Upcoming Events

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Situations may arise (for example a speaker having to withdraw from the event) which will require us to make changes to the program and/or speakers.

Event Policies:

Our Event Policies (including our conduct guidelines and cancellation policy), are available for review here.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics

All meetings will take place via Zoom. Please note that, although our events are free, advance registration is required.

Homicide: From the Crime to the Courtroom, with Det. Dave Sweet

Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 9:30 am, Pacific Time

Sisters in Crime-Canada West invites you to join us when we talk with Calgary Homicide Detective Dave Sweet about homicide investigations and a detective’s involvement in the case—from discovery of the body, to identifying and interviewing the suspect, to the trial. We’ll also talk about the stresses and rewards of life as a homicide detective.

About our Speaker:

Detective Dave Sweet is a 24 year member of the Calgary Police Service, with over 20 years of specialized investigative experience in the areas of drugs, guns, gangs, organized crime, missing persons, and homicide. During his 14 years as a member of the homicide team, Dave has been involved in more than 700 suspicious death and homicide cases.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2010 and 2018, the Chief’s Award for Investigative Excellence in 2017, the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal in 2021 and the Queens Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2022.

Along with Sarah Graham, Dave co-authored Skeletons in my Closet, Life Lessons from a Homicide Detective. He is currently working with Susan Forest on a new book, scheduled for release this year.

Detective Sweet has also been featured in several documentaries and podcasts including The Detectives, Crime BeatBend Don’t BreakMurder Board, and The Cases that Haunt Me.

Member Only Event: Social Media

June 10, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific

Details and registration link can be found in the Member Area under “Registration Links for Events”. Members are invited to log in to the Member Area to register for this event.