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In a perfect world, laws and law enforcement are intended to work hand in glove to maintain a civil society. Just as we deliver education through governance mechanisms like school boards, the public at large expects there to be some form of oversight of law enforcement.

Does governance oversight of law enforcement mean setting goals and objectives like a corporate board? Who exactly are the “overseers” and from where do they derive their legitimacy? Is there a “noses in, fingers out” line that is prevalent in other governance situations? If so, what is that line and who defines it? And how does governing law enforcement dovetail with the oversight duties of democratically elected councillors or parliamentarians, who may have been elected, in part, because of their platform on policing?

Join Baltej Dhillon and David Asper in a conversation exploring these issues, moderated by the author of The Great Chair, Brian Hayward.


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