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International Conference for Police & Law Enforcement Executives 2005

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May 25-27 in Calgary, Canada
Telus Convention Centre

In 2005, Canadian Professional Management Services Inc. in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police, the Delta Police Department, the Canadian Association of Police Boards, and the Calgary Police Service hosted the first international conference for police & peace officer leaders & executives of its kind.The conference featured an international roster of speakers from seven different countries who provided a rich cross section of experiences and strategies as they addressed issues that are creating career-threatening problems for "Chiefs Under Fire."

Over 250 delegates from around the world learned proactive and preventative strategies to guard and protect their own careers from these fatal eventualities. Policing executives must learn to stay "out of the line of fire," and with this conference, they learned how to better bulletproof their careers, while leading their department in times of crisis.

Participants Included

Abbotsford Police Department
Alberta Federation of Police Associations
Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division
Alberta Solicitor General
Brandon Police Service
CACP Publications
Calgary Police Commission
Calgary Police Service
Camrose Police Service
Canada Post
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)
Canadian Association of Police Boards
Canadian Coast Guard
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal
Canadian National
Canadian Pacific Railway Police Service
Canadian Police Knowledge Network
Canadian Police Research Center
Canmore Municipal Enforcement
Cape Breton Regional Police
Chartrand Company
Chicago Police Department
City of Prince Albert
City of Saskatoon
ComnetiX Inc.
CPR Police Service
Cree Regional Authority
D.C. Security Inc.
Delta Police Department
Department of National Defence
Edmonton Police Service
Estevan Police Service
Federal Government of Mexico
Fredericton Police Force
GVTA Police Services
Halifax Regional Police
Justice Institute of British Columbia
Lethbridge Regional Police Service
Lloydminster Detachment
Maui Police Department
Medicine Hat Police Service Miami-Dade Police Department
Monroe County Sheriffs Office
Moose Jaw Police Service
National Sheriffs Association
New Westminster Municipal Police Board
New Westminster Police Service
Niagara Regional Police Service
Norwegian Police Directorate
Ocean County Prosecutors Office
Ontario Provincial Police
Ottawa Police Services
Pacific Safety Products
Peel Regional Police
Peterborough Lakefield Community Police
Phoenix Police Department
Plantation Police Department
Policia de Investigacionos
Port Moody Police Department
Prince Albert Police Service
Province of Ontario
Public Safety & Emergency Prepareness
Regina Police Service
Royal Thai Police
Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners
Saskatoon Police Service
Securace Corporation
Six Nations Police
St. Louis Police Department
Stl'atl'imx Tribal Police
Taber Police Service
Toronto Police Service
Treaty Three
Vancouver Police Department
Victoria Police Department
West Vancouver Police Department
Winnipeg Police Department
Winnipeg Police Service

Some Comments from our Delegates

  • Outstanding…Edmonton Police Service
  • Excellent…Maui Police Department
  • Excellent…Ontario Provincial Police
  • Wonderful Experience…Miami-Dade Police Department
  • Excellent…Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Successful…Camrose Police Service
  • Very good conference…Saskatoon Police Service
  • Very impressive…Port Moody Police Department
  • Very, very good conference…Department of National Defence
  • Conference very useful…West Vancouver Police Department
  • Conference was worthwhile…Abbotsford Police Department
  • Conference was excellent – 5 out of 5…Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police
  • Very enjoyable…Vancouver Police Department
  • Good conference…Greater Vancouver Transit Authority Police Service
  • Interesting…Lloydminster Detachment
  • Very good…Richmond Detachment
  • Very favourable…Lethbridge Regional Police Service
  • Always great when we can share experiences…Medicine Hat Police Service
  • Excellent speakers…Ontario Provincial Police
  • Well done…Taber Police Service
  • Very good…Alberta Fish & Wildlife
  • Very good…well done…well laid out…good speakers…well planned…New Westminster Police Board

2005 Guest Speakers

Note: Speakers are in alphabetical order 

Calgary_Police_Service-logo Jack Beaton
Chief of Police, Calgary
Police Service Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jack Beaton is a 31-year member of the Calgary Police Service and was promoted to Calgary’s Chief of Police on November 1, 2000. He leads a Service of over 2200 sworn and civilian members. As senior officer with the Service he has held the positions of Deputy Chief in Charge of the Bureau of Research, Development, and Learning; Superintendent of the Criminal Investigation Division; Duty Officer; Inspector of the Internal Affairs Section; and Commander of District 1 (Downtown).

Chief Beaton was educated at the University of Alberta and holds a number of certifications from the University of Calgary, the F.B.I. Academy, and the Canadian Police College. He has also received extensive training in the area of media liaison and has been trained as an expert in casino gambling.

icppe Frank A. Beazley
Chief of Police
Halifax Regional Police Department

Frank A. Beazley was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for Halifax Regional Police Department on July 1, 2003 after serving a nine-month term as Acting Chief.

During his tenure as Acting Chief, Halifax Regional Police realized several significant accomplishments, including the successful negotiation of a 12-year collective agreement with its members represented by the Municipal Association of Police Personnel.

Chief Beazley joined the Halifax Police Department in 1970 and has worked in many divisions and sections during his policing career. As a Staff Sergeant and Inspector, Chief Beazley was the Officer In Charge of the Human Resources and Training Division of the Halifax Police Department for six years. He also held the positions of Superintendent and Deputy Chief of Operational Support with Halifax Regional Police.

Chief Beazley is a graduate of Queen’s University Executive Program and has taken courses at the Canadian Police College, Dalhousie University, and St. Mary’s University, concentrating in law and human resources.

icppe Craig Burrows
City of Calgary 

Craig Burrows was elected to his first term as Alderman for Ward Six in October 2001. Mr. Burrows has a BA in Political Science/History from McGill University. He brings to office a strong and diverse business background. He was a General Sales Manager for a TSE 300 listed company with annual sales exceeding $100M and currently owns a small oil and gas environmental company.

Mr. Burrows holds a variety of volunteer positions. He sits on the Calgary Grey Cup Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for the PC Alberta riding of Calgary West.

Mr. Burrows presently sits on the following civic boards and committees: Standing Policy Committee on Finance and Corporate Services; Standing Policy Committee on Utilities and Environment; Audit Committee, Chairman; Calgary Police Commission; Annexation Committee Calgary – M.D. of Rocky View; Financing Growth Advisory Committee; Aldermanic Office Co-ordinating Committee; Gas, Power & Telecommunication; and Calgary Economic Development.

icppe The Honourable Harvey Cenaiko (PC)
Solicitor General
Province of Alberta 

Harvey Cenaiko was elected to his second term as MLA for Calgary – Buffalo on November 22, 2004. On November 25, 2004, he was sworn in as Alberta’s Solicitor General. In addition to his role as MLA, he has acted as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Policy Committee on Justice and Government Services. Mr. Cenaiko also chaired the Ambulance Advisory and Appeal Board in the Alberta Vehicle Theft Committee. Mr. Cenaiko brought forward Bill 10, Traffic Safety Amendment Act, 2001; Bill 24, Child Welfare Amendment Act, 2003; and Private Member’s Bill 206, Traffic Safety (seizure of vehicles in prostitution related offences) Amendment Act, 2003.

Mr. Cenaiko served 25 years with the Calgary Police Service; 15 of those years were spent walking the beat and working (in both uniform and under cover) in downtown Calgary. At the time of his retirement, he was an Inspector with the Bureau of Community Policing Services.

icppe Jim Cessford
Chief Constable
Delta Police Department 

Chief Constable Jim Cessford was appointed to his position with the Delta Police Department in 1995; which means he is completing 10 years of service with one municipal unit. Prior to this he was Superintendent in Charge of Edmonton’s Downtown Division. Chief Cessford’s career with the Edmonton Police Service spanned 27 years where he worked as a homicide and major crimes investigator for 14 years.

Chief Cessford received extensive training as a hostage negotiator and was recognized and designated by the courts as an expert in this area after handling numerous high-risk situations as a primary negotiator.

Upon his arrival in Delta, Chief Cessford moved community based policing to new levels by embracing the idea that community based policing is simply “policing” and the way in which we do business. Chief Cessford has also been instrumental through the strategic planning process in bringing about sound leadership training education for his members and volunteers.

Chief Cessford is presently Chair of the Canadian Police Research Center based in Ottawa.

icppe Marshall Chalmers
Chief of Police, Camrose Police Service
President, Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police 

Marshall Chalmers was appointed to the position of Chief of Camrose Police Service in January 1999.

Chief Chalmers began his career with the Camrose Police Service in November 1976. During his career, he worked in both patrol and plain clothes. Chief Chalmers rose through the ranks until his promotion to Deputy Chief in 1992.

Chief Chalmers is highly regarded by his Alberta colleagues and this is evident in his election as President of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police in 2002.

icppe Roger Chartrand
Chartrand Fortin Labelle Solutions 

Mr. Roger Chartrand is co-founder of Chartrand Fortin Labelle Solutions and is experienced in all aspects of private security (management and operation): risk assessment, mitigation plan, security master plan, hiring, training, audits, investigation, due diligence, counter measures, etc. Mr. Chartrand is also involved through PCA Group with the full range of recruitment and selection services for private and public sector organizations.

Mr. Chartrand retired from policing duties in 1998 as Chief Inspector for Sûretè du Quèbec. Prior to his role as Chief Inspector, Mr. Chartrand was Chief of the Laval Police Department. Mr. Chartrand has a BA degree from Universitè de Montrèal, two years study in law, and specialized study in finance, both at Universitè de Montrèal. Mr. Chartrand’s most recent achievements include threat assessment, mitigation measures, and follow-up at Montreal International Airports. Internationally, Mr. Chartrand put together a team to deliver a complete program for ISPS certification in Cameroon.

icppe Ward Clapham
Office in Charge
Richmond Detachment, Royal Canadian Mounted Police 

Superintendent Ward Clapham was appointed to his position in 2001. Prior to this he was the Operations Officer (2nd In Charge) in his hometown of Nanaimo, BC. He was also assigned the additional role of Operations Commander for the South Island Emergency Response Team. Superintendent Clapham received his first promotion to the rank of Corporal in 1991, his second promotion to the rank of Sergeant and his first Detachment Command in 1994, third promotion to Staff Sergeant in 1996, and fourth promotion to the rank of Inspector in 1997.

Superintendent Clapham holds an associate degree in Criminology and is completing his Bachelor of Arts degree through correspondence.

Superintendent Clapham’s passion is in the area of Community Policing. His interest in these areas began in 1991, soon after the philosophy was introduced to the RCMP. He has published several articles and work books in the areas of Community Policing and Root Problem Solving.

icppe Edwin P. Compass III
New Orleans Police Department 

Superintendent Edwin P. Compass III was appointed to his position on May 24, 2002. Prior to his appointment, he was Deputy Superintendent of Operations with overall responsibilities of eight police districts, Special Operations Tactical, Traffic and Reserve Divisions, Community Policing Initiatives, and Field Command of all major events such as Mardi Gras.

Superintendent Compass is a distinguished graduate of Delgado Community College and Loyola University. He received a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola in May of 2002. He attended advanced executive management training seminars at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School and he is also a graduate of the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Superintendent Compass has received numerous awards including the Medal of Merit and three commendation medals, and a Police Association of New Orleans Commander of the Year Award.

icppe Richard Deering
Chief of Police
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary 

Chief Richard Deering was appointed as the 18th Chief of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in February 2001.

His appointment followed a career with the OPP that spanned more than three decades and saw him serve at various assignments throughout the province. On his retirement from the Ontario Provincial Police, he was the Chief Superintendent commanding 1200 officers strategically located throughout Eastern Ontario.

Chief Deering is a graduate of Queens University in Kingston. He has a strong commitment to community partnerships and has been an active supporter of service groups and charitable organizations in communities where he has worked.

icppe Mohamed Doma
Senior Partner
Canadian Professional Management Services

Mr. Mohamed Doma is a senior consultant who has achieved significant experience in developing and implementing strategic processes and initiatives. His areas of expertise include executive leadership development, organizational design, strategic planning, contract negotiations, performance management, and labour relations.

Mr. Doma has worked extensively with organizations such as the British Columbia Police Services Division, British Columbia Chiefs of Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vancouver Police Department, and the Delta Police Department regarding a wide variety of organizational topics.

Prior to creating Canadian Professional Management Services in 1997, Mr. Doma served as Human Resources Director and Chief Negotiator for several large public sector organizations including the Halifax Regional School Board, Simon Fraser Health Region, Ford Motor Company, and Fibreglass Canada.

Mr. Doma’s achievements in law enforcement include the development of a leadership curriculum for police department personnel and police board members, successful facilitation of the integration of the Nelson Police Department and the R.C.M.P, and advising and assisting in the development of a five-year strategic plan for the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police.

icppe Julian Fantino
Commissioner of Emergency Services
Province of Ontario

Julian Fantino was appointed Commissioner of Emergency Management on March 1, 2005. He is responsible for providing leadership to all facets of the government’s emergency management programs including the provision of expert advice and guidance to the Premier and Cabinet on policy, procedures, and legislation for provincial emergencies and other crises.

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Mr. Fantino was appointed Chief of the Toronto Police Service on March 6, 2000. The Toronto Police Service employs over 5200 officers and more than 2000 civilian staff. Prior to his appointment to Toronto, Commissioner Fantino was the Chief of York Region Police from August 4, 1998 to March 5, 2000. Commissioner Fantino was also Chief of the London Police Service from November 4, 1991 to August 3, 1998. In all of Commissioner Fantino’s assignments, significant changes took place that are best characterized as leading-edge changes within the policing community.

Commissioner Fantino has lectured extensively to the police community, the public sector, and government bodies throughout Canada and the United States on a wide variety of police related matters and public safety issues.

He has published many articles in police magazines and other publications and he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Beth Sholom Humanitarian Award (2004), The Order of Ontario (2003), Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (2003), and the Canadian Safe Schools Network Outstanding Service Award (2002).

icppe Jamie Graham
Chief Constable
Vancouver Police Department

Chief Constable Graham was appointed to his position on August 2, 2002. He commands a force of approximately 1200 police officers, over 300 civilians, and countless volunteers. Prior to this he commanded the RCMP Detachments in Surrey and North Vancouver in addition to holding a number of command investigative and executive positions. Chief Graham came to Vancouver Police Department after serving 34 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Chief Graham has investigated and developed solutions to many sensitive, confidential, high profile cases facing the police in British Columbia and Alberta. One of the many project reports that he has produced was adopted as a handout to participants at Ottawa’s Canadian Police College Course on Managing Major Crimes.

Chief Graham was presented with the Lucy Waters Award for Outstanding Service in 2003. This award is presented by the Advocacy Committee of the BC Schizophrenia Society. Chief Graham has a reputation as a problem solver and is a popular lecturer and after dinner speaker.

icppe Lieutenant Colonel Olivier Kim
Head of Counter Terrorist Office
General Directorate of the National Gendarmerie, France

Lieutenant Colonel Olivier Kim was appointed as Head of Counter Terrorist Office General Directorate of the National Gendarmerie in Paris, France on August 10, 2003. He has served as Deputy officer of Defence Office, Head of the Special Operation Command in Paris, Chief Constable In Charge of Public Order and Security, as well as other positions in public safety.

Lieutenant Colonel Kim has operational experience through his position as an anti-riot platoon leader, as a hostage rescue team member, especially with regard to his participation in the hostage release of the hijacked plane of the Air France Airbus at Marseille-Marignane, December 26, 1994.

Lieutenant Colonel Kim has received Honours such as; Legion of Honour, Military Value Cross, Silver Medals for Acts of Bravery and Self-Sacrifice, and Grateful Statement of Nation Medal. During his 20 years of experience, Lieutenant Colonel Kim has been involved in many different locations such as Kosovo, Bosnia, Sarajevo, Mostar, United Arabic Emirates, Djibouti, Germany, New Zealand, Denmark, and United States of America.

icppe R.R. (Rod) Knecht
Chief Superintendent
Officer in Charge, Criminal Operations for Province of Alberta
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Chief Superintendent Knecht was appointed to the position as Officer In Charge, Criminal Operations for the Province of Alberta in September 2003. As the second senior officer in command for the Province of Alberta, he promotes, provides, prioritizes, and enables intelligence led policing, through comprehensive real time intelligence and threat assessment to combat terrorism and organized crime within a municipal, provincial, and federal policing environment for the 2300 police officers in the province.

Chief Superintendent Knecht joined the RCMP in 1977. In his 27 years of policing experience in law enforcement, he has gained extensive operational, administrative, and managerial experience in major crimes, economic crime, drug enforcement, contract and protective policing initiatives. He has served in several municipal and policing postings in northern communities, First Nations communities, rural communities, and large urban centres.

Chief Superintendent Knecht was designated the Officer In Charge of Risk Management for the Greater Toronto area post 911 and developed an Operational Risk Management model for federal policing. This model has since been adopted for contract policing in “K” Division, Alberta.

icppe Edgar MacLeod
Chief of Police, Cape Breton Regional Police Service
President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Edgar MacLeod was appointed Chief of Police for the Cape Breton Regional Police Service in 1995. Prior to his appointment, Chief MacLeod was Chief of Police for the New Waterford Police Department, one of five municipal police units that amalgamated to form Cape Breton Regional Police Service.

In 29 years of policing, he has served on the Shelburne, Charlottetown, and Sydney Police Departments. Chief MacLeod graduated with a BA degree from the University College of Cape Breton earning the Alteen Trophy for scholastic and leadership excellence. He has since completed the Executive Development Course as well as other courses at the Canadian Police College.

In October 1999, Chief MacLeod was selected by his peers within Atlantic Canada to be the first recipient of the Michael C. MacDonald Memorial Award for demonstrating excellence in matters of family, community, and career. In 2003, Chief MacLeod was appointed an Officer to the Order of Merit of Police Forces at a ceremony in Rideau Hall, Ottawa.

Chief MacLeod was elected president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in August 2003.

icppe The Honourable Shirley McClellan
Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance
Province of Alberta

Shirley McClellan was elected to her sixth term as member of the Legislative Assembly for Drumheller-Stettler on November 22, 2004. In addition to her role as MLA, Mrs. McClellan is Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, and she currently serves the Assembly as Chair of the Treasury Board and Vice-Chair of Agenda and Priorities Committee. Mrs. McClellan was first elected to the Alberta Legislature in a by-election held in November 1987.

In her five previous terms as MLA, Mrs. McClellan was Minister of Agriculture Food and Rural Development, Minister of Community Development, Minister responsible for the Seniors Advisory Council, Minister of Health, Minister responsible for the Wild Rose Foundation, and Minister responsible for the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission.

Mrs. McClellan was actively involved in bringing further education to rural areas, serving as a member of the board of directors for the Alberta Association of Continuing Education (AACE) and the Canadian Association for Continuing Education (CACE). She was coordinator of the Big Country Further Education Council for twelve years and a representative of the Ministers Advisory Committee for the Further Education for five years, and sat on the Ministers Advisory Committee on College Affairs for two years.

icppe The Honourable Anne McLellan
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Anne McLellan was elected to her fourth term as Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre on June 28, 2004. Ms. McLellan was first elected a Member of Parliament for Edmonton West in 1993 and was subsequently appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on December 12, 2003.

Anne McLellan was appointed Minister of Health in January 2002 and served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada from 1997 to 2002 and Minister of Natural Resources and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians from 1993 to 1997.

Ms. McLellan holds a BA degree and a Law Degree from Dalhousie University, was Assistant Professor of Law at the University of New Brunswick, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Alberta, and Associate Dean of the University’s Faculty of Law.

Ms. McLellan has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Alberta Legal Aid, and Vice President of the University of Alberta’s Faculty Association.

icppe Joseph Mokwa
Chief of Police
City of St. Louis, Missouri

Joseph Mokwa was appointed to the position of Chief of Police of the City of St. Louis Police Department in 2001. He is described as a fair and highly professional leader whose honesty and willingness to listen to all people in the community engenders trust and support even in the most challenging and difficult situations. He leads a force consisting of approximately 1400 officers and department members.

Knowing that in today’s world, racial profiling, hate crimes, and immigration disparities have no place, Chief Mokwa is committed to strong academy training and continuing education so that officers better understand themselves and the dynamics of diverse groups, institutions, and neighbourhoods in St. Louis.

Chief Mokwa has the gift of empowering others to become leaders in their own right. He consistently gains respect and raises morale while increasing the productivity of the police department. He promotes respect and understanding among all and thereby makes the community a better place.

icppe W. M. (Bill) Sweeney
Assistant Commissioner
Commanding Officer "K" Division
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Bill Sweeney was appointed to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and assigned to the post of Commanding Officer of “K” Division on October 19, 2001. As the officer responsible for the RCMP in Alberta, Assistant Commissioner Sweeney oversees approximately 2500 employees working to provide contract-policing service in 106 detachments across the province.

Assistant Commissioner Sweeney jointed the Mounties in 1974 and has performed many roles during his career with the RCMP. These roles include the rank of Inspector, Operations Officer with Nanaimo Detachment, Criminal Operations Officer “G” Division, Chief Superintendent, and ultimately Commanding Officer of “G” Division.

Assistant Commissioner Sweeney has continued his education through Athabasca University, the University of Alberta, and the Canadian Police College in public administration and management training programs. In 1995 Assistant Commissioner Sweeney was selected to participate in a Conference Board of Canada Executive Study Tour to the United States to examine both private and public institution management practices.

icppe Svein Urdal
Chief of Police
Norwegian Police Directorate

Svein Urdal was appointed Chief of Police at the Norwegian Police Directorate in 2000. Prior to his appointment, Chief Urdal was Police Commissioner of Tonsberg Police District (1992 – 2000).

Chief Urdal started his career in 1961 after completing Officers Training School. During his career he has held positions of Chief of Norwegian Police Security Service, Police Commissioner, Deputy Police Commissioner, Deputy Warden, and Police Prosecutor.

Chief Urdal received his law degree in 1970 from the University of Oslo and has completed numerous seminars concerning leadership, prison, and police matters. Chief Urdal has been an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is currently Secretary of the International Policy Committee.

icppe Miguel Angel Yunes
Under Secretary for Citizen Security
Federal Government of Mexico

Mr. Yunes brings an international prespective to the topic "The Reality is Things Will Go Wrong." The dynamics of Mexico City provide him with many challenges and he is anxious to share his personal strategies with conference delegates.