The Calgary Police Rodeo was the first police rodeo in Canada. It is an amateur competition featuring contestants from across Canada and the USA. As of 2011, the rodeo was also opened up to participants from other first responder communities. Firefighters, Paramedics, Peace Officers, and immediate family members, can now compete in the rodeo.
In addition to a traditional rodeo that features both timed and roughstock events, this family-oriented day includes a children's carnival, exhibitions, vendor booths, concessions and a beverage garden. In the evening, competitors and adult spectators come together to enjoy a barn dance featuring live country music.
The Calgary Police Rodeo Association was formed in 1983 to celebrate the western way of life which is so much a part of Calgary’s fabric. Over the years, they’ve raised funds for several local charities, most recently the Missing Children Society of Canada and the John Petropolous Memorial Fund.
10 a.m. – Grounds open
12 p.m. – Children’s carvinal begins
1 p.m. – Rodeo action kicks off
8 p.m. – Barn dance
More info: www.calgarypolicerodeo.com
The twelfth International Law Enforcement Forum (ILEF) Workshop will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from Thursday, August 15th to Saturday, August 17th , 2019 at the Calgary Police Service Headquarters Lecture Hall.
Participants at ILEF workshops have included those from Government Departments and Law Enforcement Agencies (and those who work in advisory roles) responsible for policy, research, technical development, operational deployment and review in areas related to tactical capability involving the use of force, firearms, and less-lethal options.
ILEF's focus of less-lethal/minimal force options has been to ensure an appropriate intervention capability that minimizes to the greatest extent possible the use of lethal force in situations requiring interventions by both patrol officers and specialist tactical units (Public Order and Firearms) including those responding to critical incidents involving a threat from active shooters and terrorism.