The University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute (PDI) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) are pleased to invite you to “Persons in Mental Health Crisis” a live, interactive webinar on September 23, 2020, that examines the role of police in mental health crisis management.
Hear from leaders and experts in the areas of policing, mental health advocacy, academia and medicine discuss on timely and relevant topics. PDI and CACP are proud to work together to provide regularly scheduled online forums for dialogue on important issues of public interest relevant to the police community.
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Norm Boucher left Montreal at the age of nineteen to begin a long and rewarding career as an RCMP officer mostly dedicated to drugs and organized crime. After serving several years on Vancouver’s heroin unit, Norm was transferred to Ottawa where he was involved in the development of drug programs with law-enforcement agencies in Asia and several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. He was also a member of the Canadian delegation at several sessions of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Commissions (CICAD) and acted as RCMP liaison officer in Madrid, Spain, and Santo-Domingo, The Dominican Republic.
In 1983, Norm spent eight months infiltrating the heart of Vancouver’s heroin scene. This experience became the subject of his memoir Horseplay: My Time Undercover on the Granville Strip, which he wrote over a period of several years, while continuing to fulfill his RCMP responsibilities in Canada and abroad. In 2012, he retired from the RCMP as a Staff-Sergeant, dedicating his time to writing and his work as a consultant.
Bryan Larkin was appointed as the 7th Chief of Police of the Waterloo Regional Police Service on August 31, 2014 by the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board.
Bryan began his policing career in 1991 as a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, working as a front-line Constable assigned to Division #1 in Kitchener. Over the course of his career, Bryan has held a number of progressively responsible positions including; Community and Media Relations, Special Assignments, Traffic Services, Human Resources, Recruiting, Media Officer, Executive Officer to the Chief of Police, and Superintendent of Central Division.
Chief Larkin is an active member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Chiefs of Police. He is currently serving as President of the CACP and also served as the OACP President for a term. He represents the OACP on the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation and is the Co-Chair of the Provincial Police Joint Health and Safety Committee.
Dr. Roger McIntyre is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and Head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.
Dr. McIntyre is also Executive Director of the Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation in Toronto, Canada. Dr. McIntyre is also Director as well as Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr. McIntyre is also Professor and Nanshan Scholar at Guangzhou Medical University, and Adjunct Professor College of Medicine at Korea University. Dr. McIntyre is also Clinical Professor State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA and Clinical Professor Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences University of California School of Medicine, Riverside, California, USA.
Terry G. Coleman. MOM, MHRM, MA, Ph.D., has over 40 years of policing related experience. He left the Calgary Police Service after 27+ years. At that time, he was an Inspector-Professional Standards and Director of Human Resources for the 1997 World Police and Fire Games to become Chief of Moose Jaw Police in 1997. From 1998-2004, as Chief of Police, he was Chair of the Criminal Intelligence Service-Saskatchewan and President of the Saskatchewan Chiefs of Police from 2004-2007. He is a former Director of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). Since 1998, Terry has been a member of the CACP-Human Resource and Learning Committee. He co-chaired the CACP-HRLC subcommittee concerning Police/Mental Health issues.