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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 3 Thank You 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 generosity and interest in our annual magazine. We also wish to give special thanks to Fenety Marketing Services for their time and effort spent in support of our organization. Dale Johnson President PANS
4 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 5 PANS Office Staff PANS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Heart and Stroke Foundation CEC Safe Graduation Canadian Cancer Society – Halifax Lung Association of Nova Scotia Childrens’ Wish Foundation Feed Nova Scotia Camp Courage MADD (Valley Chapter) TEMA – Because Heroes are Human David W. Fisher CEO Donna Gallant Executive Assistant Brigitte Gaudet Controller DONATIONS April 2016 – March 2017 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:
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 9 DUI AWARENESS 46th Annual Crime Prevention Guide TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the Premier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Message from PANS President . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 About PANS & Donations to the Community . .5 PANS made a $5,000 donation to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) . . . . . . .7 Message from the Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 PANS in the community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Amherst Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 New Glasgow Regional Police Service . . . . . .15 Truro Police Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Kentville Police Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Club honours police officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Newcomer orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 A safe place to swap online purchases . . . . . . .21 Four decades of service for White . . . . . . . . . .23 Cop’s job a dream come true . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Credibility is everything . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Freezin’ for a reason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Coping with life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Face-painting forges bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Truro police are not only making people safer during the holidays… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Program gives teenage girls the chance to explore non-traditional career choice . . . . .35 Truro’s community enhancement officers are ready to share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Benefit Hockey Wolfville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Benefit Hockey Halifax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 2016 CPA Awards of Excellence Banquet . . .43 Truro Police Ball ~ A Night in Blue . . . . . . . .47 PANS Annual Christmas & Appreciation Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Driving and Impairment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Drug-Impaired Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Top Myths about Impaired Driving in Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Youth and Impaired Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Alcohol and Drug Presence in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Impaired Boating is Impaired Driving . . . . . . 73 Disturbing Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Bill C-46: An Act to amend the Criminal Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Canada’s Impaired Driving Record is Poor by International Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Is Smoking Cannabis and Driving the New Drinking and Driving? . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Insurance and Financial Consequences of Impaired Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Trauma, Loss and Bereavement . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Strengthening Impaired Driving Laws . . . . . . 107 More about MADD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX. . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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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 The Police Association of Nova Scotiapublishes these Annual Crime Prevention Guides to educate the public on important community concerns. This 46th Annual Crime Prevention Guide targets the very serious problem of DUI Awareness. This publication is made possible as a result of financial contributions from residents and business representatives throughout the province. With their generous support, PANS is able to give back to their communities through donations to various local charities and youth oriented programs. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every contributor to our 2016 Telephone Appeal. This unique publication is distributed each year to schools, libraries and public facilities and also available online at www.pansguide.com, making it easily accessible to everyone as a tool to educate and promote the public’s role in stopping the tragic consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 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 PANS in the community Cst. Tom Wood and Cst. Michelle Harrison with a lady from Centennial Villa in Amherst during the annual SMILE campaign, involving local florist ‘Buds to Blossoms’ in conjunction with Telefloral. Cst. Tom Wood and Cst. Michelle Harrison of the Amherst Police Dept participate in Pumpkins for Poverty. Amherst Police Dept hosted their annual Cops For Kids Camp Cst. Michelle Harrison overseeing Tyson Girouard of Amherst Regional High School's SADD committee at the launch of Operation Christmas in Amherst. Cst. Michelle Harrison and Cst. Tom Wood with representatives of Autumn House planning One Billion Rising event. Amherst Police Department
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 15 PANS in the community Sgt. Kevin Scott, Margie Grant Walsh Executive Director Big Brothers / Big Sisters Pictou County and Cst. Becky Heighton attending the 2017 BB/BS Bowl For Kids Sake kick-off Pancake Breakfast. Harvey Timmons presents a ‘Charlie Williamson Memorial Scholarship Fund’ cheque to Brett Quinn, son of Blair Quinn NGRPA NGRPA delegates at the Canadian Police Association Biennial Conference in Charlottetown. Left to right: Kyle Lesko, Fred MacEwan, Michael Casey and Harvey Timmons. In November 2016, Harvey Timmons becomes the first APA member to complete the three-module Canadian Police Association Executive Leadership Certificate Program offered by the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and Telfer School of Management Executive Program in Ottawa. Bill Cole presenting. New Glasgow Regional Police Service
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 17 PANS in the community Santa's helpers, Claire Corkum and Anthony Thomas, hand out gifts at the NGRPA Kids Christmas Party. One of the NGRPA Christmas shift parties. The cast of the television show “Trailer Park Boys” presented Cst. Karen Harling and Cst. Edwin Reynolds with a donation for CEC Safe Grad in June 2016. New Glasgow Regional Police Service Truro Police Service
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 19 PANS in the community Kentville Police Service Kentville Police Service Sgt. Trevor MacNeil receiving his 20-year Service Award. Left to right: Sgt. MacNeil, Lt.-Gov. JJ Grant and Insp. Brown Sgt. George Dunfee and Special Opympic Athlete Dennis Wood Sgt. George Dunfee and Special Opympic Athlete Derek Smith Special Opympic Athletes Derek Smith and Dennis Wood Some athletes visit Cst. Marty Smith at the station. He is a volunteer coach with the Special Olympics.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 21 PANS in the community From left, Coun. Kevin Ramsay, chair of the Charlottetown Youth Retention Advisory Board; Zac Murphy, member of the Youth Retention Advisory Board; Const. Trevor Monaghan, Charlottetown Police Services; and Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee pose with the signage for eWatch Safe Exchange Zone. As originally published in The Guardian, March 23, 2017 Club honours police officer Const. Tim Keizer of the Charlottetown Police Services, second from left, holds up his 2017 Vocational Service Award presented by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. Pictured with Keizer are from left, Vocational Service Committee chairman Tom Clark, Charlottetown Police Services Deputy Chief Brad McConnell, and Rotary Club of Hillsborough president Dawn Alan. As originally published in The Guardian - September 29, 2016 Newcomer orientation Monilola Idowu looks on while Cost. Ron Kennedy places a sticker on her son, David Idowu, at the recent City of Charlottetown newcomer orientation at City Hall. Idowu and her family settled in Charlottetown a few months ago and are originally from Nigeria. The next newcomer orientation session will take place on Thursday, October 20, from 5:00 to 7:15 p.m. To learn more about this initiative, contact the city at 902-566-5548 or visit www.charlottetown.ca/newcomers.php Charlottetown Police Services has created what it is calling a "safe exchange zone" for people buying or selling items from online ads on sites like Kijiji and Facebook shop-and-swap groups. The eWatch Safe Exchange Zone is located in a well-lit, high-traffic area in front of the police station at 10 Kirkwood Dr., and consists of two parking spaces, signage and 24-hour video surveillance. The idea came from the city’s Youth Retention Advisory Board, and was one of the recommendations in the board’s report to city council in October. "People aren’t always comfortable with someone going to their home or going to a stranger’s home if they are selling or buying something online," said board member Zac Murphy. "This gives people another option when it comes to completing those types of transactions and, hopefully, it will make them feel more comfortable in doing so. Our hope is that it will make an impact at minimal cost to the public." The eWatch zone is available every day to anyone conducting legal online transactions, although parking will be limited until after 4 p.m. and on weekends. Though the police won’t be getting involved in the transactions or verifying the authenticity of items, they are at least nearby in case something happens. "We’re not guaranteeing that people will be happy with the product they buy nor are we taking on any liability for the transactions that will be conducted in this space, but we will be a presence and we will be near to help people feel safer when making transactions," said police Chief Paul Smith. For more information on the Youth Retention Report, visit www.charlottetown.ca/pdfs2016/Chtown-YouthRetention-Report2016.pdf. The eWatch Safe Exchange Zone will be located outside Charlottetown Police Services A safe place to swap online purchases As originally published in The Guardian - February 4, 2017
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 23 PANS in the community The 59-year-old staff sergeant joined the Amherst Police Department at age 18 on Jan. 12, 1977, fresh out of the Atlantic Police Academy and not really knowing what he was getting into. "Technically I wasn’t old enough to go into a bar. The drinking age was 19," White said. "It was definitely a different time then and things sure have changed in terms of technology and responsibilities, but the one thing that has never changed is the camaraderie among the officers." The son of Amherst hockey great Shermie White and Connie White, he grew up in Amherst and played his minor hockey here. He said former chief Hans Plomp talked to him about policing when he was playing hockey on a minor hockey team that Plomp managed. "He was great to talk to about it and he gave me a lot of advice and direction about what it took to become a police officer," White said. "I’m still very grateful for what he did and the advice he gave me." White said there were fewer officers in 1977 with three-person shifts and no dispatcher. Of the three officers on duty, one had to stay back in the office and handle the dispatching. There were only three police cars. "There was always a fight. No one liked being stuck in the office," he said. White said there have been plenty of changes in policing in 40 years. While technology available to investigators and officers has certainly been enhanced, so too has the accountability that officers have. That includes mountains of paperwork and computer inputting with each file. White said there were times he thought about finding something else to do and he remembers going to see the former deputy chief Jack Ripley about quitting. Ripley convinced him to stay and he has never regretted that decision. Policing is a stressful job and he admitted it’s sometimes difficult to forget the things he saw during a shift. The important thing is not to take the stress home. "Home support is the greatest thing. You try not to take the job home with you, but sometimes it’s difficult," he said. "I stay active with golf, hockey and work out in the gym every day. You try not to think about it because it will drive you crazy if you do. Not only do you deal with stressful situations, but you deal a lot with death. I’ve been to suicides, shootings, stabbings, hangings. It is never easy to deal with." One of the things that helps overcome the stressful incidents are the ones in which officers have helped make a difference in someone’s life. "In this job it’s hard sometimes to show what you’ve done because you really don't know what you’ve done. These guys patrol 24/7 and you don’t know what would happen if they didn’t patrol," White said. "You can’t show it on paper." Chief Ian Naylor said it’s amazing for someone to stay in one job for 40 years. He draws a comparison to watching White when he played with the Junior Ramblers. "He was a stay at home defenceman, he was never a flashy guy. He did and does everything the way it’s supposed to be done," Naylor said. "He has always been a humble person who has never sought the limelight." White has also seen the department move on several occasions, starting at the former police and fire station where Needs is on the corner of Church and Prince Arthur Street, to the former CIBC building on the corner of Church andVictoria (where Tim Hortons is today), to the old BMO building on the corner of Victoria and LaPlanche and what’s now Breakfast at Brittney’s. From there the department spent a couple of weeks at the fire department following the August 2012 fire, then to its quarters atop the Four Fathers Memorial Library and its present home on Havelock Street. email@example.com • Twitter: @ADNdarrell As originally published on January 10, 2017 by Darrell Cole, Amherst News Four Decades of Service for White In this job it’s hard sometimes to show what you’ve done because you really don't know what you’ve done. These guys patrol 24/7 and you don’t know what would happen if they didn’t patrol. Staff Sgt. Scott White, Amherst Police Department While much has changed since Scott White first put on the uniform 40 years ago, some things never change. Staff. Sgt. Scott White is celebrating his 40th year with the Amherst Police Department. He joined the department on Jan. 12, 1977 and was appoined staff sergeant in 2007 and was the interim acting deputy chief following the retirment of Chief Charlie Rushton.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 25 PANS in the community Growing up in East Preston, Anthony Thomas dreamed of becoming a police officer just like his uncle. And Monday Thomas, now a New Glasgow police constable, was awarded a Police Long Service Award for his 27 years on the force — 26 of those years spent in New Glasgow. He was among 68 police officers from across the province who received long service awards from Justice Minister Diana Whalen in a ceremony at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax. Thomas made news in 2013 when he received a bravery award after saving a Westville man from the East River. Looking back on his nearly three decades in law enforcement, he says his dream started out just wanting to help people, and that’s always been the best part of his job. "You go to work and accomplish something or help someone. Although it might seem insignificant at the time, it’s rewarding to know that five or 10 years later they relay an incident and they say it made a difference in their life," says Thomas. He says years later people will pick him out of a crowd and thank him for doing his part as a police officer. It’s often people he came into contact with as children or teens, and they now have kids of their own. He says it doesn’t get any better than that. When Thomas first went to the police academy, he says he was doing it for himself, to fulfill a boyhood dream. He soon realized people in his home community of East Preston found it inspirational and he found himself a role model, something the softspoken officer didn’t take lightly. "That’s the biggest plus that being in uniform has done for me," he said. Thomas credits his mother, who still lives in the community, with providing the upbringing that made him who he is today. Thomas grew up with five siblings in a single-parent home and, looking back, he understands how tough that was for his mother. "She has always been an inspiration to me. She was Mom and Dad and she wore both hats well. As far as my hero or inspiration in life goes, she is that person." Thomas began his career in 1988 when he entered the police academy, then went straight to work as an officer in Louisbourg, where residents still remember him. "They still ask why I left, and I tell them: It’s not that I wanted to, but I had to expand my horizons. What would I learn about traffic in downtown Louisbourg?" he says with a chuckle. Since joining the force the biggest change in policing has been the advancement of technology, he says. "Me, being a dinosaur, I find it hard to keep up." He says although it’s hard for the police industry to keep up with everchanging technologies, there are benefits for the force, such as cameras in police cars and often in the public arena, where it helps with crime prevention and keeps people accountable. Thomas says he is grateful for having the opportunity to spend almost an entire career in New Glasgow, and his first year in Louisbourg. Although he plans to retire in five years, the boyhood dream that started his career so many years ago. As originally published on October 24, 2016, The Chronicle Herald Cop’s job a dream come true Constable Anthony Thomas among 68 officers to be honoured at ceremony THE CHRONICLE HERALD They still ask why I left, and I tell them: It’s not that I wanted to, but I had to expand my horizons. Const. Anthony Thomas has been a policeman since 1989 and has served with the New Glasgow Regional Police since 1990. “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” Anthony Thomas Police constable
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 27 PANS in the community Honesty is Const. Tim Keizer’s best weapon when the police officer makes his rounds at Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown. "If I say I am going to do something, I better do it," says Keizer, who became the first school resource officer in P.E.I. a few years ago. "Credibility is everything with these young people. They can spot you if you don’t have a vested interest in them very quickly." Keizer, 47, has for a long time had the well-being of students clearly in his sight. For more than 15 years, he facilitated the Drug Abuse Resistance and Education (D.A.R.E.) curriculum in Charlottetown schools. For more than 25 years, he has been coaching or assisting Island youth, helping them to reach their goals and potential. Keizer’s determined, caring efforts to help set young Islanders on a successful path was recognized Thursday. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough presented the Charlottetown Police Services constable with the prestigious Vocational Service Award for showing exemplary leadership. Tom Clark, chairman of Vocational Service Committee, says Keizer got the nod for “all the work he does, with passion and commitment, always going over and above the call of duty and looking for the next opportunity to help youth in our community through his roles with the Charlottetown Police Services." Keizer joined the city’s police force in 1996. His diverse policing career, to date, has included working street crime and serving as a general patrol officer. Most rewarding, though, is his current run as a school resource officer. "It was something that I wanted to do because I’ve always wanted to be in that role of working with youth, and to do it on a daily basis I absolutely jumped at the opportunity," he recalls. Keizer feels in a better position to steer people away from a life of crime working from within the school, than sitting in a police cruiser. "I’ve had students come to me and tell me that they are drug dealers and that they can’t do it anymore and they don’t want to do it anymore and (ask) ‘how do I get out of this?’ " Parents, too, turn to Keizer for help. He will get calls on his cell in the evening from a parent seeking assistance to deal with a child making poor choices, including criminal ones. "And a lot of times it comes to a good conclusion as opposed to that feeling of helplessness that the parent has," says Keizer. The police officer is quick to note he leans on a collaborative approach drawing on Colonel Gray’s student services team, including a youth worker. "They were my conduit to the students (when he started as the school’s resource officer) and they bought in right away," he says. "I work very closely with them every day." As originally published on February 9, 2017 by Jim Day, The Guardian Credibility is everything Charlottetown police officer recognized for exemplary service Const. Tim Keizer chats with Colonel Gray high school students Elijah Hood, left, and Jamie Crockett-Coffin. Keizer, who works as a school resource officer, is the 2017 recipient of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough's Vocational Service Award. Snapshot A quick look at Const. Tim Keizer of the Charlottetown Police Services, who is the recipient of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough’s 2017 Vocational Service Award: ■Born in Charlottetown, he graduated from Charlottetown Rural High School in 1988. ■Played basketball and volleyball at the high school, provincial and university level. ■Board member and two-time president of the P.E.I. Police Association for more than 15 years. ■Founding member of the Charlottetown Police Choir. ■Works with numerous charities, senior groups and community interest groups engaging the community in his role as a police officer. “It was something that I wanted to do because I’ve always wanted to be in that role of working with youth, and to do it on a daily basis I absolutely jumped at the opportunity,’’ Const. Tim Keizer recalls.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 29 PANS in the community A fresh layer of snow and hot tub was all they needed. Organizers couldn't have asked for a better backdrop for the fourth annual Polar Plunge, which was held by the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Sunday. A crowd of about 150 was at RCMP headquarters in Charlottetown to plunge into a freezing pool of water while also raising more than $16,000 for Special Olympics P.E.I. "I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous when I saw the snow this morning. We were concerned it was pretty blustery weather," said Roger Steadman, provincial torch run co-ordinator and park warden supervisor with Parks Canada. "In the end, it actually made it kind of nice. There was a lot of snow, so it really felt like a polar plunge." Steadman knew first hand after taking the plunge twice himself. "It was really cold. We had this event where we've jumped in the ocean before and this was colder," he said. "The Charlottetown Fire Department threw a bunch of ice in it for us and got the temperature really down there." Many members of P.E.I.'s law enforcement community, the general public and Special Olympians were "freezin' for a reason" on Sunday. While it was chilly, Stratford business Live for Today sponsored the event by bringing a hot tub to warm up participants. It was a popular attraction, to say the least. "I don't see how we could ever do it without the hot tub," Steadman said with a laugh. "It was a big bonus." The fourth annual plunge also saw the fundraiser held in two locations for the first time, with some taking the dive in Summerside. Charity Sheehan, executive director of Special Olympics P.E.I., said the weather made the day great for a plunge. "I've done them all and by far this was the coldest year yet," said Sheehan. She said the large crowd who came out for the event also meant a lot to the athletes and their families. Many athletes themselves took part, with many organizing themselves into teams complete with fun costumes. "We've had more and more athletes actually participate in the plunge as years go by. All the money raised here today stays here and helps support those programs, so they know what it means to have all those donations come in," she said. "Some of the people here today aren't typically people who donate to Special Olympics but choose to do it through this avenue. So it gives us an opportunity to reach more people." Both Steadman and Sheehan also thanked the law enforcement community, as well as those who supported the event. Roger Steadman said individuals can still donate by following a link on the P.E.I. Law Enforcement Torch Run's Facebook page or by contacting the Special Olympics P.E.I. office in Charlottetown. As originally published on April 11, 2016 by Mitch MacDonald, The Guardian Freezin´ for a reason “All the money raised here today stays here and helps support those programs, so they know what it means to have all those donations come in." Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics Charlottetown Police Services Det. Const. Tara Watts, left and Const. Kristi MacKay, take the Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics P.E.I. outside RCMP headquarters in Charlottetown Sunday. The event saw many members of P.E.I.'s law enforcement community and the general public come together to support Island athletes.
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 31 PANS in the community Charlottetown Police Services has launched a new program that aims to help elementary and junior high students cope with life's challenges. The program focuses on educating them about drug abuse, mental health and being safe on the Internet. Called Healthy Me, it will replace the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, which taught students about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use. Healthy Me covers a wider variety of issues relating to drug prevention, social media and mental health. The program teaches students how to build social and emotional skills with a focus on Internet safety and coping skills for difficult situations. Aaron Ryder, president of the Colonel Gray High School student council and a member of the Making Waves Group that helped develop the new program, said today's social media world creates pressures that exist 24 hours a day. "We're equipping these students with the skills to face those kinds of challenges,'' Ryder said. "It will give them a coping mechanism. As a high school student, it fills some of the gaps that I wish I had." Several police officers have received specialized training on Healthy Me, which is scheduled to begin in Charlottetown area schools after the March Break. It is targeted at students in Grade 6 but can be adapted to include students in Grades 7-9. Julie McCabe, a guidance counsellor, said the new program tackles up-to-date issues facing children. "As they navigate through normal adolescent development we're trying to give them some tools that help them figure out who they are as people,'' McCabe said, "and make healthy choices to promote positive mental health." Const. Tim Keizer has devoted much of his time the past few years talking to students. He even integrated himself into Colonel Gray. Keizer said in all the conversations he had with students he discovered they were facing many issues relating to social media, bullying and mental health. And they didn't have the skills to cope. "They say they can't cope, they can't deal with stuff. They're losing a sense of who they are, and this is all stuff that was not talked about in DARE," Keizer said, in describing how some students turn to things like prescription drugs. "So, we said we've got to get kids to get in touch with themselves first before we sit there and tell them drugs are bad for their body. They're not understanding how they're getting to that point, what is driving the bus." Keizer said students sometimes don't realize, for example, the impact sending pictures of themselves to others can have. "They don't understand the Internet is written in pen, not pencil. Then, all of a sudden, they become the centre of bullying, and it's still very different for a guy to send a picture out than a girl." Keizer says there are high school students who are "putting their fist through the gyprock and freaking out because they don't know how to cope." Once coping strategies are discussed, the program deals with alcohol, marijuana and chewing tobacco which, Keizer says, kids are doing. "The way Healthy Me is set up, you go after topics of the day. We've got a lot jammed into a four-lesson program." email@example.com Twitter.com/DveStewart As originally published on March 14, 2017 by Darrell Cole, The Guardian Coping with life “We're equipping these students with the skills to face those kinds of challenges,” Ryder said. “It will give them a coping mechanism. As a high school student, it fills some of the gaps that I wish I had.” Charlottetown Police Services launches new program aimed at helping elementary school students deal with pressures that are being thrown at them. A number of agencies, organizations and groups are helping to fund and develop Healthy Me, which replaces the DARE program in Charlottetown. Clockwise from left, are Aaron Ryder, president of the student council at Colonel Gray High School and a member of the Making Waves Group; Julie McCabe, guidance counsellor; Const. Tim Keizer, Tyler Larter, guidance counsellor; and Bill Irwin, member of the Charlottetown Y's Mens Club. Healthy Me, which targets students in Grade 6, aims to help kids cope with many of the challenges today's world can throw at them. Aaron Ryder, president of the Colonel Gray High School student council Need to know The following groups helped fund and develop Healthy Me: • Charlottetown Y's Mens Club • 100 Women P.E.I. • P.E.I. Teachers' Federation • English Language School Board • P.E.I. Police Association • Charlottetown Police Services
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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 33 PANS in the community It takes a village to raise a child, including community organizers, theatre directors and police officers. Charlottetown Police officer Steve Gallant visited children spending the Monday of their March break at Murphy’s Community Centre in an effort to build greater ties in the community at an early age. "In order for a community to work well, there needs to be good social interaction," said Patrick McDonald, who organized the event as the centre’s director of child care. A number of activities were organize for attendees. Children painted the face of one of the officers volunteering, and they were given small prizes for helping each other. They also played ball hockey, which Gallant said was to show them how to work well on a team. McDonald has been dedicated to helping youth in one form or another for 30 years now. One Christmas, in his hometown of Grand Tracadie, P.E.I., he directed a performance of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" for his local theatre. He was able to use period costumes, provided to him by the Confederation Centre. "A lot of times, people don’t realized that if you’re more involved in your community, your community is able to give you more back," said McDonald. Both McDonald and Gallant said police officers should also be positive figures in the community. Gallant added that officers are normal, approachable human beings, just like anyone else. Gallant had volunteered at Murchy’s Community Centre before. He and McDonald believe volunteering helps strengthen the bonds that bind a community together. To volunteer at Murphy’s Community centre, apply in person, with a resumé, at the main office on Richmond Street. As originally published on March 29, 2017 by Michael Conor McCarthy, The Guardian Face-painting forges bonds Members of the Charlottetown police invited to March break event to strengthen relationship between youth, the community and the police. Charlottetown Police Office Steve Gallant gets his face painted by Lauren Dalziel and Jayden Wilson at the Murphy’s Community Centre School Age Camps. Several officers spent the day at the camp teaching positive attitude, community engagement, leadership, manners and many other life skills. The camp also allowed the children to learn the police are a positive ability in the community. HEATHER TAWEEL/THE GUARDIAN Several offices took part in the Salvation Army’s 'Be an Angel'program, buying gifts for children who wouldn´t otherwise have much under the tree. "They gave us a list of what 10 children would like to have for Christmas and they went so quickly we asked for five more," said Truro Police Chief Dave MacNeil. The police had purchased items for the Christmas Index program in the past but this year they heard the Salvation Army was struggling to get what was on their list so they decided to help out. MacNeil´s teenage daughter did the shopping for him and felf so good about helping she spent her own money to purchase something extra. "Sometimes we forget there are peole struggleing and it´s nice to help make Christmas special for kids," said MacNeil. "Christmas is about kids." Truro police also took part in 'Fill the Paddy Wagon' at Sobeys on Prince Street on Dec. 3, collecting a van full of food. Published by Lynn Curwin, Truro Daily News Truro police are not only making people safer during the holidays, they´re also making children happier. Truro Police officers took part in the Salvation Army´s `Be an Angel´ program and purchased gifts for local children. Around the tree are, from left, Const. Katie Titus, Const. Edwin Reynolds, Const. Andrew Frost and Cpt. Robert Hunka.
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