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International Conference for Police & Law Enforcement Executives 2013

The New Reality: Can We Deliver?


May 26 to 28 in Toronto, ON, Canada
Hilton Toronto


Participants Included

ABM America
Accenture Federal Services 
Alameda County Sheriff's Office 
Alberta Justice And Solicitor General 
Angola National Police Force 
Anishinabek Police Service
Association of Chief Police Officers
Atlantic Police Academy
Birmingham Police Department
Brantford Police Service
Calgary Police Service
CN Police
Cobourg Police Service
Consulate General of Ghana
Consulate General of the Kingdom of Netherlands
Durham Regional Police Service 
First Bank of Nigeria Plc
Greater Sudbury Police Service
Guyana Police Force
Hamilton Police Service
Justice Institute of British Columbia - Police Academy
Kingston Police
Law Development Agency 
London Police Service 
Middlesex County Sheriff's office
Military Police - National Defence
Niagara Regional Police Service 
Nigerian Stock Exchange
North Bay Police Service 
Ontario Provincial Police
OPP Association
Ottawa Police Service
Peel Regional Police 
Philadelphia Police Department Philippine College of Criminology
Power Corporation of Canada 
Public Safety 
Queensland Police Service 
RCMP - Southeast District office 
Regina Police Service 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Royal Police of Antigua and Barbuda
Saskatoon Police Service 
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service 
Seattle Police Department
Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil
Service de police de la Ville de Québec
Six Nations Police
Stratford Police Service 
The Netherlands Embassy 
The Nigeria Police Force 
Thunder Bay Police Service 
Timmins Police Service 
Toronto Police Service
Town of Truro 
University of Toronto
Vancouver Police Department
Waterloo Regional Police Service 
Windsor Police Service 
Winnipeg Police Association 
Woodstock Police Service 
York Regional Police 

Some Comments from our Delegates

  • "Outstanding speakers" Ontario Provincial Police
  • "Networking was of great benefit" London Police Service
  • "Excellent speakers with very diverse topics" Regina Police Service
  • "Excellent and very informative" Philippine College of Criminology
  • "Enjoyed the networking and calibre of speakers" Durham Regional Police

2013 Guest Speakers

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Toronto Police Service logo William Blair, C.O.M.
     Chief of Police
     Toronto Police Service

Chief Blair was appointed Chief of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) in April 2005. The TPS employs over 5,500 Police Officers and 2,200 civilian employees; it is the largest municipal police service in Canada and one of the largest in North America.

In January 2003, Chief Blair was the Staff Superintendent in charge of Detective Support and responsible for all specialized criminal investigations. In January 2001, he was promoted to Staff Superintendent and became the Commander of Central Field, and was responsible for 9 police divisions within the inner City with approximately 2,000 personnel, centralization of the Paid Duty System Administration and overseeing major Community Events.

As Toronto's Chief of Police, he has overseen the development of the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) to combat violent crime. Rapid response teams are deployed to at-risk neighbourhoods to enhance enforcement and support local policing initiatives while promoting the role of Community Response Units and the 'neighbourhood police officer.'

Vancouver Jim Chu, O.O.M.
     Chief Constable
     Vancouver Police Department

Chief Chu a 32-year veteran with the Vancouver Police Department, was appointed Chief Constable in August 2007. He joined the Vancouver Police Department in 1979. His early assignments included Patrol Constable, School Liaison Officer, and Planning and Research. He was promoted to Corporal in 1989 and then Detective in 1990. He held investigative assignments in General Investigation and Robbery Squads, then returned to patrol as a Sergeant in 1991. In 1996, he was assigned to head the Recruiting Unit.

Chief Constable Chu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia. He is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute. In May 2007, Chief Chu was invested by the Governor General as an "Officer" of the Order of Merit of Police Services. Chief Constable Chu currently serves on the board of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

CPMS Mohamed Doma
     Senior Partner
     Canadian Professional Management Services

Mr. Doma has worked extensively with uniformed service organizations by providing them his expertise, knowledge, and diplomatic approach in such areas as strategic planning, contract negotiations, labour relations, organizational development, and executive coaching. As a facilitator, Mr. Doma is frequently requested to facilitate executive leadership programs to international audiences. Through his ability to combine his knowledge, and experience with a unique style, he is able to captivate and motivate audiences of all ranks in police, fire, and uniformed emergency services.

In addition, Mr. Doma is a skilled mediator who is able to quickly identify the common ground among the parties to create strategic solutions. Some of these discussions included regional bargaining associations for the Police Complaints Process, fire jurisdictions, and by order in council, the integration of police departments. Other achievements include the development of a five-year strategic plan for the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police, the integration of the Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia with the RCMP, and the development of the strategic plan for the Transit Police Service.

oppChris D. Lewis, O.O.M.
     Ontario Provincial Police

Commissioner Lewis became the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in August 2010, assuming leadership of one of North America's largest deployed police services. Commissioner Lewis oversees front-line policing, traffic and marine operations, emergency response and specialized and multi-jurisdictional investigations throughout the Province of Ontario. Since joining the OPP in 1978, Commissioner Lewis has amassed a wealth of operational policing experience, particularly in front-line service delivery, various investigative disciplines and tactical operations. From 2007 until his appointment as Commissioner, he served as Deputy Commissioner of Field Operations.

Commissioner Lewis, an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, is a graduate of the FBI's National Academy Program. He is a strong advocate for community-based initiatives, including the United Way and the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.

Atlantic Police Academy logoEdgar MacLeod, C.O.M.
     Executive Director, Atlantic Police Academy
     Chief of Police (Ret.), Cape Breton Regional Police Service

Chief MacLeod’s 39-year policing career began in 1973 following his graduation from the Atlantic Police Academy in Charlottetown, PE. He has served on the Shelburne, Charlottetown Sydney and New Waterford Police Departments. In 1993, he was appointed the first Chief of Police for the Cape Breton Regional Police Service and served in that position until he was appointed as Executive Director of the Atlantic Police Academy in January 2008 – a position he currently holds. Chief MacLeod has also been recognized for his leadership and passion in areas of Human Rights and Multi Agency Collaboration on Drug Abuse Prevention and Family Violence.

He currently serves on the Penn State Justice and Public Safety Institute Advisory Board and is an active member of the IACP. In October 1999, Chief MacLeod was selected by his peers within the Atlantic Provinces to be the first recipient of the Michael C. MacDonald Memorial Award for demonstrating excellence in matters of family, community and career. In 2004, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 2006 he was conferred a Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) from Cape Breton University. In 2008, Chief MacLeod was appointed Commander to the Order of Merit of Police Forces.

seattletransparentNicholas Metz
     Deputy Chief of Police
     Seattle Police Department

Deputy Chief Metz has been with the Seattle Police Department for over 28 years. He spent four years as a patrol officer in the downtown corridor and Rainier Valley before becoming an undercover detective in Narcotics. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1989 before being assigned to work in Internal Investigations, the East Precinct Anti-Crime and Community Police Teams and the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC).

After being promoted to Lieutenant in 1991, he worked again at WSCJTC, then as Watch Commander at the South Precinct. In 1995, he was promoted to Captain and in October 2001, he was promoted to Assistant Chief. Deputy Chief Metz also serves on the board of directors for the Behind the Badge Foundation and Safe Call Now.

Chief Metz graduated from City University with a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University.

acpoSir Hugh Orde, OBE
     Association of Chief Police Officers

Sir Orde was appointed President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in April 2009. Prior to his appointment, Sir Orde was Chief Constable of the Police Service of Wales and Northern Ireland. Sir Orde was promoted to Deputy Assistant Commissioner in October 1999, and was given day-to-day responsibility for the Commissioner's Enquiry (Stevens III) into collusion and the murder of a prominent solicitor in Northern Ireland. He was appointed the Commander (Crime) for South West London in June 1998, and in April 1999, he was the Officer in Command for the aftermath of the Brixton bomb.

Sir Orde was also responsible for the development of Operation Trident, which was set-up to deal with the issues of crack cocaine and murder. A graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute, Sir Orde also holds a degree in Public Administration and an honours doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Kent. In 2010, he was awarded a Queen's Police Medal for services to policing.

Royal Police of Antigua and BarbudaNeal Parker
     Deputy Commissioner (Ret.)
     Royal Police of Antigua and Barbuda

Deputy Commissioner Parker is an international subject matter expert in policing, law enforcement, management, and security, having earned his experience, knowledge, and skills serving with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; ICPO INTERPOL, Royal St. Lucia Police Force; House of Commons Security Services; International Air Transport Association; Sierra Systems Group; and the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, West Indies in senior executive positions. Deputy Commissioner Parker served the International Criminal Police Organization INTERPOL (France) as an elected member of the Executive Committee - Delegate and Vice President of the Americas' (Western Hemisphere); Chair, Finance Sub Committee, Member Privacy and Oversight Commission; and Chair, Strategic Development Sub Committee. Deputy Commissioner Parker was engaged by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to lead the police service in a major change management project. While leading a Senior Management Team, the serious crime rate was reduced to the lowest in the English speaking Caribbean. Twice decorated for outstanding police work, leadership and, having merited the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Award, Deputy Commissioner Parker served the police force as a leader and change agent with honor and distinction. Deputy Commissioner Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree.

Philadelphia Charles H. Ramsey
     Philadelphia Police Department

Commissioner Ramsey was appointed Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department in January 2008. He leads the fourth largest police department in the nation with over 6,500 sworn members and 830 civilian members. He brings over forty years of knowledge, experience and service in advancing the law enforcement profession in three different major city police departments, beginning with Chicago, then Washington, DC, and now Philadelphia.

Commissioner Ramsey currently serves as President of both the Police Executive Research Forum and Major Cities Chiefs Association, the only law enforcement professional to hold both of these prominent positions at the same time. During his four years as Police Commissioner in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police Department has continued to make significant progress in driving down violent crime in the city. With a renewed focus on evidence-based policing initiatives, organizational accountability and a neighbourhood-based policing strategy, Philadelphia has seen nearly a 14% reduction in violent crime and a 17% reduction in homicides.

Birmingham A.C. Roper
     Chief of Police
     Birmingham Police Department

Chief Roper was appointed Birmingham’s 33rd Chief of Police in November 2007. He has over 24 years of law enforcement experience. His career began with the Montgomery Police Department in 1985. Chief Roper has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Troy University. He holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama and a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Chief Roper has over 25 years of experience in the Army Reserves where he serves as a Colonel. He deployed during Operation Desert Shield and again during Operation Enduring Freedom. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, and the General Douglas McArthur Leadership Award, which is given annually to the top U.S. Army Officers in the nation. Chief Roper is also a licensed and ordained minister serving at the Faith Chapel Christian Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Toronto_PolicePeter Sloly, M.O.M.
     Deputy Chief of Police
     Toronto Police Service

Deputy Chief Sloly is in his 24th year with the Toronto Police Service. Prior to his policing career, he played professional soccer and was a member of the Canadian National Soccer Team. He has a Criminal Justice Education Certificate from the University of Virginia, Incident Command System Certification from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University and a Masters in Business Administration from York University's Schulich School of Business. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy and the University of Toronto Rotman Police Executive Leadership Program.

Deputy Chief Sloly is presently in charge of Divisional Policing Command (DPC) which has 4,084 police officers, 221 civilian members and a budget of $447 million. DPC includes the 17 Police Divisions and the Divisional Police Support Unit (with the TAVIS Rapid Response & Community Mobilizations functions).