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CACP Executive Global Studies Program

Important Notice: After delivering a transformative learning experience for 14 groups of candidates over the last 20 years, the CACP Executive Global Studies Program is being reviewed, refreshed, and modernized in 2024. 


The CACP Executive Global Studies Program was originally conceived in 2001 in the wake of 9/11. Drawing upon the experience and talents of a national cross-section of police educators, the program was designed to introduce new competencies and global perspectives to Canada's current and future leaders in policing and related public safety agencies, while enhancing the collective and individual capabilities of the organizations that comprise the Canadian criminal justice community.

This program is based upon an experiential, problem-based learning and research model that combines classroom sessions, independent on-line study, and computer-mediated conferencing with international field research into a variety of operational and management aspects of policing and justice administration. 

The learning process is mapped to all prevailing competency models for Canadian police leaders, with an added and somewhat unique mix of learning dimensions that include interpretive social science, qualitative inquiry, geo-political awareness, international cooperation, international development, and international policing and peacekeeping.

For each cohort, the CACP Board of Directors assigns a research theme that is closely aligned with the priority issues facing the association, its member agencies, and the country. Participants are challenged to interpret the theme into a valid and meaningful research question, and, by combining expert input, domestic research and carefully targeted field studies, to produce results of significant value to their own agencies and to the broader policing and public safety community.

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