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International Conference for Police & Law Enforcement Executives 2007

Executive Leadership: Preparing for Tomorrow


May 6-8 in Toronto, ON, Canada
Hilton Hotel Toronto

After two successful years, the third annual International Summit for Police and Peace Officer Executives took place in Toronto in May, 2007. The Summit theme, "Executive Leadership: Preparing for Tomorrow", highlighted the global and dynamic nature of today's criminal activity and the executive leadership skills required for success. Sponsors for the event included CPMS, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Toronto Police Service, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Delta Police Department, Canadian Association of Police Boards, Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police and Halifax Regional Police.

Over thirty presenters from Canada, the United States, Ireland, France and beyond shared their experience about emerging issues such as global threats and local enforcement, building better organizational cultures to fight crime, threats against our social fabric, contract protection, sharing power and career building.

Participants Included

Abbotsford Police Department
Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security
Ambassade France au Canada
Barrie Police Service
Bolcris International Enterprises
Brandon Police Service
Brantford Police Service
Brockville Police Service
Calgary Police Commission
Calgary Police Service
Campus Community Police Service
Camrose Police Service
Canadian Association of Police Boards
Canadian Coast Guard - Central & Arctic Region
Canadian National Railway
Cape Breton Regional Police Service
Central Saanich Police Service
Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
Cree Regional Authority
Crime Watch Company Ltd
Delta Police Department
Department of National Defence, Chief Review Services
Durham Regional Police Service
Ecole Nationale de Police du Quebec
Edmonton Police Commission
Eurocopter Canada Limited
Forensic Identification Services
Fredericton Police Force
Greater Sudbury Police Service
Guelph Police Service
GVTA Police Service
Halifax Regional Police
Halton Regional Police Service
Hamilton Police Service
Hawaii Police Department
International Association of Women Police
Kingston Police
Lac Seul Police Service
Legislative Security Service
Lethbridge Regional Police Service
Los Angeles School Police Department
Medicine Hat Police Service
Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami-Dade Schools Police Department
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General - Police Services
Municipal Health and Safety Association Ontario
Naylor Canada Inc
Niagara Regional Police Service
Ontario Provincial Police
Ottawa Police Service
Pacific Safety Products Inc
Peel Regional Police
Perth Police Service
Peterborough Lakefield Community Police
Police Sector Council
Port Hope Police Service
RCMP - Codiac Regional
RCMP - Coquitlam
RCMP - District Policing Officer
RCMP - Kelowna
RCMP - Langley
RCMP "A" Division
RCMP "E" Division
RCMP "K" Division
RCMP "J" Division
RCMP Atlantic Region
RCMP Kamloops
Saanich Police Department
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
San Diego Country Sheriff's Department
Sangamon County Sheriff's Plaza
Saskatoon Police Service
Service de Police de La Ville de Gatineau
Six Nations Police
South Simcoe Police
Stratford Police Service
Surete du Quebec
Thunder Bay Police Service
Timmins Police Service
Toronto Police Service
Vancouver Police Department
Victoria Police Department
Waterloo Regional Police Service
Wemindjicree Police Force
Whapmagoostui First Nation
Windsor Police Service
Winnipeg Police Service
York Regional Police

Some Comments from our Delegates

  • Absolutely excellent, topical, insightful - s we can put into place immediately…Brandon Police Service
  • One of the best conference yet attended... was excellent and well run…RCMP "A" Division
  • Excellent info, dynamic speakers and plenty of opportunity to network. Thank you for organizing such an event!…Camrose Police Service
  • Quality of speakers was excellent. Face Off With Experts was worth the 2 days alone…Timmins Police Service
  • Excellent experience... the topics were very relevant and valuable. The networking opportunity was exceptional. Very pleased with the quality of presentation and overall venue…Fredericton Police Force
  • Formidable! An outstanding tool to improve leadership skills and network with experienced executives and chiefs …Gendarmerie Nationale, France
  • Absolutely Top Notch! Incredible overview of executive command …Windsor Police Service
  • Well structured and presented. Great Job! …Toronto Police Service
  • I am very pleased to attend. A great wealth of knowledge based on experiences. Very, very informative sessions. Very well organized throughout…Cape Breton Regional Police Service

2007 Guest Speakers

Note: Speakers are in alphabetical order 


Leroy D. Baca
Los Angeles County Sherrif's Department

On December 7, 1998, Sheriff Baca was sworn in as Los Angeles County's 30th Sheriff, having been elected by the citizens of Los Angeles County. Sheriff Baca commands the largest Sheriff's Department in the world and supervises more than 13,000 sworn and civilian personnel.

Sheriff Baca began his public service career on August 23, 1965, when he was sworn into the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Sheriff Baca excelled as the Commander of numerous stations as well as Aero Bureau and Special Enforcement Bureau.

As the Chief of Court Services Division, Sheriff Baca directed the strategy that led to the merger of the Sheriff's Department with the Marshal's Department. The merger saved the taxpayers of Los Angeles County 14 million dollars per year. For his efforts Sheriff Baca received the Department's Distinguished Service award.


Frank Beazley
Chief of Police
Halifax Regional Police Department 

Frank Beazley was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for Halifax Regional Municipality on July 8, 2003, after serving a 9 month term as Acting Chief.

In 1996, Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford police agencies amalgamated to form Halifax Regional Police and Chief Beazley served as Watch Commander and later Special Projects Officer for the Deputy Chief of Operations. In 1998, he was appointed to Inspector and then Superintendent of Operational Support and to the rank of Deputy Chief in August 2002. He served as Acting Chief of Police for nine months until his appointment as Chief in July 2003.

Chief Beazley was Officer in Charge of the Human Resources and Training Division of the Halifax Police Department. He has authored a number of lesson plans used to train officers on policing outlaw motorcycle gangs and has lectured on this subject at the Canadian Police College.


William Blair
Chief of Police
Toronto Police Service 

William Blair was appointed Chief of the Toronto Police Service on April 26, 2005. The Toronto Police Service employs over 5,200 officers and more than 2,000 civilian staff. Toronto has one of the largest municipal police services in North America, responsible for policing a vibrant city of almost 2.5 million people.

During his 28 years of service with the Toronto Police Service, Chief Blair has served in various areas of the organization including Corporate Communications, Community Policing Support Unit, Detective Operations, undercover drug enforcement, Hold-Up Squad, uniform patrol, Sexual Assault Co-ordinator, 51 and 52 Divisions and Five District Drug Squad.

In January 2001, he was promoted to Staff Superintendent and became the Commander of Central Field, and was responsible for nine police divisions within the inner City with approximately 2,000 personnel, centralization of the Paid Duty System Administration and overseeing major Community Events. In January 2003, he was the Staff Superintendent in charge of Detective Support and responsible for all specialized criminal investigations, including Organized Crime and National Security issues. In March 2005, Chief Blair was appointed the Interim Deputy Chief of Policing Operations Command and was responsible for the management of all Uniform Field Divisions.


Ella Bully-Cummings
Chief of Police
Detroit Police Department 

Ella Bully-Cummings became Chief of the Detroit Police Department in November of 2003. A longtime veteran of the force, which is the tenth largest in the United States, she became the first woman to lead the department in its 138-year history.

Bully-Cummings was 19 when she joined the force. She spent a decade as a patrol officer and was promoted to Sergeant in 1987. She held several other posts over the next few years, and also took college courses in her off-duty hours. After earning her undergraduate degree in public administration from Madonna University in 1993, she enrolled in classes at the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.

Bully-Cummings commands 4,700 sworn officers and civilian employees of a force that works under the eye of the Department of Justice. She is one of a number of women named to lead police departments in major U.S. cities, including San Francisco and Milwaukee. But unlike those cities’ blue ranks, Bully-Cummings leads a force that has an unusually high percentage of female officers.


John Carmichael
Director, Canadian Olympic Committee
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, City Pontiac, Toronto 

John Carmichael is a results-driven community and business leader dedicated to contributing in many capacities to ensure the strength and health of his community. He brings policy development experience from his role as Past Chairman of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association and from his appointment as founding chairman of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council. In both these roles John has been a leader in promoting consumer protection and raising standards in the automobile industry.

John is a strong advocate for strengthening community and family. His commitment is evident in his many years as a volunteer and fundraiser focusing on championing the causes of health care, education and sport. He is a member of North York General Hospital Foundation Board and has served on the Wellesley Hospital Foundation Board. John is an avid golfer and has been a competitive rower for many years. He is also the Past President of Rowing Canada and a Director of the Canadian Olympic Committee. John's broad range of business experience and community service has equipped him with the tools and the determination to bring responsibility, consensus-building, and sound management to leadership positions in both the public and private sectors.


Jim Cessford
Chief Constable
Delta Police Department 

Chief Constable Jim Cessford was appointed to his position with the Delta Police Department in 1995. 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 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 in Delta, 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.


Joseph Clark
National Manager for Canada - First Class Division
Open Text Corporation

Joseph Clark is the National Manager for Canada for the First Class Division of Open Text Corporation; Canada's market leader in collaboration solutions for municipalities, government, and publicly funded education.

Joseph has a keen interest in building collaboration within organizations in both the public and private sector. Through the use of technology Joseph has provided assistance to organizations as they seek to bridge the gap with field-staff that require a shared knowledge base. His experiences in this regard include the Hamilton Police Services and department of National defense.

Joseph is a published author, and producer of educational television programs for K-12 and higher education students. In 2005 Joseph created an online collaborative community for Canada's educators which provided professional development in the areas of bullying prevention, addiction awareness, and cultural appreciation.

He has presided over the board of directors of the Gordon Bell Foundation and acts as co-chair of policy advisory to one of Ontario's provincial parties.


Yvan Delorme
Montreal Police Service

Yvan Delorme was appointed Director of the Montreal Police Service in March of 2005. Prior to his appointment Director Delorme commanded the City’s drug squad and ran the department’s operations in the city’s north end.

Throughout his career Director Delorme has successfully commanded many aspects of the department’s jurisdiction. This includes areas that demanded attention to youth gangs and ethnic tensions. Director Delorme is highly regarded by investigators and members due in part to his broad policing experience.


Mohamed Doma
Senior Partner
Canadian Professional Management Services

Mohamed Doma, a senior management consultant with specialized experience and knowledge in policing and law enforcement, has worked extensively with policing organizations regarding strategic planning, integration of services, service reviews, mediation/facilitation of discussions, executive coaching and human resource process design.

Some of his clients include the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police Services, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Solicitor General's Office, Vancouver Police Department, Delta Police Department, South Vancouver Island Police Departments (Victoria, Saanich, Central Saanich, and Oak Bay), the Canadian Association of Police Boards, and the BC Association of Chiefs of Police.


Jack Ewatski
President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Chief of Police, Winnipeg Police Service 

Jack Ewatski was appointed to the position of Chief of the Winnipeg Police Service 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 leads over 1500 members of the Winnipeg Police Service with a community policing philosophy and a commitment to excellence in service delivery.

Chief Ewatski has developed expertise in the area of emergency response and management having lectured in Canada and Europe on this subject. He is a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.


Julian Fantino
Ontario Provincial Police 

Julian Fantino was appointed Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) on October 30, 2006 and leads more than 7,000 O.P.P. uniform and civilian members serving in Ontario. He is responsible for policing services to diverse communities throughout the province, including front-line delivery, administrative support services and highly specialized and multi-jurisdictional investigations.

Prior to his appointment to the O.P.P., Julian Fantino was Commissioner of Emergency Management for the Province of Ontario, a position he held since March 1, 2005. In that capacity, he was 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 to Emergency Management Julian Fantino was Chief of the Toronto Police Service with over 5200 officers and more than 2000 civilian staff. In all of Commissioner Fantino’s assignments, significant change took place that is best characterized as leading-edge within the policing community.


Larry Gravill
Chief OF Police
Waterloo Regional Police

Chief Larry Gravill was appointed Chief of Police for the Waterloo Region in 1992 and leads more than 900 members. He is committed to building long-term strategies to sustain a high quality of life for all citizens in Waterloo Region.

Chief Gravill began his policing career with the Ontario Provincial Police in 1970 working at the Downsview and Kitchener Detachments as a front-line officer. In 1973, he joined the Waterloo Regional Police Service serving as a police constable. Since that time he has held progressively responsible positions in the Service; including Executive Officer, Field Operations Commander, and Deputy Chief of Administration and Operations.

Chief Gravill is responsible for policing services to the many diverse neighborhoods throughout the region, including front-line delivery, administrative support services and highly specialized and multijurisdictional investigations.

In 2001, Chief Gravill was recognized for his outstanding meritorious service and leadership to the policing profession and invested as a Commander of the Order of Merit of Police Forces.


Dan Hutt
Manager of Police Services, University of Toronto
Canadian Director, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

Dan Hutt was appointed Manager of Police Services at the University of Toronto St. George Campus in November 2000, after a thirty year career with Toronto Police Service where he attained the rank of Staff Inspector. Mr. Hutt currently serves as Director for Canada of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). He is a member of the Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators (OACUSA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) (University and College Section) and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP).

In 2006, Mr. Hutt presented to the European Association of Campus Security conference in St. Petersburg and presented at the IACLEA conference in Ottawa in 2004.

Most recently Dan was interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in relation to the incident at Virginia Tech in the US. Dan has specific views on the need for collaboration between municipal and community based law enforcement agencies such as campus police.


Timothy Killam
Deputy Commissioner, Operations and Integration
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Timothy Killam was promoted to Deputy Commissioner, Operations and Integration in June 2005. In this role, Deputy Commissioner Killam is responsible for the management and leadership of the following RCMP business lines: Criminal Intelligence Directorate, Strategic Policy and Planning Branch, Integrated Operational Support, and Community, Contract & Aboriginal Policing Services.

In addition, the Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Integration assumes a leading role in ensuring integration within the RCMP, with key law enforcement partners and with government departments/agencies.


Armand La Barge
Chief of Police
York Regional Police

Chief Armand La Barge began his career with York Regional Police in 1973 and was appointed as Chief of Police on December 12, 2002. Chief La Barge oversees five district headquarters, 330 support staff, and more than 1,000 officers. Chief La Barge is responsible for an area north of Toronto that is growing by almost 40,000 people a year. Chief La Barge adopts a broad view of police work, one that encompasses all aspects of serving the community.

He believes effective police work is more about preventing a crime than it is catching someone who has committed a crime. “It’s not just about enforcement. It’s about helping people — and helping people solve problems.” Chief La Barge has received many awards: the most recent being Officer of the Order of Merit presented by Her Excellency Governor General Michaëlle Jean on May 19, 2006, in Ottawa.


Ian F. A. Mackenzie
Chief Constable
Abbotsford Police Department

Chief Constable Ian Mackenzie has been a police officer for over 30 years. He joined the Abbotsford Police Department as Deputy Chief in 1993 after serving in various capacities and at several ranks with the Vancouver Police Department for 17 years. He was appointed as Chief Constable in 2001.

Chief Constable Mackenzie has led the Abbotsford Police Department through a period of rapid change and growth, as the Department has doubled in size over the past 10 years. Major change projects that have occurred under Chief Mackenzie's guidance include: expanding the Department to police an adjoining city; implementing new CAD and RMS systems; major civilianization and contracting out of non-operational positions including managerial functions; and numerous integration projects with other police agencies.

Chief Mackenzie holds an LL.B. degree from the University of British Columbia and is an adjunct professor at the University College of the Fraser Valley. He is a graduate of the Canadian Police College Executive Development Course and the FBI National Academy. Chief Mackenzie is a recipient of the Exemplary Police Service medal and is a Member of the Order of Merit for the Police Services.


Edgar MacLeod
Chief of Police
Cape Breton REgional Municipal Police Department

Edgar MacLeod was appointed Chief of Police for the Cape Breton Regional Municipal 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 the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. In 30 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 of the Order of Merit of Police Forces at a ceremony in Rideau Hall, Ottawa.

Chief MacLeod is a past President of the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police and has served as Director and Vice President on the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. He has served on several CACP committees and was Chair of the Crime Prevention Community Policing Committee. He was elected President of CACP in August of 2003.


Terry McLaren
Chief of Police
Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service

Terry McLaren was appointed to his current position of Chief of the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service in 1997 following two years as Deputy Chief. Prior to his appointment to Peterborough in 1995 Chief McLaren spent 24 years with the Niagara Regional Police.

Chief McLaren is President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and has taken part in many facets of committee work. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and sits on the Police Statistics Canada Committee. Chief McLaren is also active in community activities through local service organizations.

In May 2006, Chief McLaren was invested as a member of the Order of Merit of Police Forces by Her Excellency the Governor General and he has also been awarded the 20 and 30 year Police Exemplary Service Award from the Governor General of Canada. In 1998, he was presented with the Gold Medal Award from the Ontario Human Rights and Race Relations Center for his contributions in promoting race relations.

Chief McLaren has been commended on three occasions for outstanding police work and has received three community citations for community betterment from the City of Peterborough for his work in the community as a volunteer.


Georges-Pierre Monchotte
Lieutenant Colonel
National Gendarmerie, Paris, France

From 2002 to 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Monchotte was divisional Gendarmerie company commander in the county of Var in charge of general law enforcement: protection of life and property, reducing the incidence and effect of crime, detecting and apprehending offenders, maintaining enforcement and enhancing public safety and tranquility, empowering communities to deal with issues of community safety and creating more effective community partnerships with elected representatives and mayors of the cities under his remit.

In that time, Lieutenant Colonel Monchotte had under his responsibility the security of the presidential summer residence and the security of the immense European summer migration to the seaside in his area of responsibility.

Lieutenant Colonel Monchotte was detached in Peace Keeping operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the UNO and in Kosovo with NATO and spent one year in Chile among Chilean Carabineros attending the Police Sciences Academy course. He is presently in charge, within National Gendarmerie General Staff, of international cooperation, of Gendarmerie bilateral cooperation in Eurasia, Oceania and American continents.


Richard J. Nixon
McCarthy Tétrault

Richard J. Nixon is a partner in the Labour and Employment Group of McCarthy Tetrault in Toronto. His practice focuses on employment and labour law, acting on behalf of private sector employers. In 2006, Mr. Nixon was named one of the "Best Labour and Employment Lawyers in Canada" in Canada's National Post. In 2005 — 2006, Mr. Nixon represented a Fortune 500 sportswear company before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. He also represented a Fortune 500 multinational employer and a major Canadian telecommunications and cable employer in proceedings before the Canada Industrial Relations Board. He also represents major employers in the pharmaceutical, insurance, transportation, auto parts, security guard, construction engineering, consumer products and forest products industries.

Mr. Nixon regularly advises on employee terminations, wrongful dismissal actions, employment standards claims, human rights complaints, collective agreement negotiations, arbitrations, occupational health and safety charges, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act appeals and corporate transactions. He regularly represents employers before arbitration boards, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act tribunals and various courts.

Mr. Nixon received his BA (Economics) in 1973 and his MBA in 1975 from the University of Western Ontario, and his LLB from the University of Toronto in 1980. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1982.


Sharon Papa
Assistant Chief
Los Angeles Police Department

On February 23, 2003, Chief Papa made City history when she was sworn in as the first woman promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Sharon Papa joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1997 when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Police Department merged with the Los Angeles Police Department. Chief Papa served with the MTA for almost 17 years. Her assignments included Uniformed Patrol, Investigations, Recruitment, Training and Internal Affairs. Chief Papa's assignment with the MTA, from 1990 to 1997, was as its Chief of Police. Chief Papa's leadership, direction and vision contributed significantly to the successful merger of the MTA and the Los Angeles Police Departments.

After joining the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Papa was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations-Central Bureau. She served in this capacity until she became the official Department spokesperson as the Commanding Officer of Community Affairs Group. Chief Papa was then selected to serve as the Department's Ombuds Officer.

In November of 2002, Chief Papa was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief and was assigned as Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief of Police.


J.D. Patterson Jr.
Assistant Director
Miami Dade Police Department

J.D. Patterson. Jr. was appointed Assistant Director of Support Services for the Miami Dade Police Department in July. 2004. He joined the Miami Dade Police Department in 1984 following an Honorable Discharge from the US Air Force and since that time has steadily assumed positions of greater responsibility with the Department. Prior to his Assistant Director Patterson served as Division Chief, Major, Lieutenant and Sergeant.

As the largest metropolitan area in the State of Florida, Miami-Dade County is often referred to as the "Gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean." The community is located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula.

Support Services is one of three large service areas in the Miami Dade Department. Responsibilities in this service area include, among others, budget, planning, resource management, training, communications, and personnel management.

Assistant Director Patterson has Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management. He also has executive development training in middle management and media relations. Assistant Director Patterson's professional memberships include Past President of the Progressive Officers Club, the National Black Police Association, and the FBI national Academy Associates.


Richard J. Pennington
Chief of Police
Atlanta Police Department

Richard J. Pennington was appointed the 22nd Police Chief for Atlanta on July 2002. He is responsible for the overall operation of 2,300 sworn and non-sworn employees, three divisions and an annual budget of more than $165 million. Chief Pennington has established a weekly Command Operation Briefing to Revitalize Atlanta (COBRA) to discuss crime patterns and develop strategies to eliminate problems throughout the city; has received national accreditation for the Department through CALEA in March 2005; and reorganized the Department by decentralizing all enforcement and investigative functions.

He has also implemented a new beat redesign to more evenly distribute officers’ workload; formed the Cyber Crime Task Force with the FBI to develop skills and resources for investigating computer-related crimes. Chief Pennington has implemented a lateral entry program which recruits and trains new officers who currently have policing experience; received approval to hire 100 additional officers; and most importantly, has reduced crime in the City by 21.2%.


Stephen Pierce
Victoria Police Visiting Police Fellow
Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) 

Stephen was appointed a Visiting Fellow at the AIPM in January 2005. He has a 29 year police career with Victoria Police and significant operational experience in uniform and the State Crime Squads particularly in the Asian and organised crime areas. He was involved in the development of Major Crime Investigation Strategies and technological advancements including digital imaging data bases. He was a strong practitioner of police/community relationships and received a number of community awards during this period including the Ethnic Communities Annual Policeman of the Year Award.

Steve has built substantial commercial and business acumen via previous roles as Officer in Charge, Commercial Business Unit and Manager, International Programs, Airlie Leadership Development Centre. He also has recent experience as State Manager of the Crime Prevention Office. In his current role he is responsible for delivery of Leadership Programs at post graduate level for senior police in Australasia and the Pacific region.

Stephen has a Masters of Business Administration (Deakin University); Masters of Leadership and Management (Policing)(Charles Sturt University); Grad Cert App Mgt (AIPM); Assoc Diploma Policing (Monash Uni.); Cert IV's in C'tract Mgt & Service C'tract Mgt; and was a Williamson Fellow with Leadership Victoria in 2003.


Paul R. A. Stanley
Senior Partner
Ray & Berndtson Canada

Paul is one of the Senior Partners of Ray & Berndtson Canada and a Founding Partner of the Toronto Office. He has an Honours degree in Psychology from McGill University and an Master’s of Science. in Organizational and Counselling Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Paul is a Certified Management Consultant with 25 years of experience and has worked in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom; he has also carried out senior level recruiting assignments on behalf of the World Bank in Africa and the Caribbean.

His domestic clients include organizations in the fields of technology, communications, as well as professional firms and public institutions. Paul has been Project Director on assignments for a wide range of clients helping to build senior executive teams for organizations experiencing the challenges of growth or major change.


Paul Stephenson
Deputy Commissioner
Metropolitan Police, London England

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

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


Ian Wilms
Canadian Association of Police Boards

Ian has a diverse business and government background, and has held various executive and management positions within IBM for the past 11 years. The current position being IBM Services Partner Manager. Ian is engaged in the Calgary community through his role as Vice Chairman of the Calgary Police Commission and President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards.

Ian was an officer with the Canadian Naval Reserve for 10 years, and was also a Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs responsible for Security and Intelligence. Ian has been an enthusiastic member of The Calgary Chamber of Commerce for the past six years and has been an active participant on the Education and Training Committee, Civic Affairs Committee and the Salute to Excellence Committee. Ian is also active in the local community as a soccer coach for U6 and U8 children in Douglasdale. He was recently recognized as one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 by Calgary Inc magazine.