Instructors, Authors, and Course Contributors

Paul Ceyssens, LL.B

  • Graduate of Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
  • Members of Bars of Ontario and British Columbia
  • Former member of Legal Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General
  • Author of Legal Aspects of Policing and co-author of Ontario Police Services Act, Fully Annotated
  • Currently in private law practice in Saltspring Island, BC
  • Recognized expert in the statutory and understood role of police in Canada

Tom Chapman, BA, MA (CAM)

  • Tom ChapmanMA in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University in Victoria
  • Certificates in Mediation and ADR
  • Sergeant Major (retired) with 29 years of policing experience with the OPP
  • Former manager in the Investigations Section of Professional Standards Bureau
  • Jointly developed and delivered a Professional Standards Investigator's course in conjunction with the Calgary Police Service
  • Parks Canada - (recently retired) Law Enforcement Operational Manager for Alberta and British Columbia & Informal Conflict Management Advisor For Western & Northern Canada

Ward Clapham, MOM, SBStJ

  • Ward ClaphamAssociate of Arts – Criminology, Camosun College
  • Athabasca University - Administration Studies
  • Certificate in Advanced Police Studies – Canadian Police College
  • Interest Based Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • Superintendent (retired) 28 years with Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Chief Officer (retired) Transit Police
  • Recipient of the Canadian Order of Merit of the Police Forces for conspicuous merit and exceptional service.
  • Recipient of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, for Community Service.
  • Recipient of the Queens Golden Jubilee Award for Community Policing
  • Rotary International Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence
  • Recipient of Canada's Head of Public Service Award
  • Author of Breaking with the Law: The Story of Positive Tickets and Lead BIG: Discovering the Upside of Unconventional Leadership.

Dr. Terry Coleman

  • Dr. Terry ColemanA Public Safety Consultant with a focus on corrections and strategic policing
  • Police Officer 1969-2007
  • Calgary Police Service - 27 1/2 years
  • Chief of Police - Moose Jaw Police Service 1997 - 2007
  • Director of Human Resources - 1997 World Police/Fire Games
  • Implemented, and managed, the culture change of the Moose Jaw Police Service to "community policing"
  • In 2003, awarded the Order of Merit for Police Forces
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Human Resource and Learning committee
  • Former member of the Mental Health and The Law Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Police Boards
  • Former Deputy Minister in SK for both Municipal Affairs, and Public Safety, Corrections and Policing
  • Substantial operational, strategic management and leadership experience
  • Completed a Masters of Human Resource Management and Masters of Arts in Police Studies at the University of Regina
  • Completed a doctorate in Police Studies at University of Regina. His research focus was the measurement of the organizational performance of police organizations.

Debra Crowell, CMM, CLGA

  • Debra CrowellDirector of Finance since 1997 for the Town of Kentville, Nova Scotia
  • Extensive experience in preparing annual budgets, financial statements and other associated government reports
  • 22 years of financial and accounting experience at the municipal level
  • Graduate of Dalhousie University’s Certificate in Local Government Administration Program
  • Certified Municipal Manager
  • Member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and the Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia
  • Recipient of the Community IT Hero Award presented by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Industry Canada "in recognition of your leadership and dedication to improving your community through the innovative use of information technology."

Dr. Chris Giacomantonio

  • PhD. Criminology University of Oxford
  • Research Coordinator with the Halifax Regional Police Service
  • Co-chair of the CACP Research Advisory Committee
  • Author of multiple journal articles on policing, public safety and policy, including Policing Integration, a 2015 academic text examining integrated policing in Canada
  • Previously Senior Analyst with RAND Corporation's UK office
  • Specializing in program evaluation and policing research

Ted Herbert, BPE, BEd, MA

  • Ted HerbertPublic Sector leadership development specialist with over 20 years experience
  • 25 years designing and delivering Police Education
  • Experienced sport and public sector work place coach
  • International project management experience
  • Diverse experience and training in the delivery of adult education
  • Educated in Adult Learning principles and practice
  • Skilled curriculum developer
  • MA in human performance
  • Director of the Police Leadership Program from 1998-2001
  • Currently working as a Senior Advisor to the Government of Ontario

Dr. Craig S. MacMillan

  • Over 30 years experience in the justice system as police officer, lawyer, and investigator
  • Ph.D. in Law (U.B.C.), LL.B. (Dalhousie University), M.A. in Judicial Administration (Brock University), B.A. in Legal Studies (University of Lethbridge), Diploma in Law Enforcement (Lethbridge Community College), Certificate in Police Advanced Education Program (Level IV) (Justice Institute of B.C.), Certificate in Advanced Police Studies (Canadian Police College), Certificate in General Police Studies (Canadian Police College)
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the British Columbia Bar (since 1994) with experience in government practice and private practice experience in a small firm and as a sole practitioner representing police officers in a variety of legal forums
  • Former Grievance Adjudicator and ad hoc adjudicator for discipline and discharge cases in federal police cases
  • Previous police experience in uniform (both federal and municipal police agencies), Major Crime, Informatics, Operations Policy Unit, Hate Crime Team, Training Branch, Commercial Crime Section (Special Advisor), Member Representative Unit
  • Previous experience as a Designated Investigator with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (Atlantic Region) and with the Investigative Branch of the Nova Scotia Police Commission (conducting reviews of public and internal complaints against municipal police officers and agencies)
  • Facilitator in ethics education for investigative training at the Pacific Region Training Centre (RCMP) and Canadian Police College.
  • Educator and guest lecturer on various courses at Kwantlen University College, University of British Columbia Continuing Studies, University College of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Royal Roads University
  • Author of professional and academic works dealing with ethics, constitutional law, hate crime, violence in relationships, police independence and legal services, and compelled statements from police officers.

Paul McKenna, BEd, MA, MLIS

  • Bachelor of Education degreee from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, a Master's degree in Political Science (University of Western Ontario), a Master's degree in Library and Information Science (University of Toronto)
  • President of Public Safety Innovation, Inc. providing consulting services to several police departments across Canada, with a particular emphasis on business and strategic planning, police service restructuring and reorganization
  • Served as theDeputy Director (Administration) of the OPP Academy
  • Has authored several important textbooks on policing in Canada, including: "Canadian Government and Administration: A Policing Perspective", "Foundation of Community Policing in Canada" and several others

Dr. Ian Messenger

  • Dr. Ian MessengerM.A. Honours in Social Policy and Politics (University of Edinburgh), MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (University of Edinburgh), DCrimJ Doctor of Criminal Justice (University of Portsmouth), Certificate in Police Leadership (Dalhousie University)
  • 10 years experience in United Kingdom law enforcement, including 8 years experience in national and international operations with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) with a focus on the Middle East and Asia.
  • Subject Matter Expert on Pakistan law enforcement
  • Experience of needs analysis and capacity building projects in Middle East Asia region
  • Doctoral thesis on cross-border and cross-cultural working in international law enforcement 

Dr. Chris Murphy

  • Leader in research into Community Policing
  • Experience with Canadian Solicitor General’s Department, Research Division
  • Experience with Corrections Canada
  • Author of numerous books and articles on community policing
  • Professor at Dalhousie University, Halifax in Crime and Criminology
  • PhD. dissertation on implementation of Community Based Policing models
  • Instructor and author of Understanding and Responding to Global and Domestic Terrorism: A Social Science Perspective

Robert F. Purcell, LL.B

  • Executive Director of Public Safety at the NS Dept. of Justice
  • Inspector with the RCMP before joining the NS Dept. of Justice
  • Over 23 years of policing experience, including both operational and administrative experiences
  • Past special advisor to the Commanding Officer and Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations for the RCMP “H” Division
  • Graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1992
  • Worked with the Crown Prosecution Service in London, England

Don Spicer, BA (Police Leadership)

  • Director of Policing Services, Nova Scotia Department of Justice
  • Former police executive with thirty-five years’ experience 
  • Invested as an Officer, Order of Merit (OOM) by the Governor General of Canada
  • Recipient of a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for advancing policing in Canada
  • Trained hundreds of police officers in media relations
  • Former media relations officer 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Police Leadership, Charles Sturt University
  • Certificate in Police Leadership, Dalhousie University

Theresa Rath Spicer, MA

  • Bachelor of Public Relations and Master of Arts (Communications)
  • Public Relations practitioner and communications strategist for 20+ years
  • Led and directed the public relations function for Halifax Regional Police for 14+ years (2003-17)
  • Trained hundreds of police officers in media relations
  • Provided strategic communications counsel to the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association
  • Guest lecturer at Mount Saint University on issues management, crisis communications, media relations, internal communications, etc.
  • Volunteer mentor to public relations students at Nova Scotia Community College