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2020 OACP Hearing Officer Course

2020 OACP Hearing Officer Course


Given the recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic and the conditions here at home in Ontario, the Hearing Officer Committee has decided that it would be in everyone's best interests to postpone the Hearing Officer Course that was scheduled for April 27th to May 1, 2020.
We will re-schedule the course once the health concerns have subsided, and we apologize for any inconvenience that may arise from this cancellation.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones good health, and to encourage everyone to stay as safe as possible!


The OACP Hearing Officer Committee is pleased to offer a five-day training course entitled Introduction to PSA Adjudication.

Venue: Ontario Police College, Aylmer, ON
Date:    April 27th to May 1st, 2020

Course instruction includes:

  • Overview of Parts II.1 and V PSA – Public Complaints
  • Overview of Part V PSA – Internal Complaints
  • Legal and Evidentiary Issues, and Relevant Legislation
  • Principles Governing Dispositions
  • Role of the Adjudicator & Conducting a PSA Hearing
  • Writing Rulings/Decisions (motions, judgements, dispositions)

There is a considerable review of the relevant procedures, legislation and case law through several mock police disciplinary tribunal hearings. Some pre-course and post-course work is required.

Evaluation of Learning:
Delegates are evaluated throughout the course.  To successfully complete this course, candidates must complete a post-course written assignment based on course instruction and on a case study presented in a PSA Mock Tribunal Hearing Exercise as assessed by members of the OACP Hearing Officer Committee and course facilitator(s). If candidates do not complete the post-course written assignment within the designated timeframe then the course will be deemed not completed and respective agencies will be notified.
Eligibility Criteria and Candidate Selection:

The legislative requirements to be a hearing officer are set out in section 94 (1) of the Police Services Act.  Specifically, for this course, the rank of inspector or higher, and approved by the Chief of Police or Commissioner of the OPP.

Note:  Candidates at the rank of Staff Sergeant may attend with written approval of the Chief of Police or Commissioner of the OPP, and approval of the OACP Hearing Officer Committee.

Special Requirements:
Candidates require a laptop computer and memory stick. Textbooks for the course and course materials are supplied as part of registration.

Dress: Uniform or court attire

FEES/DURATION: $2,000.00 +HST for 5 days of training - this includes meals (breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches) materials and accommodations at OPC. Registration and payment is made directly to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.
Space is limited. Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. For further information, or to register, please contact Darron Knebel, OACP Events Coordinator at
Registration, Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations or substitutions must be received in writing to
Cancellations made on or before Friday, March 27, 2020, are subject to a full refund less an administrative fee of $100 + HST ($113.00) No refunds will be given after March 27, 2020. We welcome substitutions at no charge.
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