Monday, February 18, 2013 - Wednesday, February 20, 2013
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Operational Planning and Management of Public Safety Events Workshop: Setting the Landscape
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The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG) are proud to present the Operational Planning and Management of Public Safety Events Workshop to be held in Toronto from February 18 to 20, 2013. This workshop, the first of its kind in Canada, is designed to bring together Incident/Public Order/Tactical/Event Commanders, Operational Planners, Crowd Management Team Leaders and key stakeholders responsible for planning events, whether small or large, to begin the process of developing a set of national best practices. While the creation of "standards" may be discussed, it is not within the Organizing Committee's mandate to develop standards, only to bring leaders together to discuss issues of common interest with a view to creating a national strategy & action plans designed to begin implementing this strategy.
While the primary audience for this event is the police and security community, it is clearly recognized that all public safety partners are critical stakeholders in the Operational Planning process. As such, our goal is to bring together first responders, emergency managers, government officials, military, NGO's, academia and private industry to examine and discuss:
- The current state of operational, tactical and public order planning in Canada & internationally;
- Operational Planning tools, strategies and best practices for security events from local tactical/public order incidents to multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional major events such as G8, G20, Canada Day, Caribana, Festival of Lights, etc.;
- Public safety interoperability from a functional, technical and communications perspective;
- Leveraging strategic alliances and partnerships in challenging financial times;
- Understanding the role of Social Media and how that impacts the operational planning cycle (seconds, not hours); and,
- Recognizing the changing role of government officials (see Social Media above) and how their involvement is impacting the dynamics of security operations.
For complete details and to register, visit the Workshop Web site.