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HQ Magazine Winter 2023
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.
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.