The International Best Practices Research Project (IBPRP) was originally conceived by Chief Trevor McCagherty (ret.) and Norm Taylor, as advisors to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, in late 2001 and in the wake of 9/11. Drawing upon the experience and talents of a national cross-section of police educators, the pilot program was designed to introduce new competencies and global perspectives to Canada's current and future leaders in policing and related public safety agencies, while enhancing the collective and individual capabilities of the organizations that comprise the Canadian criminal justice community.
Retooled in 2004/5 by Taylor, McCagherty, CACP Executive Director Peter Cuthbert, and members of the original IBPRP 2003 cohort, the enhanced program was launched in 2006 as The CACP Executive Global Studies Program. The CACP Executive Global Studies Program is based upon an experiential, problem-based learning and research model that combines classroom sessions, independent on-line study and computer-mediated conferencing with international field research into a variety of operational and management aspects of policing and justice administration. To date, over 120 police, military, and corrections leaders representing 25+ agencies have conducted global research studies in 29 countries around the world.
Each CACP Global cohort is assigned a research theme by the CACP Executive Advisors in collaboration with Program Director Norm Taylor. The eight cohorts to date have addressed the following topics of importance to Canada:
2015 – CYBER CRIME
2014 – MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE SYSTEM
2012 – FULL CIRCLE COMMUNITY SAFETY METRICS
2011 – LEADERSHIP IN EMERGENCY READINESS
2009 – YOUTH VIOLENCE AND RADICALIZATION
2008 – POLICE CAPACITY
2006 – INTEGRATED POLICING MODELS
2003 – GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES in COUNTER-TERRORISM, TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME, and CULTURAL COMPETENCY
For information on CACP Global, and to view past research reports, please visit www.cacpglobal.ca