HQ Magazine has evolved with a new Digital editionRobust and Responsive the AnswerApps edition is user friendly, easy to read, and easy to share.

Hello, we'd like to introduce you to the HQ AnswerApps Digital Magazine. HQ magazine is published by the OACP and has served the policing community and its leadership as a resource for longform journalism - featuring content that is pertinent to the success of police forces across Ontario.

HQ's digital edition is now a mobile responsive version created by AnswerApps. HQ magazine is following the trend and the user shift to mobile;  embraced by the team at OACP with recognition that this provides better access to content, makes it easier to share, and enjoy - a better solution for readers and a better solution for stakeholders,
that's what the AnswerApps system provides.

Here is the link - oacp.fthinker.ca

Connect, Lead, Inspire

As policing leaders, there are key elements to consider when it comes to developing outstanding organizations. Opening conference keynote presenter Tanya McCready of the Winterdance Dogsled Tour and author of Journey of 1000 Miles opened the conference with a timely message: time, dedication, trust, and practice are key elements to leadership, as well as ensuring that leaders know their team and where they thrive best.


Implementing Evidence-based Policing

Policing can no longer move forward with initiatives and programs without critically questioning their effective-ness. EBP goes further than simply examining data at the surface level. Instead, it looks to employ empirical methods and past findings to ques-tion why we do what we do, and to evaluate if our strategies are benefi-cial or harmful.


Using Data Differently

Policing professionals and leaders know that meaningful and robust data is needed to identify, understand and address systemic issues that affect community safety and police-community relationships. This includes collecting, using and reporting race- and identity-based data to support strategies and action plans that advance equity in policing, and transparency and accountability to the public.


A Collaborative Approach to Sourcing Video Data for Police Investigations

In July 2019, a 40-year-old male was charged – and eventually convicted – with attempted murder after racing his tractor-trailer through a Belleville city suburb and slamming into his partner’s apartment building. Thankfully, she was uninjured in the spectacular attack. Video evidence demonstrating the suspect’s reckless driving behaviour was a key part of the investigation and an element that required hours of investigator’s time to source.