44thANNUAL CRIME PREVENTION GUIDE Family Violence Awareness


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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 3 On behalf of the Members and Board of Directors of the Police Association of Nova Scotia, I wish to thank the general public and businesses in Nova Scotia for their support of our organization. The Police Association of Nova Scotia appreciates your support and contributions to our Annual Crime Prevention Guide. This 44thAnnual publication focuses on the Family Violence and how it impacts men, women, children, and the entire community. I wish to thank Fenety Marketing Services for their excellent work and dedication to our organization during the past year. Thank you. Stephen Curley President PANS


POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 5 PANS Office Staff PANS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation Children’s Wish Foundation Colchester Food Bank Cobequid Education Center 3rd Truro Area Scouts Feed Nova Scotia Pictou Health Authority Town of New Glasgow SADD program MADD (Valley Chapter) Open Arms David W. Fisher CEO Donna Gallant Executive Assistant Brigitte Gaudet Controller DONATIONS March 2014 – March 2015 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 President Stephen Curley 1st Vice-President Richard Hickox - Truro 2nd Vice-President Dale Johnson - Charlottetown Secretary-Treasurer Wilfred Andrews - Annapolis Valley Area Director Jamie Dearing - Bridgewater Area Director Harvey Timmons - Pictou County Area Director Brian Gairns - Amherst 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 7 PANS President Steve Curley and PANS Director Rick Hickox, presenting a $5,000 donation to the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia. PANS made a $5,000 donation to the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia • Working collaboratively with other equality seeking organizations, and the three levels of government, to address barriers that prevent women, and their children from living free of Violence and Abuse; • Advocating for sufficient programs, services and funding for Transition Houses in Nova Scotia; • Increasing public awareness of Violence and Abuse in our society; • Conducting and/or participating in Feminist Participatory Research; and • Providing training and networking opportunities for Boards and Staff of our Member Organizations PANS in the community THANS exists to eliminate violence against women in Nova Scotia by:

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 9 FAMILY VIOLENCE AWARENESS What Is Family Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 What Puts Families At Risk Of Violence And What Protects Them? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 How To Recognize If You Or Your Children Are Being Abused. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Are You In An Abusive Relationship? Know The Signs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Signs of Being An Abuser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 What To Do If Someone You Know Is Being Abused . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Men Abused By Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 The Economic Burden of Family Violence . . . 71 Snapshot of Family Violence In Canada . . . . . 73 Family Violence: How Big Is The Problem In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Get Help With Family Violence: Who Can Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 How To Plan For Your Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 How Men And Boys Can Help Stop Family Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 What’s Wrong With Spanking? . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Get Help with Family Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Child Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Domestic Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Sexual Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Domestic Violence: Fact and Fiction . . . . . . . 103 Shelter Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Post-Separation Abuse: Impact on Women . . 113 Transition Houses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 More Information and Resources . . . . . . . . . . 128 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 44th 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 TRANSITION HOUSEASSOCIATIONOFNOVASCOTIA . . . .7 Message from the Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 PANS in the community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Police Help Out Manitoba Visitor . . . . . . . . . .21 Benefit Ball Hockey New Glasgow . . . . . . . . .23 Atlantic Police Association All-Stars vs. Subway Selects Midget AAA Charity Game . . . . . .25 Facing Off For A Good Cause . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Benefit Hockey New Glasgow . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Benefit Hockey Truro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Benefit Hockey Halifax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Benefit Hockey Wolfville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Truro Police Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Truro Police See First Married Couple On Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 PANS Annual Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 PANS Annual Christmas & Appreciation Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

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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.” The Police Association of Nova Scotia publishes an Annual Crime Prevention Guide to educate the public on serious community concerns. This 44th Annual PANS Crime Prevention Guide focuses on the subject of Family Violence Awareness and is designed to help educate and promote the public’s role in identifying and reporting potential Child and Spousal Abuse. A serious concern for all Nova Scotians! This Community Guide is made possible as a result of financial contributions from residents and business representatives throughout the province whose generous support makes it possible for the members of the Police Association of Nova Scotia 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 2014 Telephone Appeal.This unique publication is distributed free-ofcharge each year to schools, libraries and public facilities and it is also available online at PANS's website at, making it easily accessible to everyone. Your comments or suggestions regarding these publications are always welcome and we look forward to speaking with you again this 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 Steve Curley and Morgan Curley - presenting a cheque for an Atlantic Police Association scholarship. Truro Police Service Remembrance Day November 11, 2014. Cst. Ken MacDonald and Sgt. Steve Curley New Glasgow Regional Police Service, working at the Johnny Miles running event weekend. Sgt Bannerman presenting a New Glasgow Police Regional bursary to Kira Casey (Cpl Mike Casey)

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 15 PANS in the community New Glasgow Regional Police Relay for Life Team New Glasgow Regional Police Kids Christmas Party Six-time Olympic medalist and national spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk, Clara Hughes arrives in Truro on April 14/14 during Clara’s Big Ride to raise awareness for Mental Health. Cst. Robert Hunka participated in the ride. President Steve Curley & Santa Bannerman

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 17 PANS in the community Steve Curley and his nephew Ben Manos playing at a fun Christmas game against the Pictou County Novice Advanced Crushers. Steve Shipley, Matt Bennett at Bridgewater Police Service Union BBQ Katie Gillis, and Connor O`Halloran, students at Queen Charlotte School, talk Internet Safety with Constables Dale Johnson, left, and Tim Keizer. Charlottetown City Police are speaking to students on social media responsibility and Internet Safety as part of Anti-Bullying Week. Dennis Swift, Peter Hopkins, Ward Beck and Morgan Gibson at Bridgewater Police Service Union BBQ

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 19 Kentville Police put on a full Turkey Dinner on the 19th of December, 2014 as a freewill offering in support of the local Salvation Army. They raised $935 for them. They purchased all the Turkeys and the Kentville Save-Easy supplied all the rest. The Kentville Police have decided to make this an annual event. Back Row (L to R): Cst Angie McWaid, Cst Kevin Lutz & S/Cst Gideon Travis Front Row (L to R): Abby Smith & Emma Smith (Daughters of Cst Marty Smith) From left to right-KPS Admin Staff- Lou Dean, A/Cst Harlon Wood, KPS Admin Staff-Nicole Illsley, Cst Mike Goss, Cst Marty Smith & Susan MacLean(Wife of Cst Mike Goss) Sgt George Dunfee & Cst Angie McWaid From Left to Right: Cst Dave MacDonald & S/Cst Gideon Travis PANS in the community From Left to Right are: Cst Marty Smith, Save-Easy Store Owner, Jason Blanchard, and Sgt George Dunfee.

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 21 PANS in the community Originally Appreared in PEI Guardian To: Chief A. Paul Smith. I am writing to express my sincere appreciation to the Charlottetown Police Force and in particular to Const. Michael McGee. In August of this year, a friend and myself had the opportunity to visit P.E.I. We had a wonderful experience taking in the beautiful sights as well as meeting some of the most hospitable and friendly people, with the exception of one. I had booked a room weeks in advance of my trip. When we arrived we were so sorry to find the room that was offered was not the room in the advertisement on Trip Advisor. It was clearly a “bait and switch” situation. After seeing the room that was offered, we decided not to stay. After speaking to the owner we were told that there would be no problem in refunding my money for two night stay. I am sorry to say that not only was my money not refunded but also I was actually charged for an additional two nights stay, bringing my total bill to $500. After calling and writing to the owner several times and getting nowhere, I phoned the Chamber of Commerce. They suggested that I phone the police department. I had the good fortune of speaking to Const. McGee who visited the owner several times on my behalf. Finally, after several months of trying to convince the owner to credit my charge he was met with success. As of Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, my MasterCard was finally credited with half the amount, $257. In this day and age when there seems to be so much adversity toward law enforcement agencies, the city police department and Const. McGee went over and above the call of duty to assist me. He kept in touch with me to let me know what was happening until he was finally met with success. I know this is a small act of kindness but sometimes the small acts are what count. Peggy Murphy, Winnipeg, Man. LETTERS TO THE EDITIOR Police Help Out Manitoba Visitor The New Glasgow Regional Police entered a team in Movember. Movember’s about bringing back the moustache, having fun and doing good, and changing the face of men’s health. Mo Bros take action by signing up and growing a sweet moustache for the 30 days of Movember. The team raised $570 online for The Movember Foundation. Team Captain Ryan Leil’s team consisted of Mo Bros Nick Hirtle, Kyle Lesko, Walter Smith, Jason Lloyd, Michael Casey. Kyle Lesko Ryan Leil Walter Smith A seminar called Thinking About Aging in Place was held in St. Petere's Cathedral Hall in Charlottetown to give older Islanders and understanding and help on how to continue living in their own homes. Police were on hand to give tips on staying safe, Trius Transit was on hand to speak about transit services and a talk on staying healthy were just some of the topics. From left are Chelsea Green of Home Instead, Officer Ron Kennedy, Jane Ross and Catherine Freeze, Seniors' Policy Advisor, Department of Community Services and Seniors. Published In The Guardian, June 25, 2014

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 23 NEW GLASGOW – The Fourth Annual New Glasgow Regional Police Ball Hockey Tournament took place Saturday morning at the West Side Community Centre with Gabriel’s Believers taking it in a close final, netting the Brian Haines led team to their fourth consecutive victory. The eponymous Gabriel, son of Brian Haines, was to conduct the ceremonial puck drop but a last minute case of stage fright prevented him from doing so. Sgt. Kevin Scott of the regional police service graciously stepped in for the honour. Both are cancer survivors. The tournament is a fundraiser for Relay for Life and pulled in $3,100, which is more than double previous events and surpassed this year’s $3,000 goal. “This would not have been possible without the strong commitment of our community and membership and support from local businesses,” said Constable Ryan Leil of the regional police service. “It’s one of the events we take pride in every year. It’s getting more and more difficult to fund-raise with the economy. You’ve got to come up with creative ways and this is a good way.” Annual Tourney Draws Support Players each paid a $30 entry fee which Leil described as a “an easy sell” and a number of local businesses made donations of products and gift cards which were used as silent auction items and in some cases for player awards. “I think it’s the nature of the fund-raising, what it’s for,” Leil said. “I think, there’s nobody in this tournament, or for that matter nobody out there, that hasn’t been affected by some sort of cancer in their life. Whether they’re a survivor themselves or they’ve lost a loved one or a coworker or anything like that. Cancer doesn’t discriminate, it affects everybody.” “We’ve had tremendous success over the last years and have raised the profile where people are looking forward to it each year and calling us up and wondering when it’s happening,” Leil said. “It’s growing in popularity.” Ten teams competed in this year’s tournament, which is up from the standard eight in previous years. Also different this year is a change in location, moving out of the YMCA and onto the outdoor surface in New Glasgow’s West Side. “We’ve hosted it in the past at the YMCA where you’re restricted to a gymnasium,” Leil said, “(But it’s a) smaller surface where you can only have four on four.” This year’s location allowed for five-on-five stick and ball action. Leil said that it is becoming tradition for the winning team to hold the event trophy for the year and described the battle to possess it as sportsmanlike yet competitive. “People want to win, especially people that have been here for a long time,” Leil said. “People do want to beat Gabriel’s Believers. They’ve won it every single year.” Aaron Cameron - As Originally Published In The Advocate May 14, 2014 Benefit Ball Hockey New Glasgow The fourth annual New Glasgow Regional Police Ball Hockey Tournament took place at the West Side Community Centre in New Glasgow. Front left: Dave Guthro, Sgt. Kevin Scott and Brian Haines. Back left: Constables Ryan Leil and Nick Hirtle. (Cameron photo) I think it’s the nature of the fund-raising, what it’s for,” Leil said. “I think, there’s nobody in this tournament, or for that matter nobody out t , that hasn’t been affected by some sort of cancer in their life. Whether they’re a survivor themselves or h y’ve lost a loved one or a co-worker or anything like that. Cancer doesn’t discriminate, it affects everybody. “a a” PANS in the community

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 25 TRENTON – A hockey game taking place on Thursday promises competitive hockey and excellent family entertainment while raising funds for local charities. The Atlantic Police Association All Stars (formerly Police Association of Nova Scotia) will take on the Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female team in this year’s benefit hockey game at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre. "The annual hockey game is always one of our major fundraisers for local charities. We donate to different organizations every year so that the money is spread evenly,” said APA area director and New Glasgow Regional Police Association president Harvey Timmons. APA will be using game proceeds to support local charities, including the Pictou County Health Authority Palliative Care Unit, Northumberland Regional High School’s Students Against Drunk Driving program, North Nova Education Centre’s SADD program and The Children’s Wish Foundation. The APA and the local police associations have donated tens of thousands of dollars to local charities over the years, greatly benefitting the Pictou County community. Featured on the All Stars team are members of the New Glasgow Regional, Stellarton and Westville police departments, along with former NHLer Jon Sim and Westville Mayor Roger MacKay. The Northern Subway Selects is the highest scoring team in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA League, finishing in a tie for first place in the regular season. “We thank the Subway Selects and coach Troy Reid for agreeing to be a part of this year's game. I hear they score plenty, but our goalie is pretty formidable herself (Lauren Stiles of the NGRP) and we are looking to her to shut the Selects down,” said Timmons. The hockey game will also feature on-ice skits, giveaways and prize draws. Media personality J.R. Richard will be the master of ceremonies and referee for the evening. “With the skits and giveaways, it seems the children really enjoy themselves every year. And that's why we do things like this -- for the children, and to help people who are in need," said Timmons. Tickets are available at the door or at the front desk of the New Glasgow Regional Police Department. The game starts at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Published In The News, February 17, 2015 Atlantic Police Association All-Stars facing Subway Selects Midget AAA in charity game PANS in the community

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 27 TRURO - The banter has already started between local firefighters and police officers. The talk, however, is friendly and for a good cause - the third annual Battle of the Badges that takes place this Thursday. "Save it for the ice, boys," Truro Police Service Cpl. Rick Hickox said, jokingly, to a fellow officer and one of the Truro Fire Service firefighters. Hickox is the area director for Truro for the Atlantic Police Association and is organizing the game, which takes place Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. "We're teaming up again with the Colchester Food Bank, CEC Safe Grad, and the 3rd Boy Scouts of Truro, which encompasses all the Scouts, Beavers, Rovers and other programs," said Hickox. "We hand out $3,000 to local charities through the event, including the Children's Wish Foundation." In conjunction with the hockey game, students at Cobequid Educational Centre are hosting a food drive to support the Colchester Food Bank. Between 4 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 25, student council members will be going doorto-door in various areas in Truro and Bible Hill collecting donations, which can also be dropped off at the school between that same time. "Last year, 1,100 pounds were collected, so we are looking to improve upon that and we're looking for community support again," said Hickox. Mary DeAdder, the executive director of the food bank, said the food drive is a "tremendous" support each year. Firefighters, police officers playing in Battle of the Badges game in support of local charities "Right after Christmas, everything slows down," said DeAdder. "We look forward to this game every year, and the children enjoy it so much." DeAdder said the food bank and its clients are very fortunate in this area. "Food-wise, it's very encouraging knowing the support is out there," she said, adding supplies will be slow until the fall." Tickets for the game are $10 each or four for $30. They can be purchased at the door the night of the game. Most of the players on the police side of things will be local officers with the Truro Police Service, with an officer from Amherst Police Department joining them. Firefighters from the Truro department and Colchester County will round out the other team. Raissa Tetanish - As Originally Published In Truro Daily News, February 24, 2015 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. PANS in the community

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 29 Our 16th Annual Charity Benefit Hockey Gameon February 19, 2015, featuring the Female Midget AAA Subway Selects, was a success, with over $5,000 in proceeds raised to support our Police Association’s many activities in the area, including generous contributions to the Pictou County Health Authority’s Palliative Care Unit, Northumberland Regional High School & North Nova Educational Centre’s SADD Programs and the Children`s Wish Foundation. Pictou County Health Authority’s Palliative Care Unit Northumberland Regional High School & North Nova Educational Centre’s SADD Programs Children’s Wish Foundation Female Midget AAA Subway Selects Benefit Hockey New Glasgow PANS in the community

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 31 Our Annual Charity Hockey Game on February 26, 2015 was a real “Battle of the Badges” featuring the Truro Police All-Stars and the Truro Firefighter All-Stars. Over $5,000 in proceeds was raised to support our Police Association’s many activities in the area, including generous contributions to Cobequid Educational Centre Safe Grad, Colchester Food Bank, Truro Scouts and Children’s Wish Foundation. Colchester Food Bank C.E.C. Safe Grad 3rd Truro Scouts Children’s Wish Foundation PANS in the community Benefit Hockey Truro Facing off for Charities Rhiannon Cullip Sings the National Anthem


POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 33 Our 19th Annual Charity Benefit Hockey Game on March 12, 2015, 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 Facing Off For Charities Children’s Wish Foundation Ice Bucket Challenge Benefit Hockey Halifax PANS in the community

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 35 PANS in the community Our 17th Annual Charity Benefit Hockey Game on March 20, 2015, featuring the Maritime All Stars, raised over $7,000 to support our Police Association’s activities in the area, including generous donations to the Annapolis Valley M.A.D.D. Chapter, Children’s Wish Foundation, and the Open Arms Drop-In Centre. Open Arms Drop-In Centre Children’s Wish Foundation Annapolis Valley MADD Chapter Benefit Hockey Wolfville

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 37 Truro Police Training TRURO – The door was ajar only slightly, but Onyx was ready to head into the old hospital. The dog and his handler, Const. Justin Russell, were at the former Colchester Regional Hospital on Willow Street along with their colleagues for rapid response training. They stayed at the ready at the entrance just off the street, with their fellow officers – masked and armed – to head in at a moment’s notice. “It’s very important for public safety,” said Truro Police Chief David MacNeil in regards to why the force’s officers each spent a full day with firearm instructor Const. Ed Cormier at the site. “If the need arose, our officers could respond effectively. We would have those tools and that training to deal with that.” The training, said MacNeil, was set for any sort of scenario where there could be an active shooter in a public place. The training is mandated by the province, he said, for every four years. “There was a classroom component with theory, and then training of formations and movements,” the chief said. “The training is designed so that the first responding officer could effectively take action against a threat.” Training also included those in teams, from a two-officer team up the five or six. “It’s to train us as the first responder so we can immediately engage that active threat. Sometimes when an officer arrives on scene, they don’t have time to wait. Now they’ll Armed and Ready Truro Police Service conducts rapid response training in old hospital RAISSA TETANISH – PUBLISHED IN TRURO DAILY NEWS Officers with the Truro Police Service, including the K-9 unit of Onyx and Const. Justin Russell, were ready to storm into the old hospital on Willow Street during recent rapid response training. The force spent six days in the former Colchester Regional Hospital training with scenarios of an active shooter. have that training and the tools to address the situation.” The course saw officers using their service weapons, using a modified barrel to shoot paint-based rounds, or Simunition. The targets or suspects were also armed and able to shoot back. “We’re utilizing all our weapons – from our shotguns, to pistols to the C8. So that adds some realism to our training” MacNeil said. While officers are continuously training in various aspects, this particular training put together all others, including force and firearms. “This is more tactically-based training, with more movement. It’s not static training. All of our other training helps feed into this as well.” By utilizing the old hospital, that allowed Cormier to present various scenarios to the officers, giving them the opportunity to search the building and locate their suspects. Other scenarios included having shots fired and barricaded persons. “There are lots of stairways and hallways, so it made for some realistic training,” said the chief. “We don’t know when or where this could happen.” On Twitter: @TDNRaissa

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 39 Truro Police Training TRURO – It’s an additional tool that they can keep in their arsenal of things, and it was something the force has needed. Two constables - Justin Russell and Robert John Hunka - are the town newest drug recognition experts with the Truro Police Service, a service that the force has needed for some time now. “I’ve had an interest in impaired driving and this is just another avenue that we could be involved with in the detection of impaired driving,” said Russell about why he wanted to spend three weeks in Phoenix taking the training course. “There are 70,000 police officers in Canada and only 600 with this training. It was a large undertaking to go away for the course but it gives us another thing we can do, to be able to conduct this test” It’s was Hunka’s involvement with the drug unit, as well as his current involvement with the local MADD chapter, that brought about this desire for the training. “We recognize that this is a major concern and having this training will help us make the roads that much safer,” he said. Since returning as drug recognition experts, the force has already had one successful charge on a male. “I was able to determine his ability to operate his motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and cannabis,” said Hunka. When it comes to impaired driving by drug, it falls under the same Criminal Code section as if the motorist was under the influence of alcohol. Refusing a drug test would be the same charge as refusing a test regarding alcohol. Many of the signs of being impaired by drug are the same, including weaving on the road and delayed and or no breaking. The officers said there are seven different drug categories tested for. “Seventy per cent of drivers are using more than one drug, whether it’s alcohol, cannabis or other stimulants,” said Hunka. Truro Police Officers Trained As Drug Recognition Experts RAISSA TETANISH – PUBLISHED IN TRURO DAILY NEWS Robert John Hunka, a constable with the Truro Police Service, walks a straight line toward Const. Justin Russell to demonstrate one of the tests conducted on suspected drivers impaired by drugs. The two offices are newly certified as drug recognition experts. During a drug test, there are 12 steps to be evaluated, which can include things such as blood pressure, pulse rate and muscle dexterity. They also use a pupillometer on a suspected impaired driver’s eyes in a dark room. Although they both have training neither officer knows just how often it will be needed. “We don’t really have an idea,” said Russell, who is also the forces K-9 officer. “It could be like my K-9 work - you can be busy for a while, and then not have a single call. It’s really hit or miss so we can’t really determine that.” “We hope to think it would be never.” Hunka added. “But the reality is that it could be daily or a weekly basis.” The drug recognition experts said many people don’t realize that even if they are taking prescription drugs on their doctor’s advice, it could still impair them to the point where they can’t drive. “You can be impaired by your own prescription. People should take the time to speak with their pharmacist to see if they can still drive,” said Hunka. On Twitter: @TDNRaissa “We reconginzed that this is a major concern and having this training will help us make the roads that much safer” A pupillometer is one tool the new drug recognition experts with the Truro Police Service - Constables Justing Russell and Robert John Hunka - will use when trying to determine if a driver is impaired by drugs.

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 41 TRURO – It was love at first sight for her, and it was her being in a uniform that did it for him. That’s how the story of Danny and Kelly Quinn began at the police academy, but now the husband and wife team is finally working at the same detachment here in Truro. “We leave our relationship at home,” said Kelly, who is awaiting the birth of the couple’s second son. “When we come to work, we’re at work.” Kelly , who grew up in Truro, wanted to return to her roots and began working at the service in October 2008. Danny began working at the detachment in Kensington, P.E.I., in January that year, and transferred to Springhill two years later. He was hired on locally back in April, making the Quinns the service’s first married couple. “I am thrilled that Daniel and I have been able to settle in Truro, my hometown, and raise our children with our family close by,” said Kelly. “We are fortunate to have them help us out so much when it comes to our work schedules. It is great to stay close to home and able to give back to the community that provided me with so much.” For Danny, the move to Truro was always one of his goals. “Since being here, I know it is a place with great opportunity and I’m excited to set roots down in Truro. Both of us being police officers is great,” said Danny, a North Sydney native. “We have lots in common.” “It’s always been good,” added Kelly. “Being in the same profession, we learn off of each other.” Danny said the couple has double the experience, thanks to having the same careers. “Everything that happens to her, happens to me. We always talk about it, and vice versa.” The couple said things were a little different while the two were working in separate provinces (which saw Kelly travel back to the Island on her off days), but when it really came down to it, both were on patrol in their respective detachments. And with Danny’s interest in the law side of things, his research has helped his wife in her position. “There are times when we’re home that we talk about law often. It’s not all police” said Danny. Danny first joined the service in April, and later that month Kelly came off patrol and started with office duties. The couple has a two-year-old son, Parker, and is expecting the birth of a second child on Sept. 21. The Quinns don’t work the same patrol shift, however, some of their shifts could overlap due to emergencies and possibly even sick leave. Truro Police See First Married Couple On Force RAISSA TETANISH – ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN TRURO DAILY NEWS, AUGUST 19, 2014 Truro Police Service constables Danny and Kelly Quinn are the forces’ first married couple that the Chief and Deputy Chief can recall in the force’s history. The coule met in the police academy and was married in April 2011. Kelly joined the Truro Poilice Service in October 2008, while Danny was hired on this past April “They’re both excellent officers,” said Chief Dave MacNeil. “They’re very professional and you wouldn’t know that they know each other when they’re at work. They’re great, family oriented people and we’re ecstatic to have them here.” The chief said it is common in larger departments to have married couples working on the same force, but it is a first in Truro’s history that he’s aware of. Othe than twin cadets a few years ago, neither the Chief nor Deputy Chief could think of any other family ties. Because of their love for policing and the fact that they’re on the same force, Danny said it has strengthened the couple’s bond. “We know what the other goes through.” he said.”Especially with shift work, if one of us is coming off a night shift, we know they’re tired and we know what it’s like.” Laughing at the fact that they’re sometimes acknowledged as the Quinns instead of Danny and Kelly, the couple said their colleagues have been very supportive. “There’s been no negatives about it,” Danny said. On Twitter: @TDNRaissa

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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 43 June 5-6, 2014 Annual Conference Halifax, NS Mark Fenety addressing the delegates of the conference Damien Clarke, Kristi MacKay, Chris Watts, Mark Newcombe, Tim Keizer, Dean Field David Fisher, CEO Dean Stienburg, guest speaker (Halifax Regional Police Service) and Steve Curley, President APA 2014


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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 49 Family violence is any form of abuse or neglect that a child or adult experiences from a family member, or from someone with whom they have an intimate relationship. It is an abuse of power by one person to hurt and control someone who trusts and depends on them. All family violence is wrong. Some of it is against the law. Many terms with similar meanings The different terms used for family violence can have slightly different meanings depending on where and how they are used, such as in a courtroom or a hospital. For example, domestic violence can sometimes mean family violence and sometimes it means intimate partner violence. Intimate partner violence refers to physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse and can also be called dating violence between couples who are not married. The terms violence against women and gender-based violence are also used. Child abuse is sometimes called child maltreatment or neglect, and elder abuse is sometimes referred to as neglect. Family violence affects Canadians in all types of families and relationships-no matter how old they are, where they live, or how much money, education or type of job they have. It can affect people of every race, religion and sexual orientation. Violence can happen between anyone in a family or in a close intimate relationship (e.g., boyfriend, girlfriend or fiancée), including children, parents, grandparents, siblings, intimate partners and extended family—like uncles or step-parents. It can happen in opposite sex and same-sex couples. Examples of family violence: •child abuse, including neglect and childhood exposure to intimate partner violence •intimate partner violence, including dating violence •elder abuse and neglect •early and forced marriage, and "honour"- related violence •female genital mutilation Some common forms of family violence include: Physical abuse—physical injury or death of a family member or intimate partner caused when someone: •pushes, shoves, hits, slaps or kicks •pinches or punches •strangles or chokes •stabs or cuts •shoots •throws objects •burns •holds someone down for another person to assault •locks someone in a room or ties them down WHAT IS FAMILY VIOLENCE? Public Health Agency of Canada Agence de la santé publique du Canada