45thANNUAL CRIME PREVENTION GUIDE DOMESTIC TERRORISM A W A R E N E S S
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2 POLICEASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA Pioneer Fuels is a proud supporter of the Police Association of Nova Scotia
POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 3 On behalf of the Members and Board of Directors of the Police Association of Nova Scotia, we wish to thank the public and businesses in Nova Scotia for their support of our organization. PANS appreciates your contributions and interest in our annual magazine. Once again, a sincere ‘thank you’ for assisting our organization with your continued support. We also wish to give special thanks to Fenety Marketing Services for their hard work and professionalism in bringing about another successful Guide! Thank you. Dale Johnson President PANS Thank You
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 5 PANS Office Staff PANS BOARD OF DIRECTORS World Police and Fire Games Canadian Mental Health PANS Scholarships Heart and Stroke Foundation Catherine Campbell Memorial Trust Fund Duff Cemetery NS Police Curling Association Junior Curling Bonspiel Children’s Wish Foundation Feed Nova Scotia MADD – Cobequid and Valley Chapters Colchester Food Bank KCA Breakfast Program Shepherd’s Lunch Room NS Early Childhood Development Intervention Services David W. Fisher CEO Donna Gallant Executive Assistant Brigitte Gaudet Controller DONATIONS April 2015 – March 2016 PANS OFFICE ADDRESS: 1000 Windmill Road, Suite 2 Dartmouth, NS B3B 1L7 PHONE: (902) 468-7555 (PANS office) TOLL-FREE: 1-888-468-2798 FAX: (902) 468-2202 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org President: Dale Johnson 1st Vice-President: Richard Hickox - Truro 2nd Vice-President: Harvey Timmons - Pictou County Secretary-Treasurer: Wilfred Andrews - Annapolis Valley Area Director: Jamie Dearing - Bridgewater Area Director: Brian Gairns - Amherst Area Director: David Flynn - Charlottetown ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA The Police Association of Nova Scotia supported communities across the province through a variety of programs and activities, including donations to the following organizations:
6 POLICEASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 245 Robie Street - Truro Mall Truro, NS B2N 5N6 902-893-9741 Proudly Supporting Our Police
POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 7 PANS in the community PANS Executive Assistant Donna Gallant (left) presenting a $5,000 donation to Tanya White, Chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association - Nova Scotia. PANS made a $5,000 donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association Proceeds from our 45th Annual Community Guide have allowed PANS to make a $5,000.00 donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Nova Scotia, a provincial charity that promotes the mental health of all Nova Scotians. Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, spiritual, economic and mental. Reaching a balance is a learning process. At times, you may tip the balance too much in one direction and have to find your footing again. Your personal balance will be unique, and your challenge will be to stay mentally healthy by keeping that balance. 63 King Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2R7 P 902.466.6600 Toll Free: 1.877.466.6606 F 902.466.3300 E email@example.com W http://novascotia.cmha.ca FOLLOW US SSSSSSSSS
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 9 DOMESTIC TERRORISM AWARENESS Violent Extremism / Radicalization . . . . . . . . . 57 Terrorism in Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Montreal Teen Sentenced to 3 Years for Terror Related Charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Identifying Radicals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Radicalization of Youth as a Growing Concern For Counter-Terrorism Policy . . . . . . 69 Youth Online and at Risk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Building Resilience Against Terrorism . . . . . . 87 How Police Can Stop a Terrorist in Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Cyber Attacks, Homegrown Terrorists Worry Canadians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Report a Threat to National Security . . . . . . . 115 Responding to Stressful Events . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX. . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 45th Annual Crime Prevention Guide TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the Premier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Message from PANS President . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 About PANS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Donations to the Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 PANS made a $5,000 donation to the CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION of NOVA SCOTIA . . . . . .7 Message from the Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Catherine Ann Campbell Memoriam . . . . . . . .13 PANS in the community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Local officer to receive Governor General’s Medal of Bravery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Selfless action by police officer averts tragedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Teddy bear toss time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Anti-littering cop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Bridgewater Police Service aims to raise $20,000 for police dog . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Sharing sound advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Charlottetown officers competing in World Police and Fire Games . . . . . . . . . . .31 Taking the leash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Benefit Hockey Halifax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Facing Off For a Good Cause . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Benefit Hockey Truro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Benefit Hockey Wolfville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Benefit Hockey New Glasgow . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 2016 NS Police Curling Championships . . . . . 45 2016 Junior-Under 19 Mixed Provincial Curling Championships . . . . . . .47 PANS Annual Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 PANS Annual Christmas & Appreciation Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 11 From the Publisher “Providing quality, professional marketing and fundraising services on behalf of high-profile, non-profit organizations.” www.fenety.com This 45th Annual PANS Crime Prevention Guide covers the potential consequences of Domestic Terrorism, focusing on the radicalization of our youth which can lead to acts of violence and terrorism, such as the tragic 2014 police shootings in Moncton, NB and the thwarted attack at the Halifax Shopping Centre. This publication is designed to educate and promote the public’s role in identifying and reporting potential Domestic Terrorism, and is made possible as a result of financial contributions from residents and business representatives throughout the province to support the activities of the Police Association of Nova Scotia and allows them to give back to their communities through donations to various local charities and youth-oriented programs. On behalf of PANS, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every contributor of our 2015 Telephone Appeal. This unique publication is distributed free-ofcharge each year to schools, libraries and public facilities and it is also available online at the PANS website at www.pansguide.com, making it easily accessible to everyone. Your comments or suggestions regarding these publications are always welcome and we look forward to speaking with you each year during our Annual Telephone Appeal. Respectfully, Mark T. Fenety President Fenety Marketing Services
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 13 Catherine Ann Campbell 1979 - 2015 atherine was born in New Glasgow’s Aberdeen Hospital on January 15, 1979. She was a dedicated police officer with the Truro Police Services for six years, and also a volunteer member of the Stellarton Fire Department for ten years. Catherine pursued everything in her life with passion and integrity, and was always willing and eager to help anyone in need. She was a woman who wore many hats – she was a compassionate police officer, a courageous and fearless firefighter, a loyal, loving daughter, a special sister, a caring aunt, and a caring friend. Memorial service was held at 2 pm on Monday, September 21, 2015 in the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. C “Till we meet again, we love you to the ends of the earth and back.”
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 15 PANS in the community Sgt. Rick Hickox (far left) with participants of the 2015 Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike event in Truro. A whopping $13,000 was raised, which will be used for research so that more heart attack and stroke victims can be brought home to their families. D/Cst. Jamie Dearing with Spencer Dearing and Evan Gibson. D/Cst. Jamie Dearing was presented with Coach of the Year for the Southshore Seahawks Minor Football. The 53rd PEI Provincial IODE meeting, chaired by president Gail MacLean, was held in Charlottetown in June 2015. In attendance was the honourary president, Dorothy Lewis, wife of Lt.-Gov. Frank Lewis, and 22 members representing Royal Edward, Lady Holland and Lady’s Slipper chapters. During the meeting, Charlottetown Police Service officer Tim Keizer, second left, was honoured for his work with students in Colonel Gray Senior High School. From left are Dorothy Johnston, Lewis and MacLean. PANS President/Const. Dale Johnson used the radar gun to check the speed of drivers on Beach Grove Road in Charlottetown. City police have regular speed check points to try to slow traffic.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 17 PANS in the community New Glasgow Regional Police Association Relay for Life Team Kyle Lesko and Harvey Timmons presented a plaque of appreciation to Inspector Donnie McDavid in March 2016 on the occasion of his retirement from the New Glasgow Regional Police Association. New Glasgow Regional Police Association Relay For Life cheque presentation In February 2016, Const. Markham Long of Charlottetown Police Service was called to the scene of an 80-lb dog trapped in a manhole on Paramount Drive. Long could see with a flashlight that the dog was uninjured but trapped. A ladder was brought in, and Long stripped off much of his gear to climb down 10-12 feet into the hole to rescue the frazzled dog.
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His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented Cst. Robert John Hunka, along with thirteen other police officers, with a Decoration for Bravery at a ceremony on October 5, 2015 at the residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Quebec. POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 19 PANS in the community Cst. Robert Hunka of the Truro Police Service and Sarah Caldwell. Sarah chose to do a school project on Cst. Hunka. TRURO – A corporal with the Truro Police Service is soon receiving the Governor General’s Medal of Bravery. Cpl. Robert John Hunka will participate in a ceremony in Quebec City on Oct. 5, where the Medal of Bravery will be bestowed. “I was shocked,” said Hunka, about receiving a letter back in March about the commendation. “I still don’t think about it as being anything other than part of our job.” He’s talking about an assistance to the general public call received on Jan. 16, 2014. Two calls were made to 911 of reports of yelling and screaming coming from a building on Lyman Street, as well as smoke coming from the apartment. Hunka responded, attending the rear apartment for a woman in distress. "Once on scene, I was met by a resident who stated that an elderly female was in the rear apartment calling for help," Hunka wrote, in his general report after the incident. "I could hear the female yelling 'help' and coughing faintly. I announced 'Truro Police' and knocked on the door, however no further response was heard. "I could smell what appeared to be smoke coming from under the door and the doorknob appeared to be warm." Hunka wrote that he forcibly entered the locked apartment by kicking the door, "due to the threat of grievous bodily harm or death." Local officer to receive Governor General’s Medal of Bravery The thick black smoke, said Hunka, "immediately took my breath away" and made his eyes burn. He could hear the woman coughing. "I stepped outside and took a deep breath and proceeded within the apartment," he wrote. "The smoke was so thick I had to continue to hold my breath and use the wall for guidance." Hunka found the woman at the back of the apartment, curled up on the floor. "I then proceeded to lift the female as she could not stand and put her on my shoulders." Using the wall again for guidance, Hunka made his way outside the building with the woman. Chief David MacNeil said Hunka’s actions that night were “an act of bravery, over and above the norm,” and the service wanted him to be recognized. “We are quite happy the nomination was accepted,” said the chief, who hopes to attend the ceremony with the corporal. “It’s important as the chief to recognize when our officers go above the call of duty.” As for Hunka, he said recognition doesn’t come very often, and it’s nice when it does. “I’m happy and humbled to be receiving it. It’s also been nice to have the strong support from our local police officers in the community,” he said. By Raissa Tetanish - As originally published in Truro Daily News on September 2, 2015 “I still don’t think about it as being anything other than part of our job.”
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 21 PANS in the community Mike McGee was ready to head home for the day early Friday morning, but helped save a life instead. The 31-year-old Charlottetown police constable’s 12-hour shift was coming to a close when he got a call to an active fire. McGee and police partner Const. Pat Hogan were first on the scene around 6:30 a.m. as white smoke billowed from a three-storey building at the corner of Prince Street and Grafton Street. He knew a lot of people lived in the building — 11 as it turned out — but he didn’t know how many were inside at that moment. A quick decision needed to be made. He and Hogan entered the building. Several people were making their way down the stairs. The two officers were told that people were still inside the building. McGee and Hogan headed up to the second floor where there was only a small amount of smoke. They shooed a couple people down the stairs. Hogan got a man out of a room on the second floor. McGee is not sure why the man had not scurried from the building on his own. McGee saw a person coming down the stairs from the third floor carrying a fire extinguisher. The man he thought to be a volunteer firefighter mumbled something incomprehensible. Thick, black smoke welcomed McGee when he arrived on the third floor. He quickly saw through an open door a person passed out in a room. McGee hauled the heavyset woman out of the room to the top of the stairs. The officer, overcome by the smoke, stumbled down the stairs. Hogan and Sgt. Shane Carr rushed up to the third floor. They got the woman to the second floor, where McGee assisted in getting the woman out of the building safely. She was treated in hospital for smoke inhalation and later released. “It took the three of us to get her,’’ said McGee, who did not seem to relish the media attention for his heroic deed. “At the end of the day it wasn’t just a one-man operation.’’ McGee, who has been with Charlottetown Police Services for four years, concedes getting the woman down from the third floor and out of the building was not an easy exercise. “Everything is tight in those (old) buildings and the hallways are narrow,’’ he said. “It happened so fast... we all worked together and we got everybody out... we just did what had to be done.’’ Dennis Joseph O’Brien, 50, of Charlottetown has been charged with arson causing bodily harm and breach of probation following the fire that extensively damaged the building housing Rose’s Barber Shop. He was remanded in custody. As originally published on May 14, 2015 by Jim Day, The Guardian Selfless action by police officer averts tragedy JIM DAY/ THE GUARDIAN “It happened so fast... we all worked together and we got everybody out... we just did what had to be done.’’ Charlottetown police officer downplays his role in saving woman from fire
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 23 PANS in the community Islanders fans are being asked to get their teddy bears ready. The Charlottetown Islanders’ annual teddy bear toss game will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12 as the team takes on the Drummondville Voltigeurs at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown. Fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to the game and send them flying to the ice after the first Islanders’ goal. Islanders President of Operations Craig Foster says the teddy bear toss is a fun initiative for all involved. “It’s fun for the players to see the bears flying on the ice after a goal, and of course it’s all for a great cause.” The bears will be collected by Charlottetown Police Services who will then distribute the cuddly friends to charities across Prince Edward Island. The Guardian, as originally published on December 10, 2015 Teddy bear toss time Anti-littering cop By Maureen Coulter - The Guardian – as originally published on October 21, 2015 Corp. Bill Almon with the Charlottetown city police is on a mission to stop littering. Known amongst his peers as the anti-littering cop, Almon steps up his patrols every shift in areas of the city he knows are prone to illegal dumping and littering. “There is no excuse to be dumping anywhere other than a place that is authorized,” he said in an interview with The Guardian. “It’s like a game of cat and mouse,” Almon said of his antidumping surveillance. One location Almon visits every shift is Norwood Road behind the Charlottetown Airport. Almon said he has seen a variety of things dumped there in the past, including large amounts of half empty paint cans, roof shingles, chesterfields, armoires and even a small deep freeze full of rotten meat. Corp. Bill Almon patrols Norwood Road behind the Charlottetown Airport every shift because he says it has been a problem area for illegal dumping over the years. A Charlottetown city police officer doing his best to help keep streets clean by catching those illegally dumping garbage
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 25 PANS in the community The Bridgewater Police Service (BPS) is going to the dogs. That’s good news for law-abiding residents and visitors, but bad news for crooks. Police Chief John Collyer said his department is appealing to businesses, service clubs and individuals to contribute to the $20,000 cost of purchasing, training and equipping a police dog. More than $7,000 has been raised, including a recent $3,500 donation by AA Munro Insurance. “We donated because we wanted to support something this community really needs. I’m very excited and I hope the fundraising efforts are successful,” said broker Daphne Feener. “We donate money to many organizations and causes in Bridgewater, including the fire department and a breakfast program at Park View. Our owner, Harley MacCaull, encourages his employees across the province to support worthwhile charitable and community initiatives,” she said. Established in 1944, AA Munro Insurance operates in 23 locations in Nova Scotia. To minimize the impact on the police budget, Collyer said his department needs to raise the $20,000 before it commits to purchasing the dog. The dog will cost $10,000, then an additional $10,000 will be required to train the dog and handler, and to purchase specialized equipment and an enclosure. He said an existing police vehicle will be re-purposed, and he is seeking in-kind donations from suppliers. Retired BPS Staff Sgt. Al Cunningham has been assisting with fundraising efforts. “Ten thousand dollars might sound like a lot of money, but the dog we get will come with a warranty,” said Collyer. “If issues related to physical health or behaviour surface during its training, and the dog is not able to be certified, it can be returned to the breeder, and we get another dog.” The German Shepherd pups are brought from Europe to the United States by a trusted breeder located in the Midwest. Police forces in Halifax, New Glasgow and Truro obtained dogs from this breeder, and they have solid K-9 programs in place, so Collyer said he is comfortable following their advice. “The initial training by the breeder is like a boot camp for dogs. It’s a tough process for them. The dogs are trained to respond to basic commands, then at a certain age the dog would be sent to us for advanced training according to certification standards required by the province,” said Collyer. “We are very lucky because Halifax Regional Police has offered to train the dog and its handler. Following the 85day training period, there are 10 days of training for drug interdiction,” he said. The BPS has worked with dogs before, but this will be the first time its own dog is put into service. “About 22 years ago, Creig Veinot started handling bloodhounds for ground search-and-rescue purposes. He made a pitch to us to use his dogs for property and person searches. The use was limited as the dogs were not trained and certified for tactical takedowns or arrests,” said Collyer. “The dogs were simply to track somebody from a residence or business to wherever they went. We would start the dog at the crime scene, then follow it to where the trail takes it. Quite often we would recover stolen items along the way, or the dog would lead us to suspects,” he said. “Creig purchased these dogs out of his own pocket, which was huge for us because they are not cheap dogs. He has Bridgewater Police Service aims to raise $20,000 for police dog By Peter Simpson, South Shore Breaker – As originally published on December 21, 2015 AA Munro Insurance presented Bridgewater Police with a donation of $3,500 to help cover the cost of purchasing, training and equipping a police dog. continued...
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 27 PANS in the community given us an incredible amount of service over the years. When I became chief, I made Creig an auxiliary sergeant in recognition of his commitment and exemplary service.” Collyer said when a suspect flees a crime scene, their flight often takes them over, under and through things that people normally wouldn’t go through. “Once Creig decides he can’t do this any longer, we would need to find an alternative, so we are starting the replacement process now,” he said. “The quicker we can get a dog onto a suspect’s scent, the better our chances of making an arrest,” said Collyer. “It cuts down on investigative time. Even if you don’t catch the culprit right away, you can probably recover the stolen property for the owner.” Collyer said a dog would pay for itself with the first successful search incident. “We have an aging population, some suffering with dementia, and increasingly we are getting calls about seniors and children with special needs going missing. A trained dog is a valuable tool to help us find them.” The selection of an appropriate dog handler is expected to take a month or two. The commitment to a K-9 team is significant, as the dog will live with the handler and his or her family. The normal service life of a police dog is seven or eight years before it is retired. Inspector Rob Hearn of the Truro Police Service is a former K-9 handler who has advised the BPS. “Once the Bridgewater K-9 program is established, and the dog is purchased and trained, the ongoing cost is minimal, about $1,100 annually,” said Hearn. “The BPS is purchasing the pedigree, a proven bloodline. You want a confident dog, 10 months to a year old, that has had very little training before it reaches the handler. If you have a motivated canine and a handler willing to follow the dog where it leads, you’ll have a successful team,” he said. Hearn said police services look for a dog that can be trained to track at various levels. Level one is in the country, where the only human scent will be the bad guy. Level two is in an industrial park area, where there might be some people walking around. Level three is in the downtown area, where there would be the most distractions, such as lots of pedestrians and vehicles. “I remember one time during Canada Day we had a robbery here in Truro. We didn’t find the person, but we found a mask and gloves. DNA extracted from those items led us to the person,” said Hearn. “When I was a K-9 handler I used to respond with my dog within minutes, even when off duty. Bridgewater will find having its own dog will be a tremendous community resource,” he said. Collyer said he is confident the people of Bridgewater will respond favourably to the BPS fundraising efforts. “If we raise the money, we plan to purchase and train the dog, then give it a police badge at its graduation. We also want to give schoolchildren a chance to name the dog.” There are different levels of sponsorships and benefits available to contributors. It is expected the most-generous contributor will be offered an opportunity to be a BPS K-9 handler for a day. Davis, a German shepherd, is Bridgewater Police Services’ new police dog. continued... The Amherst Police Department raises money each year to support an anonymous family selected by Autumn House at Christmas time. Christmas 2015 was such a success that APD was also able to support five other Amherst youths. Left to right: Cst Michelle Harrison and her son Jackson, Chief Ian Naylor, Sgt Brian Gairns, April Wilson-Dares of Autumn House, Natasha Galloway (Restorative Justice), Staff Sgt Scott White, Cst Randy Babineau, Cst Tasha Estabrooks
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 29 PANS in the community High school student Jamie Vaive is comfortable speaking to fellow students about sensitive, important issues. She has been urging her peers to get out of unhealthy relationships. She has also been promoting a positive use of social media. “It’s not abnormal to have struggles going through high school,’’ says Vaive, a Grade 12 student at Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown. She and several other students have been delivering positive messages in a presentation called Healthy Me. The presentation was delivered last month to Grade 7 students at Queen Charlotte Intermediate School and will be given soon to students at Birchwood Intermediate School. “It was a really good, unique experience,’’ says Luke Pound, a Grade 12 Colonel Gray student also involved in the project. “It felt really good trying to help people ... everyone makes mistakes, but it is just important to learn from them.’’ Charlottetown Police Const. Tim Keizer, a resource officer at Colonel Gray, says the presentation can be used as a template to go out and speak to students. He says the message hits home coming from fellow students. “There’s a much greater buy-in when it comes from the kids because they are their peers,’’ says Keizer. The constable says the students have been addressing social media, self-esteem, anti-bullying, and coping skills in their presentations. “They’re trying to make sure that the kids don’t gravitate towards unhealthy choices,’’ he says. Students are informed of many supports that are available to help steer them down a good path. The 14 high school students and UPEI student Danielle MacDonald involved in this initiative have received the Mayor’s Award for enriching the lives of others within the City of Charlottetown. The students receiving the award along withVaive, Pound, and MacDonald are Aaron Ryder, Bailey Birt, Coulton Duckworth, Heidi Hennessey, Lisa Rogerson, Maja Garic, Mathurin Carr-Rollitt, Matt Smith, Maya Singleton, Olivia Wigmore, Stephen MacMillan and Jayne Whitehead. Sharing sound advice By Jim Day, The Guardian – as originally published on May 29, 2015 High school students raise serious issues with peers
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 31 PANS in the community Charlottetown will have a heavy police presence later this week in Virginia. Six officers from Charlottetown Police Services will be representing P.E.I. at the World Police and Fire Games. It is believed to be the largest presence from Charlottetown’s municipal force at the games. They leave June 26 and return in two groups, some on July 2; others on July 5. “Everybody has been putting in the sweat and the time,’’ said Const. Mike Chaloner. A total of 70 countries are sending police and firefighters to compete in the event which will feature 60 different sports. The Charlottetown officers will compete in two of those sports. Chaloner, Mike Rae, Justin Young and Patrick Hogan will compete in the crossfit while Mark Newcomb and Cpl. Allan Kelly will compete in weightlifting. Crossfit is a fitness regimen with constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. It involves activities such as pushups, single arm press, overhead squats, burpees and much more. Some of the officers heading to the games were working out at Crossfit Charlottetown, close to the airport just off Mount Edward Road, when The Guardian spoke to them. “For me, it’s just a way of life,’’ Chaloner said of crossfit. “I’ve been doing this for close to 10 years now because I compete all the time . . . regionally in Atlantic Canada.’’ Chaloner and Rae both compete in as many events as they can and suggested other officers join the team heading to Virginia. “We just love sport in general. We looked at (the other officers) and said ‘ You guys are training, you might as well train for something’.’’ Finding time to train is a challenge for police officers that work 12-hour shifts, four days on and four days off. “Sometimes it’s difficult working shift work, getting off at night and having to go to the gym,’’ Newcomb said. “But I’ve definitely been getting stronger over the past year or so.’’ Chaloner said it’s easy to get worn out. “You’ve got to be really committed to put in the time either during work on a lunch break or you might try to pick it up on your four days off. You want to put together a consistent five-to six-day training week. You’ve got to be pretty regimented and budget your time really well.’’ So far, none of the female members of the force have competed at the games but Chaloner said they’d be more than welcome. “We certainly have many who are capable if they so choose to do it. It would be great to have them come but none, this time, expressed wanting to come.’’ It’s going to cost the six officers $9,000 in travel and hotel costs alone to do this. They’ve set up a fundraising page on gofundme and that has brought in more than $7,000 so far. Any money that is raised above the cost of going goes straight to charity. By Dave Stewart, The Guardian – as originally published on June 23, 2015 Charlottetown officers competing in World Police and Fire Games Six members of the Charlottetown Police Services force are heading to Virginia on June 26 to compete in the World Police and Fire Games. Four of them are pictured here. Clockwise, from front left, are Justin Young, Mark Newcomb, Mike Rae and Mike Chaloner. “You’ve got to be really committed to put in the time either during work on a lunch break or you might try to pick it up on your four days off. You want to put together a consistent five-to six-day training week. You’ve got to be pretty regimented and budget your time really well.’’ Const.Mike Chaloner
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 33 PANS in the community Milbury is the new K9 officer with the Truro Police Service, coming into the role at the end of August. He spent threeand-a-half months of rigorous training with Onyx before hitting the streets on Dec. 19. "He had all the skills perfected by his previous handler," said the constable. "The training was for me to be able to work the other end of the leash." K9 is something that has always interested Milbury and he applied for the position this past summer. "We're a smaller force and only have one K9 team. I never thought I'd have the opportunity so when I saw the posting, I jumped on it," he said. With Onyx having worked previously with Const. Justin Russell, Milbury said there was a concern about forming a bond of his own. "I already knew a little bit about his personality from his previous handler, but by the end of the first day I knew we were going to hit it off," he said. "It would always be a concern for anybody who re-teams with a fully-trained dog." Over the course of their training, Milbury learned the ins and outs of what the three-year-old German shepherd already knew - human scent, article searches, control and aggression, and obedience. But the training offered an opportunity for something new for both officers - helicopters. Milbury said the Department of Natural Resources deployed a K9 unit from Halifax Regional Police to a remote area, and from that developed a new program. "They recognized a need for developing a relationship between law enforcement and themselves, especially because they're one of the only helicopter resources in the province. Putting a dog in a helicopter is not done every day, so this program was developed to make that familiar to the dogs and us," Milbury explained. Since they've completed their training course, Milbury and Onyx still train together a couple of times each week to keep their skills current. Their first call - an article search following a break and enter - was a successful one. "It's a 24/7 commitment, that's the biggest responsibility. But it's enjoyable," said Milbury. By Raissa Tetanish, Truro Daily News – as originally published on January 12, 2016 Taking the leash By the end of their first training day, Scott Milbury knew he and his partner would hit it off. "It's a 24/7 commitment, that's the biggest responsibility. But it's enjoyable,"
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 35 Our 21st Annual Charity Benefit Hockey Game on February 18, 2016, featuring the Maritime All Stars, was a huge success with over $12,500 in proceeds raised to support our Police Association’s many activities in the area. Generous contributions were made to the Children’s Wish Foundation and Feed Nova Scotia. Feed Nova Scotia Molly Hoar sang the National Anthem beautifully! Children’s Wish Foundation Maritime All Star Sheldon Currie and Darcy Simon don’t look to happy to be in the penalty box! Benefit Hockey Halifax PANS in the community
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 37 PANS in the community Craig Matthews couldn't help but get a little bit of ribbing in with the local police. "No, there is no rivalry. It's all in good fun," said Truro Police Service Sgt. Rick Hickox. Matthews and fellow Truro Fire Service firefighter Logan Daly smiled as they bantered with Hickox about the upcoming Battle of the Badges benefit hockey game. The Police Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) All Stars will suit up against the firefighters Feb. 25 at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Over the years, the fundraising game has benefited local charities, including the Colchester Food Bank, Children's Wish Foundation and MADD Cobequid. This year, proceeds will also go to Third Place Transition House, in honour of the late Const. Catherine Campbell. CEC Safe Grad will be the recipient of the night's 50/50 draw. "We try to switch it up for the most part, but we've had a partnership with CEC's Safe Grad for 26 years, and that's important for the police organization," said Hickox. "Our partnership with the food bank is also important to us, and we decided, in light of the events of September, to honour Catherine with a donation to Third Place Transition House." With tears in her eyes, Cinda Willigar, of Third Place Transition House, said the donation is "huge." "It's such an honour for us to accept a donation in Catherine's name," she said. Police, firefighters lacing 'em up for annual hockey game Leading up to the game, students with CEC Safe Grad are conducting a food drive, with donations going to the local food bank. Between 4 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 23, students will be going door-to-door in the Truro area seeking donations. Items can also be dropped off in the school's foyer at the same time. Students hope to match the 2,290 pounds they collected at Halloween. "This is something we so look forward to," said the food bank's executive director, Mary DeAdder. "This year, the response has been phenomenal. We've had single parents coming in wanting to see it with their children and enjoy it with their children." DeAdder said the event is growing thanks to word of mouth, but acknowledges the "tremendous" amount of work done behind the scenes. "Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough," she said. Raissa Tetanish - as originally published in Truro Daily News on February 16, 2016 Facing Off For A Good Cause The annual Battle of the Badges charity hockey game between local police officers and firefighters is coming up on Thursday in support of numerous charities including the Colchester Food Bank, CEC Safe Grad, 3rd Truro Boy Scouts program and the Children's Wish Foundation. Some of those helping out with the cause, and even participating, include, from left, Truro Police Service Const. Edwin Reynolds, CEC Safe Grad liaison officer; Truro Fire Service firefighter Mike Mabey; Truro Police Service Const. Justin Russell; Chris Lomond, CEC student council co-president; Shannon Wolfe, CEC Safe Grad teacher advisor; Truro Police Service Cpl. Rick Hickox, the area director for Truro for the Atlantic Police Association; Mary DeAdder, executive director of the Colchester Food Bank; and Serena Sodhi, CEC student council co-president.
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