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International Conference for Police & Law Enforcement Executives 2006

vancouverFinding Solutions, Growing Your Career in Times of Crisis

June 14-16 in Vancouver, Canada
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Built on the tremendous success of the 2005 conference, in 2006, Canadian Professional Management Services Inc. partnered again with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Vancouver Police Department, the Delta Police Department, the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Canadian Association of Police Boards to offer police and peace officer executives a conference where solutions to unimaginable circumstances were shared.

Keynote speakers representing 8 countries spoke candidly about their solutions to catastrophic events within their communities and jurisdictions. Once again, delegates had the intimate opportunity to hear and learn from theses highly publicized policing executives as their decisions and results are scrutinized by their departments, their boards, the media and the public. "Finding Solutions; revealed the truths behind these courageous individuals as they serve and protect their communities.

Participants Included

3 Si Risk Strategies Inc.
Abbotsford Police Board
Abbotsford Police Department
Calgary Police Commission
Calgary Police Service
Camrose Police Service
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Canadian Association of Police Boards
Canadian Coast Guard (Pacific)
Canadian National Railway
Cape Breton Regional Police Department
Chicago Police Department
City of Plantation Police Department
City of Richmond
City of Vancouver
Commission of Public Complaints Against the RCMP
Delta Police Department
Edmonton Police Commission
Edmonton Police Service
French National Police
Greater Vancouver Transporation Authority Police Services
Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police Board
House of Commons
LaSalle Police Service
Lethbridge Regional Police Service
Maricopa County Attorney's Office
Maui Police Department
Medicine Hat Police Service
Miami-Dade Police Department
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Ministry of Public Safety - Police Service Division
Miramichi Police Force
Motorola Canada Limited
National Police Board
New Orleans Police Department
New Westminster Police Service
Niagara Regional Police
Nishnawbe-Aski Police
Organized Crime Agency of BC
Ottawa Police Service
Peel Regional Police
Port Moody Police Department
Prince Albert Board of Police Commissioners
Prince Albert Police Service
R C M P - "H" Division
R C M P - Burnaby, BC
R C M P - Chilliwack, BC
R C M P - Commanding Officer "E" Division
R C M P - Coquitlam, BC
R C M P - Courtenay, BC
R C M P - Criminal Operations Officer "E" Division
R C M P - Fort St. John, BC
R C M P - Fredericton, NB
R C M P - Kelowna, BC
R C M P - L M D O
R C M P - Langley, BC
R C M P - Merritt, BC
R C M P - North Vancouver, BC
R C M P - Ottawa, ON
R C M P - Portage La Prairie, MB
R C M P - Richmond, BC
R C M P - Saskatoon, SK
R C M P - Selkirk, MB
R C M P - St. John's, NL
R C M P - Surrey, BC
R C M P - Thompson, MB
R C M P - Vancouver, BC
R C M P - Vernon North Okanagan, BC
R C M P - Whistler, BC
R C M P - Whitehorse, YT
R C M P / National Defence - Military Police
Regina Police Service
Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners
Saskatoon Police Service
Solicitor General & Ministry of Public Security
Surete Du Quebec
Thunder Bay Police Service
Toronto Police Service
Toronto Police Services Board
University College of the Fraser Valley
Vancouver Police Department
West Vancouver Police Board
Whapmagoostui Police Service
Windsor Police Service
Winnipeg Police Service

Some Comments from our Delegates

  • Great conference…RCMP, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • It was enjoyable…Port Moody Police Department
  • Good conference!…RCMP, Langley
  • Well planned and executed…Ottawa Police Service
  • Very insightful, appreciation towards changing trends…Abbotsford Police Board
  • Excellent venue and opportunity for networking…RCMP, Fredericton, NB
  • Excellént…French National Police
  • Excellent conference, very informative, a lot of experience and expertise…Solicitor General & Public Security Alberta
  • Excellent venue…Calgary Police Commission

2006 Guest Speakers

Note: Speakers are in alphabetical order 

rcmp80x80 Gary D. Bass
Assistant Commissioner
Royal Canadian Mounted Police 

Assistant Commissioner Bass was born in New Brunswick and joined the R. C. M. P. in November
1971. After training, he was transferred to Newfoundland where he spent time involved in various duties including General Duty, General Investigations, and acting as a police prosecutor.

In 1981, he was transferred into the National Crime Intelligence Section, responsible for investigating organized crime. From 1983 to 1989, he was in charge of National Crime Intelligence Section and National Security Investigation Section for the Province. From 1989 to 1992, he was in charge of another General Investigation Section, responsible for the investigation of major crimes, as well as targeting high-level organized crime groups operating between Montreal and the Atlantic Provinces.

In 1992, he was transferred to British Columbia as the Officer in Charge of the Provincial Serious Crime Section. Between 1992 and 1999, he directly or indirectly supervised over 400 homicide investigations, several of which involved organized crime. In 1995, he assumed oversight of the
Air India bombing investigation.

In July 2000, he was transferred to his current position as the Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations in British Columbia.

Assistant Commissioner Bass currently sits on the Council of Investigative Excellence with the Canadian Police College, a body responsible for recommending advanced training programs for the police community served by the college.

ottawa Vince Bevan
Chief of Police, Ottawa Police Service
Vice President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Vince Bevan began his career in policing in July 1973. Prior to moving to Ottawa in 1998, Chief Bevan was a member of the Niagara Regional Police Service. During his career he has had the opportunity to work in a variety of assignments including Uniform Patrol, Motorcycle Patrol, Special Projects, Training as the Officer in Charge and Criminal Investigations. He was also a member of the Emergency Task Force for five years.

Chief Bevan is a well-known leader in the police community. In 2003, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada.

Chief Bevan holds a Bachelors Degree with Distinction from Brock University, in Business and Politics. He is a graduate of numerous courses at both the Ontario Police College and the Canadian Police College, and holds certificates in Police Management Studies, Advanced Police Studies and General Police Studies.

toronto-police William Blair
Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

William (Bill) Blair is the current Chief of Police of Toronto, Ontario. He was appointed on April 6, 2005, and assumed his duties on April 26. Blair joined the police force in 1974 as a constable in Regent Park. He progressed quickly to drug enforcement, including work as an undercover officer. Later, he held administrative posts in the force, including in community policing, in corporate communications and as interim deputy chief.

Blair studied at the University of Toronto, obtaining his degree in criminology in 1981, and at the FBI Academy in 1990. More recently he received a certificate in police leadership from the Rotman School of Business.

In 1995, Blair volunteered to head the force's 51 Division following a wildcat strike of police officers brought on by a number of allegations of police misconduct, including the death of a homeless man under police custody, allegations of assault by another homeless man, and a racial profiling incident.

rcmp Beverly A. Busson
Deputy Commissioner, Pacific Region, Royal Canadian Mounted Police,
Commanding Officer "E" Division
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

Deputy Commissioner Busson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1974. After training at Depot Division, she was stationed at a number of Detachments within British Columbia where she was employed in general duty and as a plainclothes investigator, investigating frauds, drugs and serious crimes. During this time, she studied Criminology at Simon Fraser University.

After graduating from the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, she was transferred to RCMP Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario. She was promoted to Inspector in 1992 serving at North Battleford, Saskatchewan and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Deputy Commissioner Busson was promoted to Superintendent in 1996. In July 1997, she was transferred to Regina, Saskatchewan as the Chief Superintendent in Charge of Criminal Operations for the Province of Saskatchewan. The following year, she was promoted to Assistant Commissioner and appointed Commanding Officer “F” Division, Province of Saskatchewan.

In May 1999, Deputy Commissioner Busson headed British Columbia’s Organized Crime Agency. In March 2000 she was appointed Commanding Officer “E” Division, Province of British Columbia, making her directly responsible for 7000 employees. On December 6, 2001, she was promoted to Deputy Commissioner for the Pacific Region, while retaining responsibilities as Commanding Officer “E” Div.

In May 2004, Deputy Commissioner Busson was invested as a Commander of the Order of Merit of Police Forces by Her Excellency, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.

deltapolice 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 Centre based in Ottawa.

cpms_old Mohamed Doma
Senior Partner, Canadian Professional Management Services Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

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.

winnipeg Chief Jack Ewatski
Winnipeg Police Service
President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

Jack Ewatski commenced his policing career with the Winnipeg Police Department in 1973. He has worked in all branches of the Service, spending the majority of his career working in the area of criminal investigation. He was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in November 1998.

He is President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Organization.

Chief Ewatski sits on many Boards including the Canadian Police College Advisory Board and the Canadian Police Sector Council.

He is a graduate of several programs at the Canadian Police College and has attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy and National Executive Institute. He holds certificates from the University of Virginia as well as Harvard University.

Chief Ewatski has developed expertise in the area of emergency response and management having lectured in Canada and Europe on this subject.

Chief Ewatski is a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

He has been involved in sports as a coach and official having spent seven years as an on field official with the Canadian Football League. As a hobby Chief Ewatski, a licensed pilot, flies small aircraft.

Chief Ewatski is leading over 1500 members of the Winnipeg Police Service with a community policing philosophy and a commitment to excellence in service delivery.

ontario Julian Fantino
Commissioner of Emergency Management, Province of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Julian Fantino was appointed Commissioner of Emergency Management on March 1, 2005. In that capacity, 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, Julian 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 Long 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).

portland Derrick Foxworth
Chief of Police, Portland Police Bureau
Portland, Oregon, USA 

On September 2, 2003, Portland Mayor Vera Katz named Derrick Foxworth as Chief of the Portland Police Service. His appointment followed a successful career spanning twenty-two years from his swearing in as an officer in 1981. Immediately prior to his appointment as Chief, Foxworth oversaw five precincts and the traffic division as Assistant Chief/Operations.

Extensive community involvement is a highlight of Chief Foxworth’s career. Appointed Commander in 1997, he worked closely with citizens, neighborhood groups, faith community members, and other organizations to reduce the number of serious reported crimes, gang shootings, and other gang related violence.

Chief Foxworth has a sound understanding of policing and he can relate to all roles within the police service. From 1990 to 1997, he served as Sergeant (Patrol and Public Information officer), Lieutenant (Day Shift Commander, Tactical Operations Division, Gang Enforcement Team), and Captain (Tactical Operations, Transit Police Unit, Explosive Disposal Unit, Special Emergency Reaction Team).

Chief Foxworth graduated from the University of Portland with a graduate degree in 1980..

vpd Jamie Graham
Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

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 is well known for his reputation as a problem solver and is a popular lecturer and after dinner speaker.

gvtaps Robert H. Kind
Chief Officer
Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police Service
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

Chief Officer Robert Kind was appointed as the first Chief Officer of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police Service (Transit Police Service) on January 4, 2005. The Transit Police Service is a first of its kind Police Service in Canada and became operational in December 2005. The Transit Police Service operates within the “Transportation Service Region” with a mandate to preserve and maintain the public peace, prevent crime and offences against the law, aid in the administration of justice and enforce the laws in force in British Columbia, primarily directed towards: any criminal activity or breach of public peace that could affect the safety or security of transit passengers, employees or property; and conducting investigation and enforcement operations with respect to any unlawful activity on or around transit vehicles and other transit property.

The jurisdictional police continue to have full policing authority in their respective jurisdictions but will foster a cooperative and collaborative relationship with the Transit Police Service through a “seamless” policing endeavor outlined in The Memorandum of Understanding.

Chief Officer Kind holds a BA from Carleton University, majoring in law with a minor in computer science. Chief Officer Kind's previous policing experience was with the RCMP where he served for 25 years before his retirement in 1995. He served in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia before retiring as an Inspector in Newfoundland/Labrador. During the past 10 years, Chief Officer Kind held the positions of Department Manager and Finance and Administration Manager at TransLink Transit Security, and he was instrumental in the creation of the new Transit Police Service.

cbrps Edgar MacLeod
Chief of Police, Cape Breton Regional Police Service
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 

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 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.

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.

toronto-police Alok Mukherjee
Toronto Police Services Board 

Alok Mukherjee is the first South Asian to be elected as Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board. Dr.
Mukherjee teaches courses on Indian and South Asian culture and society at York University, is Managing Associate of an Ottawa-based consulting firm, and has extensive publication and public
involvement experiences.

Dr. Mukherjee’s has many publications in a variety of areas including diversity and inclusivity, employment equity for racially visible and aboriginal people, and anti-racist education.

Alok Mukherjee has held several public appointments including membership on the Toronto District School Board Safe and Compassionate School Taskforce, the Transitional Advisory Group to Toronto Mayor David Miller, the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services, and Vice Chair and Acting Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Dr. Mukherjee plays an active role in the community. His volunteer activities have included Chair of the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA); a member of the Board of Governors, Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology; President of Indian Immigrant Aid Services; Chair of the Housing Sub-Committee, Social Issues Committee of the Children’s Aid Society of Metro Toronto; Chair of the Sub-Committee on Access to Services, City of Toronto Mayor’s Committee on Community and Race Relations; and a member of the Multiculturalism Committee, United Way of Greater Toronto.

Dr. Mukherjee has received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award (1996), the Molson New Pioneers Award for Leadership by Skills for Change, Toronto (1996) and Commendation by the Mayor of Toronto (1987). He brings a unique perspective to law enforcement issues from his experiences in a highly multicultural and multiracial environment.

new-orleans-police Warren Riley
Superintendent New Orleans Police Department
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 

Warren Riley was appointed Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department in September 2005 following the retirement of Supt. Edwin Compass 111. Superintendent Riley took over command of the force just four weeks after hurricane Katrina destroyed much of the city of New Orleans.

Superintendent Riley faced the task of delivering quality policing under unimaginable circumstances. Many of his members lost their homes and family members in the storm and many of the members were unable to continue to serve. He was faced with the task of disciplining more than fifty members for abandoning their roles prior to the storm striking the area.

Superintendent Riley is aggressively pursuing the task of re-vitalizing a police force amidst catastrophic circumstances, and, as well, he is restoring law and order and public confidence in law enforcement.

loiret David Skuli
Commissaire Divisionnaire
Chief Constable of the Department Du Loiret, France

Commissaire Divisionnaire David Skuli was born in 1956 in the north of France. He joined the police force as a Detective Inspector in 1977 and in 1982, he became Superintendent following two years at the French Police Academy in Lyon. In 1990, Skuli was transferred to the French Police Academy as a teacher of management. In 1993, he became Chief Constable in the Departement of Indre (near Paris). In 1996, as the Chief Constable of Corsica, he was in charge of public order and involved in the fight against internal terrorism. In 1998, he was appointed Chief Constable in the Departement of Aude (south of France). He has a Master’s degree in law and a degree in police leadership from the French National Institute for advanced security studies. Skuli has worked for four years in intelligence

From 2001 to 2004, Chief Constable Skuli was French Police Attache at the French Embassy in Athens. He was responsible for the security of the French delegation during the Olympic Games in Greece and he was in charge of training programs with the Greek police.

In December 2004, Chief Constable Skuli was appointed to his current position as the Chief Constable of the Departement of Loiret (near Paris). He was in charge of public order during the events of urban violence in November 2005 and the recent violent protests against the new employment law in March 2006.

met-police Paul Stephenson QPM
Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
London England 

Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, London, England, in February, 2005.

Mr. Stephenson joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1975, and with the exception of a two-year stint in the research and development department, has always worked in uniform operations. He was promoted to superintendent in February 1988, and in 1992 was seconded for six months to the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

He was appointed assistant chief constable with Merseyside Police in October 1994 and during that time had overall responsibility for operational and territorial command and led the portfolio dealing with marketing and communication.

On 1 May 1999, he was appointed deputy chief constable at Lancashire Constabulary with responsibility for operations and operational support. He has also had responsibility for the strategic development of the constabulary, particularly in the areas of best value, crime reduction and the development of the community and race relations strategy. He became chief constable in 2002.

He is a leader in the field of problem oriented policing, firmly embedding this as the policing style throughout the constabulary. Work in this area has seen him become an affiliate to the Centre of Problem Oriented Policing (USA).

Mr. Stephenson was awarded the Queens Police Medal in May 2000. He represents the Association of Chief Police Officers as head of their crime business area, and working with a number of portfolio leads and expert groups, co-ordinates professional advice and guidance on crime related issues to the police service and its stakeholders.

Until recently, he has been the chair of both the Lancashire Criminal Justice Board and the Lancashire Strategic Partnership.

The Deputy Commissioner is responsible for the Directorate of Professional Standards, the Directorate of Information, the Directorate of Legal Services and the Diversity Directorate.