1905 and represents approximately 1,000 police leaders from across Canada.  The Association is dedicated to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of the people of Canada. Through its member police chiefs and other senior police executives, the CACP represents in excess of 90% of the police community in Canada which include federal, First Nations, provincial, regional and municipal, transportation and military police leaders.

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