Human Resources and Learning Committee


    The HRLC acts as an advisor to the CACP on practices, issues and trends in strategic human resource management, training and education that affects policing in Canada.  In order to meet this mandate, the CACP HRLC will:

    1. Encourage and facilitate the coordinated exchange of ideas, procedures and specific information for the professional leadership and management of all human resource components within police agencies;
    2. Work with and assist other CACP committees by facilitating research, identifying best practices and sharing information related to HR matters;
    3. Create and develop the highest standards of proficiency in policing through the fostering and encouragement of police training, education and research;
    4. Make recommendations for program development and course content at Canadian police academies/training and education institutions;
    5. Research and provide recommendations on contemporary HR related strategic priorities; and,
    6. Form liaisons and key partnerships with such other organizations as may be beneficial in achieving the objectives of the CACP.

    Strategic Priorities/Objectives:

    1. Enhance partnerships to advance the agenda of the CACP in the areas of Human Resources and Learning by being proactive and by addressing issues identified by the CACP Board;
    2. Partner with the CAPE, CPKN and other organizations to ensure that CACP needs are being met, resources are optimized, an overlap is minimized;
    3. Pursue enhanced cooperation among Canadian Police colleges and academies;
    4. Enhance  mental well-being in the police workplace; and
    5. Address issues related to the economics of community safety and the sustainability of the current model of policing.

    Significant Accomplishments 2016/2017:

    • Continued to focus on workplace wellness and sponsored a third wellness conference.
    • Participated in BCACP/CACP Police Leadership Conference Planning Committee and the State and Provincial Police Academy Directors Section (SPPADS) Board of Directors.
    • Secured CACP Board approval to establish a psychologists sub-committee to provide the Committee with advice and expertise on wellness issues and credible research to support wellness strategies.
    • Maintained relationships with Public Safety Steering Committee (PSSC) of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) on advocacy for Canadian research to inform best practices in wellness and treatment of operational stress injuries.
    • Maintained linkages to police training and academic institutions and attended Canadian Association of Police Educators (CAPE) and Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) meetings and events to ensure the Committee remains conversant with training and education initiatives.
    • Participated in preliminary discussions with other CACP committees and Public Safety Canada on human resource and training issues related to the pending legislation legalizing cannabis.

    Initiatives Planned 2017/2018:

    • Implement the Psychologist Sub-Committee.
    • Increase focus on training issues related to the pending legislation on cannabis.