At a Glance
At a Glance
WHO WE ARE
The Canadian Police Association (CPA) is the national voice for 60,000 police personnel across Canada. Membership includes police personnel serving in 160 police services across Canada, from Canada's smallest towns and villages as well as those working in our largest municipal and provincial police services, and members of the RCMP, railway police, and first nations’ police personnel.
2014 CPA PrioritiesDownload PDF
WHAT WE STAND FOR
As the national centre for police labour relations, the role of the Canadian Police Association is to:
- promote the interests of police personnel and the public they serve, in the national legislative and policy fields;
- provide a collective support network for Member Associations to successfully improve representation and conditions for their own members in collective bargaining, education and training, equipment, health and safety, and protecting members’ rights;
- advocate for adequate and equitable resources for policing;
- identify key national issues which impact on Member Associations and facilitate the resolution of these issues;
- react and respond, upon request, to local policing issues that may have national ramifications; and
- liaise with the international policing community on issues affecting Canadian police personnel.
PARTNERS IN COMMUNITY SERVICE
We are proud of our relationships with parliamentarians from all political parties. Like you, our members want to make a difference in their communities. As the national voice for front-line police personnel across Canada, we bring a unique perspective on policing and public safety.
By raising awareness on law enforcement and justice issues, the CPA promotes community safety. Police associations have contributed to the deliberations on such issues as youth criminal justice; child pornography; impaired driving; sentencing, corrections and parole reform; national sex offender registry; criminal pursuits; organized crime; and technological innovation in policing, such as DNA testing and the Canadian Police Information Centre renewal project.