Professional Standards Prosecutors / Police Association Representatives Course Hosted By Midland Police


The Midland Police Service in conjunction with Georgian College are pleased to offer a one-week Professional Standards Prosecutors/Police Association Representatives Course specifically designed for individuals who are involved with the prosecution or defence of matters under Part V of the Police Services Act and other allegations of misconduct under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, and other work related legislation. Registration is also open to police association representatives. This non-credit course is also ideal for police supervisors and senior officers who oversee police discipline matters. Emphasis is placed on police management and police associations working together particularly on internal matters that can be resolved within the organization.
This is an intensive five-day course, which includes an exam and a post-course assignment (partially completed in class). A wide range of topics include Principles of Legal Research, Overview of the Police Discipline System, Current Trends & Issues in Professional Standards including Case Law Updates, Role of the Prosecutor, Role of the Defence, Administrative Law, Suspensions and Resignations, Case Management, Overview of the Public Complaints System & OIPRD Rules of Procedure, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Evidentiary Issues, and Case Preparation for Hearings. Instruction also includes the Code of Conduct (O. Reg. 268/10) and other related regulations, Statutory Powers Procedure Act, Provincial Offences Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Judicial Procedure Review Act.  A considerable amount of time is spent on written submissions for the prosecution and defence in a PSA hearing.

The Role of the Prosecutor is delivered by retired OPP Chief Supt Mike Shard and the Role of the Defence is delivered by Ms. Pam Machado, Machado Law, who specializes in PSA, SIU, and labour and employment law.

Alternate Dispute Resolution

A ½ day lecture on Alternate Dispute Resolution for internal matters is delivered by retired OPP Chief Supt Mike Shard.

Special Note: Emphasis is placed on matters that involve complex motions, dismissal and in some cases demotion, then these matters should be referred to and handled by legal counsel.

Course Syllabus

See attached below.

Assessment Standards

Written pre-course exam, group work, and post-course assignment (which is partially completed in class). Candidates must successfully complete the above assessment criteria.  

Candidate Eligibility

Police officers, lawyers and police association representatives involved in police discipline matters including hearings pursuant to Part V as well as informal resolutions, and alternate dispute resolution processes. The course is open to police association representatives (Note: in some cases, this may involve prior approval of the Chief of Police or designate regarding time off).


Certificate will be issued by Georgian College.  

Registration Information

Part I:

For course registration please contact:

Rob Reid, Program Supporting Assistant
Part-time Studies and Workforce Development
Georgian College, Barrie Campus (Room E211)
705-728-1968 Ext. 1024

Registration Fee: $1200.00 plus HST. Registration includes the textbook Blake, S. (2011). Administrative Law in Canada, 5th Edition. Toronto: LexisNexis

Note: Optional Text can be purchased on the course: Ceyssens, P. & Childs, S. (2017), Ontario Police Services Act, fully annotated, Salt Spring Island, BC: Earlscourt). If you have a copy of this text, please bring it with you to the course.

Part II:

This is a residential course. Candidates are required to stay at the Midland Inn (, 720 Prospect Blvd, Midland, ON (next to Southern Georgian Bay OPP Det.). The cost is $500.00 plus HST (total $565.00) and the cheque is payable to the Midland Police Service. This includes five nights accommodation, hot breakfast, lunch, all day breaks, and course materials.

Note: Rooms are blocked out, and will be reserved in your name upon receipt of cheque. Cheques can be mailed to the Midland Police Service, Box 86, 250 Second Street, Midland, ON L4R 4K6 Attention: Inspector Ron Wheeldon or payment can be arranged for the first day of the course with Inspector Wheeldon at or 705 527-7160.

Course Date: May 1 - 5, 2017. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Location:

Course is being co-hosted by the Midland Police Service and Georgian College at the Midland Inn, 720 Prospect Blvd., Midland, Ontario (note: next door to the Southern Georgian OPP Detachment). Free parking, wifi, coffee/tea all day, and local telephone calls. Hot breakfast, and lunch included.

Course Coordinator

Point of Contact: Inspector Ron Wheeldon, Midland Police Service
250 Second Street, Midland, ON.
Tel: 705-527-6633
Cell: 705-527-7160

Attire: Business Casual

Note: this course is a non-credit course, and as such will not be accepted as counting towards any degree or diploma programs, unless students have been in communication with Georgian College to receive approval of this course as a PLAR or exemption.

Syllabus_Professional Standards Prosecutors - Police Association Rep Course.pdf106.14 KB
Bio_Mike Shard.pdf184.43 KB
Bio_Pamela Machado.pdf108.94 KB
Bio_Phil DeBruyne_2017.pdf128.94 KB