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Public Proceedings

Webcast Post-Incident Communications and Support

June 23, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Primary site location:

Best Western Truro - Glengarry
150 Willow St
Truro, Nova Scotia

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  • Roundtable: Emergency communications (within RCMP and among responding agencies) and interoperability among agencies. This roundtable will address communications within agencies, communications between agencies, and cultivating interoperability and collaboration. Roundtable Members include:
    • Facilitator: Krista Smith, Legal Policy Officer, Research and Policy Team
    • Mr. Todd Brown, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Public Safety and Field Communications (PSFC), Province of Nova Scotia. Mr. Todd Brown has been with the Province of Nova Scotia for 33 years, 27 of which were as Director of Public Safety and Field Communications (PSFC). For the last two years Todd has been Director of Strategic Initiatives for PSFC, looking at new technologies and leading negotiations for an extension of the TMR 2 Agreement.
    • Mr. Terry Canning, Senior Consultant, Maricomm Consulting Ltd. Terry Canning studied Mechanical Engineering Technology at Nova Scotia Institute of Technology (1976) and has since worked in the farm machinery industry, in heavy truck design, in HVAC system design and troubleshooting, as a post-secondary instructor, and finally as a consultant to the Province of Nova Scotia (15 years), then to the Provinces of New Brunswick, PEI, and Manitoba on the design and implementation of their respective public safety two-way radio systems. Throughout most of his working life, he was a volunteer firefighter. He has been semi-retired since March 2021, but remains involved in the fire service in administrative roles.
    • Ms. Hayley Crichton, Executive Director of Public Safety and Security Division, Nova Scotia Department of Justice. Hayley Crichton has been with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice for approximately two years and is currently the Executive Director of the Public Safety and Security Division, acting in the role since May 2021 and permanently appointed November 2021. She is originally from Toronto, Ontario, where she received her Bachelor of Arts honours degree from York University. Hayley then moved to Newfoundland and Labrador to pursue a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in sociology from Memorial University, specializing in criminal justice. She has experience as a policy consultant, university instructor, public servant and is a published academic.
    • Mr. Chris Davis, President and Security and Emergency Management Lead, The Lansdowne Consulting Group. Mr. Davis is lead author of the Commissioned Report, “Communications Interoperability and The Alert Ready System”, and a former senior military police officer with significant emergency management and communications interoperability project experience. His work has focused on supporting communications interoperability projects through the development of federal, provincial, regional, municipal and organization specific strategies and plans.. He has worked with first responders and emergency management professionals from across Canada in the development of interoperability strategies, plans, and procedures in support of interoperable communication capabilities and technology projects.
    • Mr. Darryl Macdonald, OCC Commander of the L Division Operational Communications Centre CM. Macdonald began his RCMP career in 1995 in the Truro Operational Communications Centre. He worked as a 911 call taker and police dispatcher before being assigned to several projects at the Divisional and National levels in 2008. In 2015, Mr. Macdonald was promoted to OCC Commander of the L Division Operational Communications Centre. Mr. Macdonald is recognized by the RCMP as a subject matter expert (SME) in CIIDS CAD, Radio operations, and Operator training. He presently leads the national CAD working group on behalf of the OCC National Policy Centre and serves on the National OCC Policy Centre (OCCNSS) advisory committee.
    • Mr. William Moore, Public Safety Project Lead, Halifax Regional Municipality. Mr. Moore is presently the Public Safety Project Lead at Halifax Regional Municipality. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and previous to that was the Deputy Chief of Police in Halifax. Mr. Moore has focused on matters of emergency communications and technology throughout his policing career. He was the chair of the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG) from 2010 to 2014 and managed the design, build and transition to Integrated Emergency Services in Halifax (the 911 call-taking and police/fire dispatch system). Mr. Moore holds a master’s degree in criminology from Cambridge University and a BSc. In Psychology from Dalhousie University.
    • Chief Dwayne Pike, Chief of Police, Amherst Police Department. Dwayne Pike joined the Amherst Police Department in 1996 and worked in the uniform/patrol section until 2007. In 2008 he was re-assigned to the Major Crime Unit until being promoted to Sergeant. In 2010, he returned to patrol until promoted to Deputy Chief in 2014 and then was appointed acting chief until permanent appointment to chief in March 2019. He graduated from the Atlantic Police Academy in 1995 prior to graduating from Memorial University of Newfoundland with an Arts degree in Physical Anthropology and Sociology and a Criminology Certificate. 
    • Mr. Lance Valcour, Inspector (retired), Ottawa Police Service. Inspector (Ret.) Lance Valcour O.O.M. retired from the Ottawa Police Service in 2010 after 33 years of service. He spearheaded the creation of, and then led, the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group between 2008 and 2014. Lance is an independent consultant, strategic adviser, author, digital evangelist and coach. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and facilitator on a wide range of public safety issues including incident command, public safety interoperability and information management.
  • Witness: Dr. Jaclyn Schildkraut to discuss her report, “Supporting Survivors and Communities after Mass Shootings”


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  • All timing, agendas, format and schedules are subject to change and will be updated here as required.

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