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International Conference for Police & Law Enforcement Executives 2012

Delivering on a Promise: To Serve and Protect


May 6 - 8 in Quebec City, BC, Canada
Hilton Quebec


Participants Included

5 Régiment Police militaire
Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security Division
Alderville First Nation
Atlanta Police Department
Austrian Criminal Intelligence Service
BKA German Federal Criminal Police
Brandon Police Service
Brockville Police Service
Canada Border Services Agency
Canadian Association of Police Boards
Cape Breton Regional Police Service
CFSEU-BC Gang Task Force
Correctional Service Canada
Dakota Ojibway Police Service
Dallas Police Department
Delta Police Department
Department of Justice
Department of National Defence
Direction de la Sécurité Publique
Durham Regional Police Service
École nationale de police du Québec
Edmonton Police Service
Embassy of Israel
federal police of Belgium
Fredericton Police Force
French Embassy - Homeland Security Attaché
Gilroy Police Department
International Human Rights Observer(IHRO)
INTERPOL Washington/U.S. Department of Justice
Israel Police Service
Jamaica Constabulary Force
Kativik Regional Police Force
London Police Service
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Middlesex County Sheriff's Office
Military Police - Canadian Forces
Ministère de la Défense nationale
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
New South Wales Police Force
Newark Police Department Niagara Regional Police Service
Ontario Provincial Police
Ottawa Police Service
Peel Regional Police
Philadelphia Police Department
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Power Corporation of Canada
Prince Albert Police Service
Régie intermunicipale de police Thérèse-De Blainville
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Saskatoon Police Service
Sault Ste Marie Police Service
Sécurité Publique Québec
Service de la sécurité publique de Trois-Rivières
Service de Police de Granby
Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau
Service de police de la Ville de Montréal
Service de police de la Ville de Québec
Service de police de l'agglomération de Longueuil
Service de police de Repentigny
Service de police de Saint-Eustache
Service de police de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Service de police de la Ville de Québec
Service de police de la Ville de Lévis
Six Nations Police
Sûreté du Québec
Toronto Police Service
Town of Truro
Tulsa Police Department
U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service
University of the Fraser Valley
University of Toronto
Victoria Police Department
Ville de Québec
Waterloo Regional Police Service
Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constable Service
Winkler Police Service

Some Comments from our Delegates

  • “I enjoyed the conference. The speakers were engaging and shared great information, knowledge and experience” Toronto Police Service
  • “Excellent conference. Great opportunity to share best practices nationally & internationally” Canada Border Services Agency
  • “Extremely valuable information and overall target, speakers” Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • “Outstanding-very professional and extremely well organized” Newark Police Department

2012 Guest Speakers

CAOPDCarol Allison-Burra

Canadian Association of Police Boards

Ms. Allison-Burra was elected President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards (CAPB) in August 2011. Since August 2007, she has been a member of the Board of Directors and in 2010 she was elected the Association’s Vice-President.

Ms. Allison-Burra has served as a member of the Kingston Police Services Board since December 2001, initially as the community representative chosen by City Council and then as one of the two members appointed by the Province of Ontario.

The CAPB is a national non-profit association formed in 1989 in response to a recognized need for information exchange, education, and advocacy for members of Canadian municipal police governing bodies. In addition, to her role as a member of the Board of Directors and as Vice-President, Ms. Allison-Burra participated on the CAPB Policing and Justice Committee, which included membership on the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Special Purpose Committee on the National Firearms Strategy.


los_angelesLeroy D. Baca

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Baca was elected Sheriff of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) in December 1998, and was re-elected in 2010 for his 4th term in office. He joined the LASD in August 1965.

Sheriff Baca commands the largest Sheriff’s Department in the United States with a budget of $2.4 billion. He leads nearly 18,000 sworn and professional staff. The LASD is the law enforcement services provider to 42 incorporated cities, 130 unincorporated communities, 10 community colleges, and over 1 million daily commuters of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metrolink. Over 4 million residents are directly protected by the LASD.

Sheriff Baca incorporates innovative best practices into his leadership style based on proactive and progressive problem solving. His development of leadership qualities in all levels of the Sheriff’s Department have resulted in strong solutions to problems such as drug addiction, domestic violence, homelessness, gangs, illiteracy, at-risk youth, parenting, and the quality of life in neighbourhoods.


quebecSophie Bégin

Directrice adjoint
Service de police de la Ville de Québec

Directrice adjoint Bégin has been the Deputy Director of the strategic and administrative affairs branch of the Service de police de la Ville de Québec since 2007. As part of her duties, Directrice adjoint Bégin has special responsibilities for financial matters, material resources, human resources, training, evidence control, law enforcement statistics, strategic development, and prevention.

As a manager who has led top-performing teams for over 18 years, Directrice adjoint Bégin has forged a management style that emphasizes interpersonal relationships to empower individuals and foster their growth, while also creating a welcoming and motivating environment. Directrice adjoint Bégin has also held several managerial positions with the Desjardins Group. She has an MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal and from the Université Paris-Dauphine.

In recent years, Directrice adjoint Bégin has focused on human capital management, shifting from the management of human resources to a more people-first approach in order to address the challenges facing police organizations today.


franceEric Belleut

Deputy Director
Public Order and Traffic for Paris, France

Deputy Director Belleut was appointed to his current position as Deputy Director of Public Order for Paris and its suburbs in 2012. Immediately prior to his appointment, he served as Controller General from 2009 to 2012.

From 2003 to 2009, Deputy Director Belleut was appointed to the Department of Public Order and Traffic where he served in a variety of positions including Assistant to the Deputy Director of Operations Management (human resources, budget), and as general staff for planning security in the Parisian suburbs.

Between 2008 and 2011, Deputy Director Belleut had responsibility to ensure operational command of public order for very important events including demonstrations against the 2006 “First Employment Contract”, the evacuation of illegally-occupied prestigious sites (Sorbonne, College de France, etc.), Bastille Day services, football games at the Parc des Princes stadium, and the Rugby World Cup.

Deputy Director Belleut joined the General Inspection Services (policing the police) in 2007 and led criminal investigations against other police officers. At the end of 2000, he took over the command of a police station in the outlying suburbs of Paris.


Toronto-PoliceWilliam Blair

Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service
Immediate Past President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Chief Blair was appointed Chief of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) in April 2005. The TPS employs over 5,500 Police Officers and 2,200 civilian employees; it is the largest municipal police service in Canada and one of the largest in North America.

In January 2003, Chief Blair was the Staff Superintendent in charge of Detective Support and responsible for all specialized criminal investigations. In January 2001, he was promoted to Staff Superintendent and became the Commander of Central Field, and was responsible for 9 police divisions within the inner City with approximately 2,000 personnel, centralization of the Paid Duty System Administration and overseeing major Community Events.

As Toronto’s Chief of Police, he has overseen the development of the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) to combat violent crime. Rapid response teams are deployed to at-risk neighbourhoods to enhance enforcement and support local policing initiatives while promoting the role of Community Response Units and the ‘neighbourhood police officer.’


DallasPoliceDepartmentDavid O. Brown

Chief of Police
Dallas Police Department

Chief Brown was appointed Chief of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) in May 2010. He is a 27-year veteran of the DPD. As Chief of Police, he commands a department comprised of over 4,200 employees with 3,600 sworn and oversees an annual operating budget of $410 million.

As the leader of the DPD, Chief Brown brings innovative planning ideas, leadership ability, proven management theories, and problem-solving techniques to the executive level. He holds active memberships with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the Dallas Chapter of the Black Police Association.

Chief Brown served as an Interim Assistant City Manager for the City of Dallas and directed operations in the areas of Code Compliance, Environmental & Health Services, Equipment & Building Services, Library Services, Park & Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. These departments were comprised of approximately 2,700 employees with a combined annual operating budget of $233 million.


deltaJim Cessford, M.O.M.

Chief Constable
Delta Police Department

Chief Constable Cessford was appointed to his position with the Delta Police Department (DPD) in 1995. Prior to this, he was Superintendent-In-Charge of Edmonton’s Downtown Division.

Chief Cessford has successfully guided this Department through significant changes and has consistently demonstrated his strong belief in a team environment. He has a unique ability to impart to others his belief: “that we can make the leap from what is to what can be.” He displays a strong sense of purpose, consistently relating day-to-day activities to future vision.

Chief Cessford has been recognized and designated by the courts as an expert hostage negotiator after handling numerous high-risk situations as a primary negotiator. Upon his arrival at the DPD, Chief Cessford moved community based policing to new levels and has also been instrumental through the strategic planning process in bringing about sound leadership training education for his members and volunteers. In 2009, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Delta Chamber of Commerce and in 2010, he became a Member of the Order of Merit for Police Forces.


newarkSheilah A. Coley

Chief of Police
Newark Police Department, NJ

Chief Coley was appointed Chief of the Newark Police Department in August 2011. She joined the Newark Police Department in 1989. In 1991, she was a Detective in the Narcotics Unit and the East Detectives’ Squad. In 1996, Chief Coley was promoted to Sergeant and was later assigned to the Internal Affairs and Professional Standards Bureaus. In 1999, she was assigned as the Commander of the South District Detective Squad.

Promoted to Lieutenant in 2000, Chief Coley was assigned to the Safer Cities Task Force, Commander of the Sexual Assault Rape Analysis (SARA) Unit. In 2002, she became the Executive Officer of the Criminal Investigation Bureau and also served a brief term as Investigative Lieutenant in the Communications Division.

Upon being promoted to Captain in 2004, she assumed responsibility as Executive Officer of the South District, subsequently becoming Commander of the South District (5th Precinct). Additionally as Captain, Chief Coley has been the Commander of the Police Academy, Criminal Investigations, Communications Division, and currently, the Office of Professional Responsibility.


surete_quebecRichard Deschesnes

Directeur général
Sûreté du Québec

A policeman since 1980, Directeur général Deschesnes has been Directeur général of the Service de police de la Ville de Québec since July 2008. The Service de police de la Ville de Québec is the national police force responsible for peacekeeping and public order, the protection of life, safety and human rights, as well as the protection of property for the entire province.

The Service de police de la Ville de Québec also supports the police community, coordinates large-scale police operations, contributes to the integrity of state institutions and looks after the safety of transportation networks within Quebec. The Service de police de la Ville de Québec includes 5269 policemen and women, 1701 permanent civilian employees and 178 casual civilian employees.


quebecMichel Desgagné

Service de police de la Ville de Québec

Directeur Desgagné was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Quebec in November 2011.

A 30-year veteran of the police force, he started out as a Patrol Officer, rising to the rank of Sergeant, then Lieutenant with the Beauport Police Department. From 1986 to 1988, Directeur Desgagné was an instructor at the École nationale de police du Québec. Upon joining the Service de police de la Ville de Quebéc in 1993, he assumed the position of Head of Human Resources Development. Over the years, Directeur Desgagné rose through the ranks to become Deputy Chief of Police. He was in charge of the Constabulary Division and the Special Investigations Division, where he coordinated all the administrative and operational activities for the Borough Stations, as well as the investigative departments. At the time of his appointment, he was the coordinator of Project K, an innovative public safety project aimed at making the City of Quebec a recognized leader for the efficiency of its civil security.

Directeur Desgagné has also represented the Service de police de la Ville de Québec on regional civil security committees and with municipalities served by the Police Department.


08_cpmsMohamed Doma

Senior Partner
Canadian Professional Management Services

Mr. Doma has worked extensively with uniformed service organizations by providing them his expertise, knowledge, and diplomatic approach in areas such as strategic planning, contract negotiations, labour relations, organizational development, executive coaching, and training & development.

In addition, Mr. Doma effectively mediates disputes by quickly identifying strategic solutions. Some of the discussions he has facilitated includes: provincial bargaining associations for fire jurisdictions, the Police Complaints Process, and by order in council, the integration of the South Vancouver Island Police Departments.

Other achievements include the development of a five-year strategic plan for the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police, the integration of the Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the development of the strategic plan for the Transit Police Service.


israelZohar Dvir

Israel Police

Israel Police Commander Dvir was promoted to his position in July 2011 after serving a brief time as Acting Commander. Prior to his appointment, he served as Head of Logistics Support and in the positions of Deputy Commander and Brigadier.

Commander Dvir served in the Golani Brigade and was assigned to the Battalion of Lightning. Commander Dvir held command positions in the Golani Brigade, including a Company Commander Battalion 12, Deputy Commander of Battalion 51, and Regimental Commander of the engineering company. He left the army with the rank of Captain, and served as Lieutenant Colonel of the Brigade Reserve. Commander Dvir then joined the Border Patrol and served in Special Forces Operations.

Commander Dvir began his police career in the Special Anti-Terror Unit Yamam, and was serving as its Commander some years later when he was critically injured in a traffic accident. In defiance of his doctors’ predictions, however, he was back in command of his unit two and a half months later.


JamaicaOwen Ellington

Jamaica Constabulary Force

Commissioner Ellington was appointed Commissioner of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in April 2010. He has served as Acting Commissioner since November 2009. Commissioner Ellington, a past student of the Glengoffe High School in St. Catherine, enlisted in the Jamaica Constabulary Force in August 1980.

He was appointed to the rank of Assistant Commissioner in April 2006. He was also appointed to act as Deputy Commissioner in August 2008, and later as Acting Commissioner. Commissioner Ellington holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Technology and a Master of Science Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the University of the West Indies. Commissioner Ellington has also earned professional certificates from numerous universities abroad, including the Certificate in National Security and Strategy from the University of Beijing, China and a post-graduate certificate in Transnational Security, Stability and Democracy from the National Defense University Centre for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington, DC.


newsouthwalesStrath Gordon

Director of Public Affairs
NSW Police Force, Australia

Director Gordon was appointed Director of Public Affairs of the NSW Police Force in September 2006. The NSW Police Force is the largest law and order jurisdiction in Australia with 16,000 sworn officers. Director Gordon’s role incorporates responsibility for corporate and operational media relations, digital media, marketing, internal communications, film and television, and Freedom of Information.

Prior to joining the NSW Police Force, Director Gordon was for 10 years the Head of Media and Communications with the Australian Rugby Union, the governing body of professional Rugby in Australia. He has also worked as a Media Advisor to several state and federal politicians. Director Gordon worked as a Journalist, initially as a Police Reporter in radio, a Television Reporter, and for six years the Supervising Producer of news for Channel Seven in Sydney, Australia. The NSW Police Force has been an early adopter of social media as an effective two-way communication platform with the community and will continue to explore new opportunities in digital media as the news media landscape continues its rapid change.


northern_islandMark Hamilton

Chief Superintendent
Police Service of Northern Ireland

Chief Superintendent Hamilton was appointed District Commander for ‘A’ District, North & West Belfast in March 2009. The major challenges facing this district are the management of parades and interface tensions and the development of community confidence in the Police Service. Chief Superintendent Hamilton has commanded the most serious incidents of public disorder in Northern Ireland in recent years. He has also managed a number of terrorist incidents and has had a number of officers seriously injured in terrorist attacks.

Chief Superintendent Hamilton joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary in December 1994 and assumed positions of greater responsibility throughout his career. In April 2008, Chief Superintendent Hamilton took up the position of Commander of Urban Region Operational Command Unit. His primary role was that of Senior Public Order Commander for Belfast and in this role he took active command at public order incidents across the City. He was also the Commander of the Roads Policing, Tactical Crime, and Belfast Regional Control Centre. In April 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent Operations Manager for Urban region OCU.


GatineauMario Harel

Service de police à la Ville de Gatineau

Directeur Harel, a 29-year veteran of the Service de police à la Ville de Gatineau, was sworn in as Directeur six years ago. During his career, Directeur Harel was appointed to several very important positions. His extensive experience in various jurisdictions, such as the bureau of criminal investigations, special events and crime prevention, is definitely an asset in his role of Directeur of the Service de police à la Ville de Gatineau.

His involvement at the regional, provincial and national levels, in addition to his considerable management experience, on both the operations and administration sides, gives him a global perspective of the challenges and issues law enforcement executives face in major organizations such as the Service de police à la Ville de Gatineau.

Directeur Harel is the Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) board, and is a board member of the Association des Directeurs de Police du Québec (ADPQ).


TulsapatchChuck Jordan

Chief of Police
Tulsa Police Department, OK

Chief Jordan was appointed the 39th Chief of the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) in November 2010. Chief Jordan served as Interim Chief since January 2010. Chief Jordan first joined the TPD in 1969 and was one of the first SWAT team members in 1978. He served as a Regional Commander of more than 1,200 Officers in Kosovo. Chief Jordan has a strong interest in community policing and identified strategies for strengthening that role while at the same time reducing costs and putting more trained Officers on the street.

Chief Jordan has a long history with the TPD. He served 32 years with the force, leaving in 2001 and eventually becoming a Captain with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Jordan took over command of the TPD at a very tumultuous time with investigations into corruption leading to arrests and the overturning of convictions, with dozens of cases still pending. Upon assuming his role, Chief Jordan was also faced with budget problems and layoffs accompanied by public complaints regarding the handling of the situation.


EdmontonRod Knecht

Chief of Police
Edmonton Police Service

Chief Knecht was sworn as the 22nd Chief of Police of the Edmonton Police Service in June 2011 in a special ceremony at City Hall. Chief Knecht was previously the Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), ranked as the most senior uniformed Police Officer in the RCMP. In this role, Chief Knecht was responsible for the efficient and effective operation of all components of the RCMP, including managing a budget of $4.7 billion and 31,000 employees.

Prior to his appointment in Ottawa, Chief Knecht was responsible for the RCMP in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. As the Deputy Commissioner, North West Region, and Commanding Officer “K” Division in Edmonton, Alberta, he was responsible for managing the operations of 108 Detachments and the delivery of community policing throughout the North West Region.

Chief Knecht is a strong advocate for integrated policing. While stationed in Alberta, he was instrumental in supporting the development and inception of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT).


GatineauMariane Leduc

Chief of Communications and Community Relations
Service de police à la Ville de Gatineau

Chief Leduc joined the Gatineau Police Service in 2011 as the Chief of Communications and Community Relations where she leads external and internal communications including media relations, crisis communications management and social media.

Before joining the Gatineau Police Service, Chief Leduc was a Senior Account Manager and Montreal Consumer Lead at the Montréal branch of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. Chief Leduc was responsible for various assignments such as communications strategies, research and event organization for several national clients and major accounts. She also worked as a public relations consultant for the Sacré-Coeur Hospital Foundation as well as clients related to emergency preparedness.

Chief Leduc holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She was also a team member of the communication team for two international expeditions to the Polar Regions. She was part of the 2009 Arctic expedition and 2009-2010 Antarctica expedition with Students on Ice, an award-winning organization.


oppChris D. Lewis

Ontario Provincial Police

Commissioner Lewis became the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in August 2010, assuming leadership of one of North America’s largest deployed police services. Since joining the OPP in 1978, Commissioner Lewis has amassed a wealth of operational policing experience, particularly in front-line service delivery, various investigative disciplines and tactical operations. From 2007 until his appointment, Commissioner Lewis served as Deputy Commissioner of Field Operations.

Commissioner Lewis’s cross-command experience is wide and varied, including tenures as Commander of the Investigation Bureau; the Information Technologies Bureau; and the Emergency Management Bureau; as well as the Director of the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario at the then Ministry of Solicitor General. He was Regional Commander of the OPP’s East Region; served as Director of the Criminal Investigation Branch and worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to establish and lead the Cornwall Regional Task Force. Commissioner Lewis is a strong advocate for community-based initiatives, including the United Way and the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.


frederictonBarry MacKnight

Chief of Police, Fredericton Police Force
Vice President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Chief MacKnight was appointed Chief of the Fredericton Police Force in July 2005. He joined the Fredericton Police Force in 1988. Prior to his appointment, he was Deputy Chief in Fredericton for two years after successfully rising through the Department ranks.

Chief MacKnight served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for one year before returning to New Brunswick in 1987, where he worked with the Blackville Police Department. He has served as aide-decamp to two Lieutenant Governors and it was in that capacity in 2002 that he received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. He is also a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal.

Chief MacKnight completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of New Brunswick in 1985, before taking his police training with the RCMP. Chief MacKnight is currently the President of the New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Chair of the CACP Drug Abuse Committee.


CACPDale R. Mcfee, O.O.M.

President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Chief of Police, Prince Albert Police Service

Chief McFee was elected President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) at the association’s annual meeting in August 2011. He is currently serving as Chief of the Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Chief McFee has served in his current role with PAPS for the past 8 years, having spent his entire policing career in Prince Albert. Regionally, he initiated the Community Mobilization movement in Prince Albert and within the Prince Albert Police Service to address the local challenges of policing and those throughout Northern Saskatchewan.

He brings unique business knowledge and has lectured extensively on Leadership and HR Management at the Saskatchewan Police College in addition to private sector organizations in Western Canada and United States. He serves on many Boards and committees within the city and province and is highly active in Prince Albert’s competitive sporting community. On July 8, 2011, Chief McFee was also appointed to the Canadian Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada.


SPVMMarc Parent

Service de police de la Ville de Montréal

Directeur Parent was appointed Directeur of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) in September 2010, Canada’s second largest police force with 4,650 men and women under his command, along with 1,600 civilians.

Since 2005, Directeur Parent has held the position of Assistant Director in the city’s South at first then North region. In terms of diversity, including racial profiling issues, his method is viewed as a benchmark because of the numerous innovative projects set up by him within his sector, including a professional approach that speaks volumes due to the high-benefit projects he deployed in sensitive areas such as addiction, homelessness, spousal, and interfamily abuse.

As head of the SPVM, Directeur Parent declared “I am well aware of the enormous expectations for our organization. That’s why openness and ethics will be at the heart of my action plan”. A change management expert, his journey is considered a reference because he managed to combine healthy management, independence, and integrity.


university-of-the-fraser-valleyDarryl Plecas, Ph.D.

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice,
University of the Fraser Valley

Dr. Plecas holds the Royal Canadian Mounted Police University Research Chair in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) where he has worked for 30 years. He has served as Chair of the School for various terms over 14 of those years. He is a recipient of UFV’s Teaching Excellence Award and in 2003 received an Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology Award at the fourteenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Plecas has served as an Associate for the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy at the University of British Columbia, as an Expert Observer to the tenth United Nations Congress on the Prevention and Treatment of Offenders, and on 3 occasions as an invited participant at the annual meetings of the United Nations Scientific and Professional Advisory Committee. He also served for 3 years as a member of the Correctional Service of Canada’s Audit Team on National Programs Accreditation, and for 6 years as an Independent Chairperson for the Pacific Region.


stucklerHans Peter Stückler, Ph. D.

Head of Crime Strategy
Bundeskriminalamt Österreich, Austria

Dr. Stückler was appointed to his current assignment as Head of Crime Strategy/Criminal Intelligence Service in 2009. He is responsible for the control and coordination of the nationwide crime strategy development process. More specifically, he is responsible for setting up a result-oriented controlling system combined with a performance measurement system for (strategic) early detection, as well as carrying out, controlling, and coordinating measures of CID-related quality management. Immediately prior to his appointment, he was Commanding Officer and Head of the IT/Comms-Unit. Both of these assignments were at the Ministry of the Interior in Vienna.

Dr. Stückler began his career in policing in 1996 as a Constable with the Federal Police Department of Vienna. Over the years, he was appointed to positions of greater responsibility including the rank of Commanding Officer, with extensive experience in the information technology field. From 2004-2005, he served as Director of Policy and Planning and Deputy Commander of the Austrian UNMIK Police Contingent. Dr. Stückler completed his Doctoral Thesis, The Privatisation of Security, in July 2010 at the University of Vienna.


gilroyDenise J. Turner

Chief of Police
Gilroy Police Department, CA

Chief Turner was elected Chief for the City of Gilroy in March 2008. Prior to joining the Gilroy Police Department, Chief Turner served for 26 years with the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). During her tenure with KCSO, Chief Turner worked in the Departments’ four divisions: Patrol, Investigations, Special Operations, and Technical Services.

Chief Turner began her career in law enforcement as a Reserve Officer and then became a Full-Time Deputy. During her career Chief Turner attained the ranks of Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and served as the Police Chief for the contract city of Shoreline, Washington. Chief Turner served her last four years with the KCSO as the Chief of the Technical Services Division. She is a long-time member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

Chief Turner has received her undergraduate degree in Law Enforcement Administration and her graduate degree in Public Administration from City University. She is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy 199th Session.


atlantaGeorge N. Turner

Chief of Police
Atlanta Police Department

Chief Turner was appointed Chief of the Atlanta Police Department (APD) in July 2010. He became a member of the APD in July 1981. Since that time, he has worked in all areas of the department, including the uniform division and investigations.

During his tenure as Deputy Chief of the Service and Support Division, his primary responsibilities included managing the day-to-day operations of the administrative resources: Information Services, Computer Services, Training Academy, Human Resources, Corporate Services, the $164 million budget, and Communications/911.

Prior to his assignment as a Major, he commanded the Human Resources Section with the responsibility to oversee 2,200 employees and the Background & Recruitment Unit, which was successful in hiring a record high number of 204 Officers during the year of 2006 and 251 in 2007. Prior to this assignment, he commanded the Zone One Precinct, which is the Northwest section of Atlanta, one of the more challenging and difficult precincts in the city. During his 2 year command of the Zone One Precinct, he was responsible for a 17% reduction in overall crime.