Law of Policing Conference, Western Edition

The Canadian Institute’s 13th Annual Law of Policing Conference, Western Edition returns to Vancouver on November 9-10 in person and via livestream!

Co-chaired by R. Kyle Friesen (GC, Legal Services at Surrey Police Service), Shelley Tkatch (GC at Public Prosecution Service of Canada), and Keitha Elvin-Jensen (Senior Counsel at Justice Canada), this conference will focus on legislative updates, precedent-setting cases, police liability and the most critical developments affecting law enforcement professional standards in Canada.

At this Western edition, experienced experts provide balanced perspectives on the most pressing issues facing police services, police associations, police boards, independent police oversight agencies, and their counsel. Hear from a distinguished and diverse faculty of speakers as they provide practical solutions and optimum tools for your organization.


  • How BC’s Police Act Reform Will Change Police Authority and Raise New Liability Concerns and the Impact on Other Provinces
  • Overcoming Challenges with Processing Evidence in Accordance with Jordan Disclosure: A Look at Detention Under the Criminal Code, Form 5.2
  • Searches, Seizures and Detention Orders: What Evidence is Protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and How to Operate under Stricter Court Procedures
  • Civil Disobedience: Examining Police Authority and Discretion When Responding to Protests and Responding to Complaints of Police Misconduct
  • Drug Decriminalization and the Modernization of BC Drug Policy – Overarching Implications


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Phone: 1-877-927-7936

Event details


Wednesday - Thursday, November 9 - 10, 2022


All Day Event




Sheraton Vancouver Guilford Hotel, Vancouver, BC (and via livestream)