Professional Standards Prosecutor/Police Association Representative

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The Ottawa Police Association in conjunction with Loyalist College is pleased to offer Professional Standards Prosecutors/Police Association Representatives course.  This course is specifically designed for individuals who are involved in the prosecution or defence, including informal resolution of matters under Part V of the Police Services Act and other allegations of misconduct under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, and other work-related legislation.

Who Should Attend?

Police officers, lawyers and police association representatives involved in police discipline matters including hearings pursuant to Part V as well as informal resolutions, alternate dispute resolution processes, and human resource management.  Lawyers may apply for accreditation to the Law Society of Upper Canada for professional development hours.

This non-credit course is also ideal for police supervisors and senior officers who oversee police discipline matters, police officers involved in professional standards investigations, and police association representatives.  Emphasis is placed on police management and police associations working together particularly on internal matters that can be resolved within the organization.

How You’ll Benefit:

This is an intensive four-day course, which includes an exam and an in-class assignment.  A wide range of topics include:

  • Overview of the Police Discipline System
  • Current Trends & Issues in Professional Standards including Case Law Updates
  • PSA Hearing Process
  • Role of the PSA Prosecutor
  • Role of the Defence/Police Association Representative
  • Overview of the Public Complaints System Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Evidentiary Issues, and Case Preparation for Hearings
  • PSB Investigations/Evidentiary Issues
  • Instruction also includes the Code of Conduct (O. Reg. 268/10) and other related regulations, Statutory Powers Procedure Act, Provincial Offences Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Judicial Procedure Review Act.
  • Preparing and Writing Prosecution & Defence Submissions.

Safer Ontario Act, 2017 One-half day is spent on some aspects of the Safer Ontario Act, 2017.  This lecture will highlight some of the significant changes in the legislation once it has received Royal Assent and is proclaimed.  This is a panel presentation.

Special Note: Emphasis is placed on matters that involve complex motions, dismissal and in some cases demotion, then these matters should be referred to and handled by legal counsel.

Assessment Standards:  Written exam, group work, and in-course assignment are part of the assessment process.  Candidates must successfully complete the above assessment criteria.  Assessment is based on a Pass (P) or Fail (F).  Successful candidates receive a Certificate of Competition issued by Loyalist College.

Who is the facilitator?


Course Date: January 29- February 1, 2018, 4 Day (8am – 5pm)

Investment: $ 1200 plus HST.  Registration includes the following:

  • Textbook: Blake, S. (2017). Administrative Law in Canada, 6th Edition
  • Course Materials
  • Coffee & snack breaks, and lunch and parking

Note: Optional Text can be purchased on the course:  Ceyssens, P. & Childs, S. (2017), Ontario Police Services Act, fully annotated, Salt Spring Island, BC: Earlscourt).  If you have a copy of this text, please bring it with you to the course.

Course Location: Ottawa Police Association, 200-141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1C3, T – 613-232-9434 • F – 613-232-1044,

Optional Hotel Registration: Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites,377 O’Connor St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2M2, Phone: (613) 567-7275.  A block of rooms (until Jan. 16) has been set aside in the name of the Ottawa Police Association Training.  Corporate Rate $140.00 per night plus taxes plus parking.

Contact: Email Tiffeny Dyck or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2294 for questions.

Visit our link to register.

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