BCWLE 2024 Conference & Awards Luncheon 

BCWLE’s third Annual Conference and Awards Luncheon is coming up on April 19, 2024 at the Coast Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre.

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Our keynote speaker, Retired Chief Kristen Ziman, served for 30 years at the Aurora Police Department in Illinois, blazing trails as the first female Lieutenant, first female Commander, and the first female Chief in that agency. Since retiring, she has continued to strive to change the culture of policing and promote leadership through numerous speaking engagements and authoring the book “Reimagining Blue: Thoughts on Life, Leadership and a New Way forward in Policing”. Kristen is an engaging speaker who will share what she has learned over the course of her 30-year career, tying in the psychology of positivity as it relates to law enforcement in her presentation, “Optimize with Optimism”.

Staff Sergeant Michel Ling, from the RCMP will discuss the 2022 Langley shooting spree that left three dead, two injured and resulted in a Lower Mainland-wide emergency alert.

Senior constables Terr-Lynn Clyde and Michelle McKnight, of the VPD, will present concrete information, best practices and lessons learned for building or expanding a wellness unit and will provide some tools to help you build a Wellness Plan and a Wellness Team within your own department.

Important Information

There are NO cancellations; however, your ticket is transferable if you are no longer able to attend.

If you would like to request a block of tickets, please send a request by email to membership@bcwle.ca.

Coast Langley City is offering our guests a discounted room rate. Call the front desk (604) 530-1500 or book online using the code GF10493 to receive discounted room rates for Thursday, April 18th and Friday April 19th. Bookings must be made no later than March 18th , 2024 to receive the discount.

Who Can Attend the Conference?

BCWLE members get early access to tickets at a special member-only rate. Non-members who fit in one of the following categories are also welcome to attend by purchasing a non-member ticket:

  • Peace Officer (current or retired)
  • Law Enforcement Educator
  • Civilian Member of Law Enforcement Agency (current or retired)
  • Student in Study of Law Enforcement
  • Potential Application to Law Enforcement Agency
  • Active Volunteer with Law Enforcement Agency
  • Associate (persons with training, experience or other professional attainments in the law enforcement or related field, or members of our partner organizations)