Canadian Association of the Chiefs of Police

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Unit 100
300 Terry Fox Drive
Kanata, ON K2K 0E3
Phone: (613) 595-1101
Fax: (613) 383-0372

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), founded in 1905, was incorporated in 1968 as a non-profit organization.

The Association is dedicated to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of the people of Canada. Much of the work in pursuit of these goals is done through the activities and special projects of a number of committees and through active liaison with various levels of government and departmental ministries having legislative and executive responsibility in law and policing.

The Association is national in character. Its interests have relevance to police at all levels including municipal, regional, provincial and federal. Many of the initiatives and the work of the Association and its committees through the year are reported on at the annual conference when recommendations are tendered and resolutions adopted. In many cases, these form the basis of the Association's ongoing work on behalf of the policing community and the society that it serves.

CACP’s Board of Directors includes Chiefs, Commissioners and Directors of Police Services who are representative of the widespread regions of Canada and who are elected by the membership. This group of executive officers is assisted in the management of the organization's affairs by an Executive Director located at the national office in Ottawa, which serves as the central coordinating bureau for the Association. Membership consists of four categories: active, associate, life and honorary. With minimal but constant growth recorded each year, the current combined membership is approximately 1,052, which includes 405 active members. While this figure does not represent all police departments, the Association can take pride in its remarkable record of progress and service that has embraced the police community Canada-wide during its lengthy lifespan. Through its member police chiefs and other senior police executives, the CACP represents in excess of 90% of the police community in Canada.

The CACP supports the work of the CBRNE REL and has been pleased to participate in this important project which will provide critical support to Canadian first responders and enable those who provide police services to Canadians to be better equipped and to work together with the responder community to carry out our mission.

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