|2018 Hearing Officer Course|
The OACP Hearing Officer Committee is pleased to offer a five-day training course entitled Introduction to PSA Adjudication.
Course instruction includes:
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.
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).
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.
Candidates require a laptop computer and memory stick. Textbooks for the course and course materials are supplied as part of registration. Pre-course assignments will be e-mailed to course candidates on November 2, 2018.
Dress: Uniform or court attire