Under the direction of the CPKN National Advisory Committee’s Competency Sub-Committee and the Canadian Police College, the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA) undertook a short study to ascertain the purposes for which competencies are currently being used, what model or derivative thereof are in use, and the degree of satisfaction organizations have with their current model.  The organizations are looking to provide a competency framework that will be consistent across CPC leadership development initiatives.

This report summarizes findings from a brief survey administered to 17 large and medium size Canadian police services along with a mapping exercise of the competency model currently used by these organizations.  This is in furtherance of earlier work from 2018 to present focused on competency-based management (CBM), by ensuring the leadership competency profiles and framework are up-to-date and relevant.