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2021 Annual Conference

SAVE-THE-DATE: April 23rd & 24th - BROOKS, ALBERTA

16 Exciting Program Events!

Supporting excellence in civilian governance and oversight of police services in Alberta by providing our members, and potential members, with an enjoyable opportunity to learn and network.
We invite all those participating in community policing oversight to attend.


BROOKS, Alberta

This year our venue at the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre includes free WiFi, on-site restaurant, lounge, bar, fitness room, indoor tropical atrium and Koi pond, so bring your spouse or family! (Be sure to add-on your significant other as a Banquet guest during registration).  Must call the hotel to make your reservation and reference AAPG discounted rooms. Block of reserved rooms are limited - book early!  All rooms include daily breakfast.

Along with a schedule filled with Educational Presentations and Round-table sessions, we have prepared the following Events:

Thursday Evening Optional add-on! 
Mobbsters Inc. Escape Room: Play the starring role in your own great escape and walk away with the experience of a lifetime! MUST register here in ADVANCE  www.mobbstersinc.com/

Friday 11am to Noon: RCMP Air Services Helicopter interactive display!  Arrive early & tour the helicopter.

Friday Evening Gala Banquet Extraordinaire!
Networking Reception event with Beer, Spirits & Mocktail TASTINGS by local distillers/brewers, 4 Artists painting acrylic/watercolour/pencil of Policing themed canvases while you watch (to be auctioned off at the end of the evening), Chicken Cordon Bleu or Salmon supper with wine and youth violinist & cellist music!  Test your BAC with Breathalyzers during the evening!

Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre

P. 403-362-6666
*reference AAPG discounted rooms

Standard - Basic Queen Room $110 + applicable fees & taxes
Premier - Updated Queen or King Room $115 + applicable fees & taxes

Heritage Inn & Suites

P. 403-362-8688
*reference AAPG discounted rooms

Elite - Updated Spacious Queen Room $118 + applicable fees & taxes
Junior Suite - Queen and King Beds, Jacuzzi, and Living Area  $171 + applicable fees & taxes


Our Conference has many unique presentations and break-out sessions on various topics, as well as the AAPG Annual General Meeting

ASIRT Roles, Processes, & What to Expect
Building Capacity in Rural Crime Prevention
Powerful Policies for Police Commissions
Positive Program Examples Panel; SORCe, REACH, Connecting Police with Community
LGBGTQ2+ Diversity & Understanding
Roadside Breathalyzer; How it works & Reliability
New Commission/Committee Member Orientation
Commission/Committee Round-table Discussions

 To Register:

BY INVOICE only, at this time:

Please Email [email protected] the registrants Community, Name and Meal selection (Chicken Cordon Blue, Baked Salmon with Dill sauce, or Vegetarian Stir-fry).  An invoice will be emailed to you for all attendee's.

Conference Schedule

We are very excited about the program being planned for AAPG Annual Conference.

Conference Days

  • Thursday - September 17
  • Friday - September 18
  • Saturday - September 19
  • Thursday - September 17, 2020
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm Mobbsters Inc. Escape Room (OPTIONAL ADD-ON)

    Arriving Early? Play the starring role in your own great escape and walk away with the experience of a lifetime! This event is not included in conference fees, you MUST register and pay in ADVANCE directly with the event. www.mobbstersinc.com/

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Early Registration OPEN

  • Friday - September 18, 2020
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm REGISTRATION open

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm RCMP Air Services Helicopter tour display; Arrive early & tour the helicopter!

    OFF-SITE: Located in the vacant Lot North/West of Heritage Inn & Suites; corner of 13th Ave W & 3rd St. W.

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Smudge Blessing

    For those who wish to attend

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm OPENING CEREMONIES

    RCMP Detachment Colours Entrance; VIPs & Board, Rise for O’Canada sung by Kristi Mitchell, First Nations Elder Blessing, Welcome Address and Greeting: City of Brooks Mayor, Brooks Detachment Commander and AAPG Board Chair (VIPs: MP, MLA and Board recognition)

    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Policing Commissions: New Commission Member Orientation

    This is an attendee directed session that will discuss the role of a Police Commission, the basics of police oversight and governance, the structure of the municipal police service, board basics, and FOIP legislation.

    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Policing Committees & Advisory Members: New Member Committee & Policing Advisory Orientation

    This is an attendee directed session that will discuss the role of Policing Committees, the basics of police oversight and governance, the structure of the RCMP, board basics, and FOIP legislation.

    3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break: Coffee & Tea

    3:15 pm - 4:10 pm Roadside Breathalyzer Testing PRESENTATION

    What is tested, how the Breathalyzer works and reliability

    5:00 pm - 9:30 pm GALA BANQUET Extraordinaire!

    Local Micro-brewery, Distillery & Mocktail Tasting (6 tasting tickets provided) featuring: • Piston Broke Brewing (3 brands of beer) • Newell Brewing Company (6 brands of Beer) • Pivot Springs Distillery (Vodka, Gin & Whiskey) ART while you watch and bid to take your choice home! Police-themed canvases will be completed during our event: • Artist Linda Milne is an award winning watercolor artist and member of Alberta Community Art Clubs Association • Artist Robert Franz is an award winning graphite artist and member of ACACA & Sage Brush Art Society • Artist Linda LaRochelle-Wilson is an award winning acrylic artist, President of ACACA and sat on the Panel for 2019/20 Calgary Stampede Poster competition • Artist Emily Baerg is a Grade 10 student and gifted with her work in acrylic Intoxicated? Calgary Police Service Alcohol & Drug Recognition unit and Kerry Blake, Provincial Breath Testing Coordinator, will administer Breathalyzers to check your BAC throughout the evening! Plated Dinner includes: • Choice of White or Red wine • Choice of Baked Salmon Fillet with White Wine Dill Sauce, Chicken Cordon Bleu, or Vegetarian Stir-fry • Caesar Salad, oven roasted garlic potatoes and vegetables • Tiramisu Music from 5pm to 7:30pm includes local youth Violinists, Isaiah & Daniel Porter; 14 & 16, & Cellists, Coetzee Sisters WIN a sample basket from each of our Tasting providers with end of evening draw. **Business or Cocktail Attire ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORED BY THE TOWN OF BROOKS & COUNTY OF NEWELL!!

  • Saturday - September 19, 2020
    7:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast only for hotel room occupants

    Both hotels provide breakfast with the AAPG room rate

    7:30 am - 8:30 am REGISTRATION open

    Last chance to register!

    8:30 am - 8:45 am Alberta Police Interim Advisory Board

    Update on the Alberta Police Interim Advisory Board

    8:45 am - 10:00 am Positive Program Examples Panel

    Community Safety; SORCe Frank Cattoni, Executive Director Community Safety: REACH Jan Fox, Executive Director Connecting Police with Community: Recent winner of Community Justice Award, Taber Police Chief Abela

    10:00 am - 10:20 am Break: Coffee & Tea with Cinnamon Buns

    10:20 am - 11:30 am Policing Commissions: Powerful Policies

    Policies are one of the main levers Commissions can use to direct policing in their communities. Find out how to make your policies focused and impactful.

    10:20 am - 11:30 am Policing Committees & Advisory Members: Building Capacity in Rural Crime Prevention

    “Ground breaking” framework and strategies to reduce rural crime by identifying responses to problems driving prolific criminal behavior and increase RCMP Provincial collaboration with stakeholders (health, education, corrections and social supports).

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch: Hot Buffet (Silent Auction Closes)

    Create your own Pasta with Garlic Bread & Caesar Salad

    12:00 pm - 12:15 pm MNP Sponsor Address - during lunch

    Support our Conference Sponsor MNP as they address our attendee's!

    12:15 pm - 12:25 pm New Board Members: Quick Meeting

    New Board Members meeting Only; to select Executive Officers

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LGBGTQ2+ Diversity and Understanding PRESENTATION

    Breaking down the alphabet soup of LGBGTQ2+, understanding the terminology and listening to the lived experience.

    1:30 pm - 1:45 pm ALERT-CAC Update

    1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Break: Coffee & Tea with Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies

    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Policing Commissions: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

    Question & Answer session

    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Policing Committees & Advisory Members: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

    Question & Answer session

    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm ASIRT Investigations

    Understanding the ASIRT Roles, Processes and What to Expect

    4:15 pm - 4:30 pm CLOSING ADDRESS (please fill out evaluation)

    Thank you for joining us for another educational year!

    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm First Nations Police Commissions Joint Session

    Discussions between First Nations and AAPG Board members

Conference Tickets

Tickets go on sale November 19, 2019!

4 Member Registration Discount

  • Buy 3 member registrations and the 4th is $175!
    Discount Applied Automatically.

4 Non-Member Registration Discount

  • Buy 3 Non-Member Registrations and get the 4th for $175!
    Discount Applied Automatically.
    • $ Member Single Ticket
    • Full Conference Access
    • Gala Dinner
    • All Sessions
    • $ Non Member Ticket
    • Full Conference Access
    • Gala Dinner
    • All Sessions

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