2017 Expert Witness Symposium
When: May 1-3, 2017
We are in an age where complex criminal investigations are unable to be prosecuted without the assistance of subject matter specialists. Police Officers lead this area as those identified as Drug Experts. The OACP Drug Substance Abuse Committee has identified a need to provide training to support officers who provide expert evidence in the multi-faceted area of Drugs.
This requires us to identify, mentor, and provide on-going training to Officers who already have been recognized as experts in the courts to provide opinion evidence. Further, there is a strong need for the appropriate succession planning in identifying and establishing new experts. The resources of the established expert pool needs to be shared among all police services across the Province. Shortages in our collective expert pool have been identified and need to be addressed collectively, as we all require individuals who possess these special skills for a multitude of our serious prosecutions involving those persons trafficking drugs or participating in a criminal organization.
Attendees will receive training from subject matter experts from various government, medical, and law enforcement agencies.
This year’s symposium will identify those who are suitable for expert witness training in drugs with the applicable training lectures. The PPSC will be directly involved in this training, which will involve a breakout session in order to facilitate the specialized training required by the different attendees.
You asked, we listened. We are pleased to offer an evening of networking on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30PM located on the Roof Garden. Hors d'oeuvres and snacks will be provided as well as a cash bar.
$250 plus HST (includes full hot breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and snacks on all three days as well as the evening networking event.)
**Delegates are required to book their own accommodations, please ensure you book by Friday, March 31st to receive the preferred rate. When booking please quote "OAC".**
For more information, please contact Darron Knebel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-926-0424 x 23.