Legal Aspects of Policing


By Paul Ceyssens, B.A., LL.B.

Price and Subscription Updates:

Legal Aspects of Policing is a two volume loose-leaf treatise (+1,300 pages), originally published in 1994.  The initial purchase price is $399.95, plus tax and shipping.  The treatise is the leading Canadian resource on the subject of how the law regulates policing, and also contains selected material from other Commonwealth jurisdictions.  Written by one of Canada’s senior practitioners in this legal subspecialty, the text addresses the following topics:

  1. Legal and Constitutional Status of the Police
  2. Police Duties
  3. Police Civil Liability
  4. Provincial Police Commissions and Municipal Police Boards
  5. The Police Discipline Process
  6. Police Discipline Offences
  7. The Public Complaint Process
  8. Administration of Police Forces
  9. Rights of Police Officers

The purchase of Legal Aspects of Policing and/or Libman on Regulatory Offences in Canada is a subscription, and customers receive updates automatically at a cost of $179.50 plus shipping. Those wishing to purchase a stand-alone publication, a separate or missing update, or to cancel the subscription should contact Earlscourt toll-free at 1-888-263-4500/ We can also replace damaged binders, missing tabs etc.




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This is a subscription service. Earlscourt publishes updates either once or twice each year.  The first update is provided at no cost if published within three months of purchase. If you would prefer to purchase the publication without being sent further updates, please let us know at time of purchase.

Last Update:

Update 38 was published in June 2022 and shipped to customers in November, 2022.

ISBN: 0459-55226-0

Table of Cases:

The Table of Cases for Legal Aspects of Policing is now available online, instead of in the book itself (see link above). The current Table of Cases is up-to-date as of Update 38, which Earlscourt shipped to subscribers in December 2022.

The Table of Cases is provided online because Earlscourt wishes to keep the cost of subscribing to its loose-leaf publications as affordable as possible.  Annual loose-leaf maintenance costs have become an enormous concern for purchasers, as this article explains.

Avoiding continued republication of the Table of Cases with every update allows Earlscourt to continue to freeze update prices at $179.95 (plus tax and shipping), and to keep the number of updates to the minimum level required to maintain the currency of the materials.  We don’t believe that customers should have to bear an annual cost of $2,000 – $3,000 to maintain a loose-leaf publication.

Customers with questions regarding the online Table of Cases are invited to contact us at