Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP) to hold annual conference on Tsuut’ina Nation

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The annual AACP conference will host the Chiefs of Police from across Alberta for two days to discuss shared challenges and emerging issues among police organizations. Those attending will hear from speakers on a variety of topics including intergenerational trauma, equity, diversity and inclusion, justice ideologies and the recent handling of protests and demonstrations.

This year, for the first time, the conference will be held on Treaty 7 land. “We welcome the AACP and its members to the Tsuut’ina Nation. They have much of importance to discuss. Their work is vital and they have our support,” said Chief Roy Whitney.

Co-hosting the conference is Tsuut’ina Chief of Police Keith Blake, saying, “We are proud to host the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police meeting and Conference on Tsuut’ina Nation. Over the next several days, we will experience critical conversations and perspectives on community-identified priorities we should consider within policing throughout the Province. We are proud to host this dialogue and to provide a chance for us to grow through crucial conversation.”

This year’s theme for the conference is “Evolving Approaches to Community Confidence”.

“In this time of reconciliation, we are honoured to be holding our annual conference in Treaty 7 land,” said Chief Constable Mark Neufeld of the Calgary Police Service, and president of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police. “This year’s theme represents the ongoing challenges and opportunities many police organizations currently face across our province and country. We look forward to listening and learning from community partners during the conference and discovering new ways we can collaborate with citizens.”

The conference will conclude Wednesday, May 11, 2022.