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International Conference for Police & Law Enforcement Executives 2009

Executive Career Development: Executive Challenges in the Global Environment


April 19-21 in Halifax, NS, Canada
Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

This fifth annual conference became truly an international event as delegates from seventeen countries came to Halifax to participate in the conference with its theme “Executive Challenges in the Global Environment”. Keynote speakers and panel members addressed the four sub-themes of the global environment, organizational realities of the future, labour issues, and work-life balance by drawing on personal experiences and providing delegates with strategies for success.

Participants Included

Accident Support Services International Ltd.ABM United Kingdom
Accident Support Services International Ltd.
Amherst Police Department
Atlantic Region RCMP
Brockville Police Service
Canada Firearms Centre (RCMP)
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal
Canadian Police College
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
CAPB Board Member & Chair of the Peel Regional Police Services Board
Cape Breton Regional Police Service
Chatham-Kent Police Service
City of Grande Prairie
CN Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, Saint Mary's University
Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit - British Columbia
Conservation & Protection
Correctional Service of Canada
Criminal Intelligence Service Canada
Dakota Ojibway Police Service
Dalhousie University
Delta Police Department
Direction des Renseignements Criminels, Surete du Quebec
DMR - Fujitsu America
DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems - Personal Protection
Durham Regional Police Service
Eagle County Sheriffs Office
Edmonton Police Service
Embassy of Israel
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
FBI's Office of Law Enforcement Coordination
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Police of Belgium
File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
Fredericton Police Force
Freelance Journalist
Fujitsu Consulting
Gatineau Police
Grande Prairie RCMP
Guelph Police Service
Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax Regional Police
Harvard University Police Department
Homeland Security and Gendarmerie
Homeland Security Attaché at the French Embassy in Canada
Hong Kong Special Administration Region
Indian Police Service
International Peace Operations Branch - RCMP
Kamloops RCMP Detachment
Kativik Regional Police Force
Lethbridge Regional Police Commission
Lethbridge Regional Police Service
Liechtenstein National Police
Listuguj Police Department
Medicine Hat Police Service
Metropolitan Police Department
Military Police Unit
Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
New Brunswick Association of Chiefs of Police
New Glasgow Police Service
New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police
New Zealand Police
Newark Police Department
Niagara College
Niche Technology Inc.
Nigeria Police Force
Nova Scotia Association of Chiefs of Police
Nova Scotia Department of Justice
Nova Scotia Minister of Public Safety
Ontario Provincial Police
Orlando Police Department
OSAC, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State
Ottawa Police Service
Peel Regional Police
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Parliament House, New Delhi
RCMP - Halifax
RCMP - National Traffic Services
RCMP "A" Division
RCMP 'C' Division
RCMP Halifax
RCMP Investigative Standards
Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board
Royal Bahamas Police
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Saint John Police Force
Sault Ste Marie Police Services
SCBCTA Police Service
Service de police de la Ville de Montréal
Solicitor General and Public Security
Springfield Police Department
Surete du Quebec
Surrey RCMP Detachment
Thunder Bay Police Service
Timmins Police Service
Toronto Police Service
Town of New Glasgow (New Glasgow Police Service)
Town of Truro
Trenton Police Services
Truro Police Service
Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems
Versaterm Inc.
Western Alberta District - RCMP
Whistler - Pemberton RCMP
Windsor Police Service
York Regional Police

Some Comments from our Delegates

  • Well organized. Great tradeshow…Hamilton Police Service
  • Excellent networking opportunity. Many valuable presentations!…RCMP
  • Most interesting to see the common problems we all share as organizations. …Overseas Security Advisory Council, Diplomatic Security Service – Washington, D.C.
  • Excellent conference…City of Grande Prairie
  • Exciting and informative conference. The venue was perfect and the speakers were knowledgeable. This conference allowed us the ability to network with International Police Executives, which allows us to improve the quality of our future conferences…Chatham-Kent Police Service / Ontario Association of Police Educators
  • Extremely well organized! The venue was also outstanding for networking as well…Criminal Intelligence Service Canada
  • Fantastic… Great and smooth conference. I’ll come back in York!…Belgian Federal Police
  • A great conference, very interesting presentations and a perfect networking possibility. Ideal location, thank you for having had the opportunity to have been here!…Liechtenstein National Police
  • Excellent and well orchestrated event!…Whistler-Pemberton RCMP
  • Well run and great time control. Topics were appropriate, timely and well presented…RCMP
  • Very informative. I am more than pleased with all aspects…Kativik Regional Police Force
  • Julian Fantino was an articulate, Forward thinking and challenging speaker. Very insightful presentation…Harvard University Police Department
  • Great tool for networking…Listuguj Police Department
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this conference!…Fredericton Police Force

2009 Guest Speakers

Note: Speakers are in alphabetical order 


Gary Bass, O.O.M
Deputy Commissioner, Pacific Region
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Deputy Commissioner Bass joined the RCMP from New Brunswick in 1971 and, following training, was posted to Canada’s East Coast where he worked in General Duties, Underwater Recovery Operations, National Criminal Intelligence Section and the General Investigation Section.

In 1992, he was commissioned to the rank of Inspector and transferred to British Columbia’s Provincial Serious Crime Section. Deputy Commissioner Bass has investigated and overseen a multitude of complex investigations, including several hundred homicides. He has been accepted as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of Canada with respect to Major Case Management, Organized Crime and Drug investigations.

In December 2006, Deputy Commissioner Bass was promoted to his current rank and position as the Deputy Commissioner, Pacific Region and Commanding Officer “E” Division for the RCMP in British Columbia. He is responsible for all policing matters for the 5,800 police officers serving hundreds of communities from 127 detachments.


Darrel Beaton
Superintendent, Officer in Charge Halifax District

Superintendent Beaton has been a member of the RCMP for 29 years. He is originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and served his first 21 years with the RCMP in the Province of Alberta. He has a background in general duty policing, Major Crime and Federal Drug Enforcement. Since 2001 he has held four positions either as Detachment Commander or Watch Commander, both in Alberta and in Nova Scotia, and a dual role as the Chief of Police for Alexis First Nations Police Service, AB. In December of 2005 he was commissioned to the rank of Inspector as the Operations Officer for Halifax District RCMP and in November of 2008 was appointed to the rank of Superintendent as the Officer In Charge of Halifax District.

Superintendent Beaton is the recipient of the RCMP Long Service Medal and the Queens Jubilee Medal for his contribution to First Nations Policing.


Frank Beazley
Chief of Police
Halifax Regional Police

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.

He was appointed to Inspector in 1998, 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
President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service

Chief Blair was appointed Chief of the Toronto Police Service on April 26, 2005. Toronto has one of the largest municipal police services in North America, employing over 5,200 officers and more than 2,000 civilian staff.

In January 2001, Chief Blair 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 was 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.


Lynda A. Bordeleau
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
Legal advisor to CAnadian Assoc. of Chiefs of Police 

Lynda A. Bordeleau was admitted to the Bar in 1992. The current focus of her practice is on police regulatory matters on behalf of police management. Her devotion to, and expertise in, this area has made Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall one of the very few in Canada that specializes in police regulatory law.

Lynda’s areas of expertise in police law include misconduct prosecutions, officer injury and accommodation, performance management, human rights complaints and both interest and rights arbitrations. She is also a central resource for police operational opinions, risk management assessments, and board governance issues.

Lynda has appeared before provincial boards and arbitrators on policing issues across Canada. Lynda also has considerable expertise in advising municipalities on general municipal law issues as well as labour and employment matters unique to the municipal sector.
Lynda’s areas of expertise in police law include misconduct prosecutions, officer injury and accommodation, performance management, human rights complaints and both interest and rights arbitrations. She is also a central resource for police operational opinions, risk management assessments, and board governance issues.

Lynda has appeared before provincial boards and arbitrators on policing issues across Canada. Lynda also has considerable expertise in advising municipalities on general municipal law issues as well as labour and employment matters unique to the municipal sector.


John Buckley
ABM United Kingdom 

John Buckley has served as a police officer in Northern Ireland for over 28 years specialising in all aspects of counter terrorism, intelligence gathering and covert operations. He has had extensive experience in the management of human intelligence sources (confidential informants) and intelligence gathering with particular regard to counter terrorism investigations. He is an author and lecturer with extensive experience delivering training programs to international police organizations.

In 2006 John was appointed as training manager in the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) with responsibility for developing and delivering best practice in relation to counter terrorism protective security. John has acted as an independent consultant in relation to risk management, to numerous police forces, government departments and to the private sector. This includes developing policy, procedures and structures in relation to the risk in managing covert operations and to dealing with the relevant aspects of health and safety legislation.


Tony Burbridge
Deputy Chief
Halifax Regional Police 

Deputy Burbridge has been a police officer since 1977 and has served in many areas of policing throughout his career. He was a member of the Police Union Executive for ten years, during which he served as President for six years. In 1998, he was promoted to Superintendent in charge of the Operations Division and in 2001, he volunteered to serve with the United Nations.

He was posted to Kosovo as the Deputy Director of Operations. Upon his return, Deputy Burbridge assumed the role of Officer-in-Charge of Administration. Shortly after that Deputy Burbridge took on the challenging position of Acting Deputy Chief of Operations and was later promoted to his current position of Deputy Chief, Operational Support.


Thierry Cailloz
Advisor, Colonel
Homeland Security and Gendarmerie 

Col Thierry Cailloz was appointed to his current assignment as Homeland Security and Gendarmerie
Advisor in 2007 by the French Defense Minister. Immediately prior to this appointment he served as National Gendarmerie Armoured Group Commander for Versailles Satory from 2005 to 2007. From 2002 to 2005, Col. Cailloz served as Territorial Gendarmerie Commander for the District of Savoie (French Alps Region) from 2005 to 2007. His early career saw him serve in a wide variety of positions, in the field, at training headquarters, and at the National Gendarmerie Headquarters in Paris.

Col. Cailloz’s professional training includes that of Auditor of the international group “Pearls of Policing” 2008 – 2009, national Auditor of the high institute of Homeland Security, and Regional Auditor of the High Institute of National Defense. He has a Masters Degree from the Political Studies Institute of Toulouse and a host of medals including a gold medal for national defense and the United Nations medal UNPROFOR.


Jim Cessford
Chief Constable
Delta Police Department

Chief Constable 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.


Steven Chabot
Deputy Director General, Sûreté du Québec
President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police 

Deputy Director General Steven Chabot was elected President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) in August of 2007. Mr. Chabot was invested as an Officer within the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in 2005. He served as CACP Vice-President (Québec) from 2004 to 2007. A graduate in human resources and numerous police courses, he holds a Master’s degree in public administration from the École nationale d’administration publique. Mr. Chabot takes on leadership of the CACP at a critical time for policing and public safety in Canada. “Policing is undergoing a huge turnover,” notes Mr. Chabot, “as senior police leaders retire in record numbers. We need to attract younger people to policing as a career, and find ways to retain them in the profession.” 

The CACP, under Chabot’s leadership, maintains an active watching brief on legislation, proposing new or improved laws to meet current investigative needs and emerging issues.


Ward Clapham
Chief Officer
South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police 

Chief Officer Ward Clapham was the Superintendent for the Richmond Detachment of the RCMP from 2001 to 2008. During the Chief Officer’s 28-year RCMP career, he has served in small isolated communities in Northern Alberta as well as in Calgary, Edmonton and Nanaimo. His past roles have included undercover investigation of homicides and drug trafficking, and being the operations commander of South Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team. Chief Officer Clapham is an experienced and respected senior police officer, and well known nationally and internationally for his leadership style and comprehensive policing approach in advancing public safety. He holds an Associate Degree in Criminology and has received the following awards for his contribution to leadership, community service and policing: The Canadian Head of Public Service Award, the Order of Merit of Police Forces, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, the Queens Golden Jubilee and the Rotary Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence.


Marvin Dames
Senior Assistant Commissioner
Grand Bahama 

Marvin Dames was appointed Assistant Commissioner, Royal Bahamas Police Service, in 2007. His responsibilities include uniform/operations and border/port security. Prior to his appointment A/C Dames was Chief Superintendent of Police. He has just completed a one year secondment to the Toronto Police Service and his selection for this assignment reflects his stature and reputation within the Royal Bahamas Police Service.

Prior to his role as Chief Superintendent A/C Dames was in the Plainclothes Division as Officer-In-Charge in the central detective unit (1998-2007) and the drug reinforcement unit (1995-1998). His uniformed assignments included an attachment to the Detective Squad at Scotland Yard. Throughout his career, A/C Dames has presented at many conferences and training centers and has published many documents. The topics for these programs have included drug enforcement, program guides for his department, and the challenges facing law enforcement officers.


ArLa L. Day, PhD
Canada Research Chair, Dept. of Psychology
Saint Mary's University 

Arla Day is a Canada Research Chair and Full Professor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. She is a founding member of both the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the Nova Scotia Psychological Healthy Workplace Award committee, which she chairs (the awards recognize organizations for their commitment to the health, safety and work-life balance of their employees).

Arla is an active researcher, identifying the factors that improve work-life balance, organizational/employee health and well-being, assessing the effectiveness of organizational interventions, and developing psychologically healthy workplaces. She has consulted with a number of private and public organizations, and she regularly gives workshops and talks on issues related to healthy workplaces, work-life balance, and occupational health.


Yvan Delorme
Service de police de la Ville de Montreal 

Yvan Delorme was appointed Director, the head of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) in March, 2005. As the second largest municipal police agency in Canada, the SPVM employs over 4200 police officers and an additional 1000 civilian employees.

Since joining the SPVM in 1983, Director Delorme has successfully commanded many aspects of the department’s jurisdiction. This included roles with the Narcotic and Controlled Drug Division, Organized Crime Division, Operational Management Office, Technical Services Division and Operations. He is highly regarded by investigators and members alike due in part to his broad policing experience. Prior to his last promotion as the Director, he was the Assistant Director and Chief of the Service à la communauté of the city’s north end and commanded the city’s drug squad. 

It is his outstanding career path, his approachability and leadership that have culminated with his appointment as the 34th Director of the SPVM, one of the youngest officers to ever be appointed to this position.


Val B. Demings
Chief of Police
Orlando Police Department 

Chief Demings was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Orlando in December, 2007. Prior to her appointment Chief Demings served as the Bureau Commander for Patrol Services, and was responsible for over 300 sworn and civilian personnel. In addition to her regular assignments, Chief Demings served 12 years on the Crisis Negotiation Team, Commander of the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, and Executive Vice President of the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police.

Chief Demings served as the Commander of Special Operations where she managed special events, dignitary protection, traffic enforcement, traffic homicide, marine patrol, the K-9, vehicles for hire units, and the reserve and auxiliary units. She has worked many assignments throughout her career, including the West Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Crime Prevention Division, Explorer and Cadet Unit, Public Information Office, Internal Affairs, and the Airport Division.


Mohamed Doma
Senior Partner
Canadian Professional Management Services

Mr. Doma has worked extensively with policing organizations that have required his expertise, diplomacy, knowledge and expert counsel in such areas as strategic planning, contract negotiations, labour relations and executive coaching.

Mr. Doma has facilitated complex discussions regarding policing services and community expectations, the Police Complaints process, integration of municipal and federal services, and by order in council, has facilitated the discussion regarding the integration amongst the South Vancouver Island Police Departments.

Other policing experience includes the development of a five year strategic plan for the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police, the integration of the Organized Crime Agency of B.C. with the RCMP and a strategic planning model for the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police Service as they transitioned from a transportation to a policing organization. Mr. Doma developed and facilitated a series of leadership programs to the Canadian Association of Police Boards, the Vancouver Police Department, the Delta Police Department and the Abbotsford Police Department to name a few.


Richard Dooley
Freelance Journalist

Richard Dooley has spent nearly 20 years talking with police officers and criminals about crime. As the former crime reporter for Halifax’s The Daily News, he has reported on nearly every major crime in the city over the past decade.

Mr. Dooley also has had the opportunity to see the inner workings of police organizations, researching how homicide detectives work and riding with front line police officers during routine patrols. As the assignment editor for the newspaper, he helped set the news agenda for the day and decided which stories deserved prominent play in the paper. Before returning to Halifax in the mid-1990s, Richard worked as a journalist in Ontario, British Columbia and Europe for various news organizations. He continues to be fascinated by police work and unsolved crimes.


Julian Fantino
Ontario Provincial Police 

Julian Fantino was appointed Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on October 30, 2006 and leads more than 7,000 OPP uniform and civilian members. 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 OPP., 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.

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.


Mario Harel
Gatineau Police Service 

Directeur Mario Harel began his career in 1984. Now in his 25th year of service Directeur Harel has continuously pursued positions of greater responsibility and, as a result, has extensive experience in a broad range of jurisdictions. His experience includes working in the office of criminal investigations, special events, crime prevention, and then to the overall direction of the police force. Directeur Harel has broad experience in both the operations and administration sides of policing. Furthermore, his involvement at the regional, provincial, and national levels provides him with a strong global perspective of the challenges and issues facing law enforcement executives. Directeur Harel currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.


Jules S. Hoch
Director of the Criminal Police Department
Liechtenstein National Police 

Jules S. Hoch was appointed Director of the Criminal Police Department when Liechtenstein, the tiny principality in the heart of Europe, was black-listed by the FATF and heavily criticized by the international community not to cooperate in the combat against money laundering and organized crime.

He reformed the department and set up a new unit to combat financial and organized crime. Under his leadership the Liechtenstein Criminal Police increased international police cooperation and became a respected and reliable partner in the fight against international crime.


Gerry Lynch
Assistant Commissioner
Royal Canadian mounted Police 

Acting Deputy Commissioner Gerry Lynch assumed his current responsibilities in early 2008 while continuing to serve as Commissioner of “B” division in Newfoundland and Labrador.

From 1982 to 1987 Acting Deputy Commissioner Lynch was attached to Commercial Crime units in Lethbridge and subsequently Calgary, Alberta. In 1987 he was assigned to the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games responsible for police information systems; 1988 transferred to National Headquarters Foreign Services Directorate; and in 1991 transferred to New Brunswick as officer responsible for Informatics, then as officer responsible for Commercial Crime, and then as officer responsible for Federal Policing in New Brunswick.

In 1998 he was transferred to Newfoundland & Labrador as officer responsible for Criminal Operations for the province. In addition to undergraduate degrees, Acting Deputy Commissioner Lynch is a graduate of the Canadian Police College and Queen’s University Executive Development Programs.



Barry MacKnight
Chief of Police
Fredericton Police Department

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

Chief MacKnight served with the RCMP for one year before returning to New Brunswick in 1987, where he worked with the Blackville Police Department. He has served as aide-de-camp 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.


Garry McCarthy
Newark Police Department 

Garry F. McCarthy was appointed Police Director of Newark New Jersey in September of 2006. Under his leadership the Newark Police Department has become stronger, smarter and better equipped. A combination of a common sense approach and implementing innovative programs in the short time Director McCarthy has taken over the Police Department is beginning to bear fruit. 

Director McCarthy recently launched a Quality of Life Initiative that works along with a multi-agency task force, consisting of the Police Department, Alcoholic Beverage Control, Fire Department, Health Department, Code Enforcement and Uniform Construction Code Officials. The purpose of the initiative is to reduce crime and the fear of crime. 

To further assist police personnel and continue the department’s overall reduction in crime, the City of Newark will shortly implement a public safety camera program. This program will deter, prevent and capture crimes in neighborhoods.


Christopher Murphy, PhD
Departmental Chairperson
Dalhousie University, Halifax 

Christopher Murphy’s current research and teaching interest lies in the sociology of policing, security and governance, social and criminal justice, and social policy research. He has conducted both academic and policy related research on a variety of justice issues, such as victims services, comparative police organizations, community based policing, aboriginal and Japanese policing, private policing and security, and police rationalization.

He is currently engaged in research on international policing and governance, the impact of security on public policing and the policing of migration and immigrant communities in Canada.

He regularly teaches courses in Criminology, the Sociology of Law, Police and Society, and Issues in Social Justice and Social Policy Research. He has published numerous journal articles, research reports and book chapters based on his research.


CHarles Rabbat
Service de police de la Ville de Montreal 

Charles Rabbat was promoted to the rank of Inspector and was placed in charge of the Business Development and Foreign Affairs Unit in November 2005. A visionary and innovative leader, Mr. Rabbat was given responsibility for developing and promoting the business concept for the Montreal Police Service.

In conjunction with his main responsibilities, Charles manages the deployment process of SPVM police officers who are deployed on peace keeping missions under the United Nations. He has participated in several Canadian inspection missions with the RCMP in Haiti, Guatemala, Kosovo, Bosnia and East Timor. In 1997 Inspector Rabbat was promoted as commander to the Director’s office and in December 1999, he was appointed Head of the Commercialisation and Foreign Affairs Unit. Mr. Rabbat’s work ethic and influence has given the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal a solid reputation at the International level as well as with the Montreal business community.


Ronald C. Ruecker
Assistant Director
FBI's Office of Law Enforcement Coordination 

On January 6, 2009, Director Robert S. Mueller, III announced the appointment of Ronald C. Ruecker to the position of Assistant Director to oversee the efforts of the Office of Law Enforcement Coordination. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ruecker was the Director of Public Safety for the City of Sherwood, Oregon. He is also the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and was previously the General Chair of the IACP’s Division of State and Provincial Police. Mr. Ruecker also chaired the IACP Homeland Security Committee and was a member of the Civil Rights Committee. He served for more than 31 years with the Oregon State Police, concluding his tenure there as Superintendent in December 2006. While there, he also served as Deputy Superintendent, Commander of two of the department’s three Bureaus. Mr. Ruecker was appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber as Oregon’s Homeland Security Advisor in 2001 and served in that role until 2004.

During his tenure with the State Police in Oregon, he held the position of Commander of the State Youth Gang Strike Force and Director of the Office of Professional Standards which includes Labor Relations, Risk Management and Internal Affairs. Mr. Ruecker also worked in the Criminal Investigations Division conducting homicide and state institution criminal investigations.


King-Shing Tang
Commissioner of Police
Hong Kong Special Administration Region 

Mr. Tang King-Shing was appointed Commissioner of Police in January 2007. This appointment followed his appointment as Deputy Commissioner of Police in December 2003. As Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) he took over responsibility for all aspects of the operational policing of the Force. Mr. Tang spent a large part of his early career in operational duties including attachments to the Police Tactical Unit and the Force’s counter terrorist Special Duties Unit. He was promoted to Chief Superintendent of Police in 1996 and prior to that he served primarily in the uniform branch with postings as District Commander Airport, Chief Superintendent Special Duty for the 1997 Handover of Sovereignty Ceremonies, District Commander of Mongkok District, and Deputy Regional Commander of Hong Kong Island Region. Mr. Tang was seconded to the Metropolitan Police, London, UK, under the Superintendent Exchange Scheme and performed the role of a Divisional Superintendent.