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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Policing professionals and leaders know that meaningful and robust data is needed to identify, understand and address systemic issues that affect community safety and police-community relationships. This includes collecting, using and reporting race- and identity-based data to support strategies and action plans that advance equity in policing, and transparency and accountability to the public.
Research shows that crisis intervention training can improve coping skills. Nevertheless, witnessing traumatic events can lead to intense feelings of apprehension and physiological effects on the brain and body, which are not necessarily under voluntary control of the officers.
In 2021, I stood before the almost 150 female members of Halton Regional Police Ser-vice’s newly created Women’s Internal Support Network (WISN). It was the first day of their first-ever women’s symposium, a huge step towards positive change
OUR WAY FORWARD ESTABLISHES THE PROVINCIAL FRAMEWORK AS A CORE FOUNDATION FOR HOW WE CONTINUE TO PIVOT TO A SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL THAT IS MORE PROACTIVE AND FOCUSED ON ROOT CAUSES
Policing can no longer move forward with initiatives and programs without critically questioning their effective-ness. EBP goes further than simply examining data at the surface level. Instead, it looks to employ empirical methods and past findings to ques-tion why we do what we do, and to evaluate if our strategies are benefi-cial or harmful.
In July 2019, a 40-year-old male was charged – and eventually convicted – with attempted murder after racing his tractor-trailer through a Belleville city suburb and slamming into his partner’s apartment building. Thankfully, she was uninjured in the spectacular attack. Video evidence demonstrating the suspect’s reckless driving behaviour was a key part of the investigation and an element that required hours of investigator’s time to source.
For many Canadians, sexual violence casts a dark shadow over their lives. Studies show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. In Halton Region, where more than 600,000 Ontarians make their homes, such figures translate into a significant number of individuals that have the potential to be impacted in terms of safety and well-being and, subsequently, reach out for assistance.
Many police organizations have been experiencing an increase in employees on extended leaves. An extended leave may include sick leave, Workplace Safety & Insurance leaves, parental-type leaves, and other leaves of absence. Regardless of the type of leave, let’s not forget that these are still employees of our organizations, and they should be shown respect as such.
HQ Magazine has evolved with a new Digital edition. Robust and Responsive the AnswerApps edition is user friendly, easy to read, and easy to share.
A new resource has been added to the emergency operations capacity in Ontario specifically to assist Indigenous leadership in leading their own response for their communities in the event of an emergency situation.
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