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Webcast Roundtables: Critical Incident Response

June 1, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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  • Roundtable 1: Critical incident preparedness 
    • Dr. Hunter Martaindale: Director of Research for the ALERRT Center at Texas State University. 
    • Dr. Kimmo Himberg: Retired at the end of 2021 as the Rector of the national Police University College, after having served the Police of Finland for over 30 years.
    • Supt. Wallace Gossen: Has been with York Regional Police (YRP) for 32 years and is currently the officer in charge of Operational Command. 
    • Dr. Bjørn Ivar Kruke: Professor in risk management and societal safety at the Faculty of Science and Technology/Department of Safety, Economics and Planning, University of Stavanger/Norway. 
    • Ms. Kerry Murray-Bates: Joined the Toronto Police Service as a Communications Operator, progressing through the ranks over the past 30 years to her current position, Manager of Communications Services. 
    • Dept. Chief Stephen MacKinnon: A 31-year officer with Cape Breton Regional Police, presently assigned to Operations as Deputy Chief of Police. 
  • Roundtable 2: Critical Incident Response: Civilians, 911 And First Responders
    • Dr. Hunter Martaindale: See biography above.
    • Dr. Bjørn Ivar Kruke: See biography above.
    • Ms. Kerry Murray-Bates: See biography above.
    • Dr. Paul Taylor: Assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. 

Visit the Roundtables webpage to learn more about the core themes of the roundtables and the members participating.


  • For documents related to the roundtables, visit the Research and Commissioned Reports page.
  • Visit the Roundtables webpage for information about other discussions held earlier in proceedings. 
  • All timing, agendas, format and schedules are subject to change and will be updated here as required.


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