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Brendan Bolstad
Brendan Bolstad
Posts : 26
Join date : 2015-02-20
Age : 33
Location : Edmonton

Detailed course descriptions for 2017 conference Empty Re: Detailed course descriptions for 2017 conference

Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:09 am
Hello, this is our most up to date information on the courses being offered at our annual conference this year:

AMEA 2017 Detailed Course information
May 8
Illegal Homeless Encampments (08:45 – 10:45 AM)
The Calgary Community Standards Partner Agency Liaison (PAL) Team seeks to address illegal homeless encampments in the City of Calgary through a non-traditional and compliance based approach to enforcement.  The PAL Team is one of the only entities within the City that works in an outreach capacity to offer various resources to those experiencing homelessness.  The PAL Team will also present on other Calgary Community Standards initiatives that they are involved with such as the Safe Housing Inspection Program (SHIP), the Coordinated Safety Response Team (CSRT), and the Calgary Community Hoarding Coalition (CCHC).
Presented by Jody St Pierre and Melanie Thomas Calgary Community Standards.

Derelict Properties Presentation (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
The presentation will be co-presented by SRU Coordinator Wayne Brown and City of Calgary Law Department Lawyer Shannon Belvedere. The presentation on the Coordinated Safety Response Team (CSRT) will provide an overview of the team history and the evolution to the current model. Topics included will be a brief history of other multi-agency teams that were formed by The City of Calgary to address other safety issues, an explanation and discussion on the multiagency philosophy, and reasons for the team. As well the formation of the CSRT, the reasons behind this team particularly the marihuana issue and the problems with vacant derelict houses facing Calgary at that time. I will explain the formation of the team, the need for terms of reference, early strategies deployed and various tools we use including all forms of legislation and the accompanying documents. Throughout the presentation Shannon will present legal challenges posed the work with our unit and the use of legislative tools specifically the Municipal Government Orders. We will reference several cases as examples of our successes and our shortfalls.
Presented by the City of Calgary Safety Response Unit.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM)
Information TBA, please check our forums for the latest information.

May 9
Vicious Dog Hearings (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)
Information TBA, please check our forums for the latest information.
Presenter: Inspector Doug Anderson has been with the City of Calgary for 27 years and has been an inspector for the last 10 years. During his time as an inspector, he has been directly involved in all animal aggression cases in the City of Calgary.
Presenter: Peace officer Mel Parkinson has been with the City of Calgary for over 8 years working in Animal
Control. She is involved in most of the serious aggression and higher level files reported to the City, and is now working on the Aggression Team full time.

Fentanyl Presentation (1:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
In 2015 the Calgary Police Service found itself in the unenviable position of being one of the first major municipal agencies to be significantly impacted by the drug Fentanyl. Since that time the CPS has formed a number of partnerships, as it seeks to address Officer and public safety, Prevention and Education, Investigations and Enforcement, and support of a broad spectrum of treatment and services targeting those with addiction related issues. Staff Sergeant Walker’s presentation will speak to understanding what has been dubbed ‘the opioid crises from a Policing perspective. His presentation will include the history and rise of Fentanyl, consumption trends, the involvement of organized crime, analogs and other opioids, signs and symptoms of overdose, as well as a question period.
Presented by Jason Walker Staff Sergeant Calgary Police.

May 10
Round Table Discussions (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)
Round tables this year will feature:
• Brownlee LLP
• City of Edmonton Municipal Prosecutor Megan Kyriacou
• City of Edmonton Problem Properties Coordinator
• Royal Roads University
• Alberta SCPA
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• City of Edmonton Graffiti Project Manager Karey Steil
• Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council
• Sunrise Estate Service
• Possibly more, please see our forums for the latest information: .

Dog bite statistics before & after a breed ban, and the latest updates on the Rod Lazenby fatality inquiry (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)

Dog bite summary: This presentation will share the results of a chart-review of 697 pediatric dog-bite cases from a hospital in Edmonton. Information extracted included data related to patients (age, gender), dogs (behavior prior to bite, breed), bites (location on patient, injury), and treatment and inter-agency collaboration. These records were collected before the BSL (Breed Specific Ban) was implemented in 1997, and after it was removed in 2012.

The Rodney Lazenby Fatality Inquiry:
The pre-inquiry conference for Officer Lazenby’s death was held on Monday, February 13th, 2017 in Calgary. This presentation will provide an overview of the purpose, issues, and procedures of the fatality inquiry. It will further explain who was granted status at the inquiry, and the focus on the inquiry that is scheduled for June 12-16, 2017 in Calgary.

Presented by: Drs. Sarah Curtis, Sylvia Checkley, Melanie Rock, and Dawn Rault. Please see the next post for their detailed bios, or click this link:

Rat Protocol Presentation (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)
Presented by: By Phil Merrill, Provincial Rat and Pest Specialist.
“My presentation is on Alberta’s Rat Control Program and how PCO’s are expected to deal with rat complaints. The presentation tries to help PCO’s identify a rat from a muskrat or pocket gopher. It explains how we stay rat free and what Alberta residents and gov’t staff can do to help maintain this status.”

Alberta Office of Traffic Safety (2:30 PM – 4:00 PM)
Part of the role of the Community Mobilization Program and the team of Community Mobilization Consultants is to assist enforcement officers in their communities to strengthen their position in traffic safety education and to have the community come to you as the Subject Matter Expert. We focus on helping you become the experts and build community capacity with shared responsibility for traffic safety throughout your community. Come and learn what you can offer to your community.

May 11
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (8:30 AM – 11:30 AM)
Presented by the Legacy Place Society
Information TBA, please check our forums at for the latest information.

May 12
Property Awareness Safety Training (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
The presentation is designed to give Law Enforcement Officers tactics and skills for approaching properties and effectively dealing with citizens at the residence. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Right to enter onto property, Pre – Trip Preparation, Approach considerations, Cover and Concealment options, Contact and Cover Principles, Pre- Attack Indicators, Body Language, and Communication skills.

Presented by Parkland County Peace Officer Chris Terry:
Chris Terry was born and raised in the City of Edmonton, AB. He began his law enforcement journey in 2007 when he graduated from the Police and Security Program at MacEwan University. In April 2009 Chris began his employment with Parkland County Enforcement Services as a Peace Officer (CPO 1). For the Past four years he has been a certified Commercial Vehicle Inspector; Field Training Officer; Certified instructor in Control Tactics Survival Skills (CTSS), Pressure Point and Control Tactics (PPCT), ACE Knife Defense and Ground Fighting; SABRE Pepper Spray and recently obtained his instructor certification in RADAR and LIDAR. Chris is also currently working towards his certificate in the Police Management Program at the University of Alberta.
Brendan Bolstad
Brendan Bolstad
Posts : 26
Join date : 2015-02-20
Age : 33
Location : Edmonton

Detailed course descriptions for 2017 conference Empty Detailed course descriptions for 2017 conference

Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Dr. Sylvia Checkley
Associate Professor
Ecosystem and Public Health (EPH)
University of Calgary

Dr. Checkley completed her DVM degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she worked in a busy rural community veterinary practice for eight years as an associate and then co-owner. Dr. Checkley pursued graduate studies (Epidemiology) at WCVM, where she also worked as a Teaching Assistant, Sessional Lecturer, and Assistant Professor. She then worked for the Food Safety Division of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, where she was a key member of the development and implementation team for a major livestock surveillance initiative - the Alberta Veterinary Surveillance Network (AVSN). Sylvia joined the UCVM Faculty in September 2009, with a half time appointment to ProvLab.

Dr. Sarah Curtis
Assistant Professor/Emergency
University of Alberta

Dr. Sarah Curtis is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, as well as being affiliated with the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. She is an active member of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC), Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK), and StaR Child Health, which is an international collaboration that seeks to enhance the quality, ethics, and relevance of clinical research in child health by promoting the use of evidence-based standards and guidance for the design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials with children.

Dr. Melanie Rock
Associate Scientific Director, O’Brien Institute for Public Health
University of Calgary

Dr. Melanie Rock is Associate Scientific Director of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health (since January 2016). She is also Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine (primary appointment); the Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (joint appointment); the Faculty of Social Work (adjunct appointment with supervisory privileges); and the Department of Anthropology and Archeology, Faculty of Arts (adjunct appointment with supervisory privileges).

Previously, Dr. Rock held a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Petro-Canada Young Innovator in Community Health Research Prize, and a Population Health Investigator Award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (now known as Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions). She is registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers, with a scope of practice emphasizing social research, community services and public policy in relation to One Health.

Dawn Rault, PhD(c)-University of Calgary

Dawn Rault graduated from Mount Royal University with a diploma in Criminology and completed her undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley. Dawn graduate with her MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding at Royal Roads University and is currently completing a PhD in Community Health Sciences with a focus in Population and Public Health at the University of Calgary. Dawn has been an instructor with the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University since 2006 and teaches nine courses including research methods, young persons in conflict with the law, diversity and the justice system, interviewing, and practicum seminars. Her research focuses on the enforcement of pet laws and the work of bylaw and peace officers in Alberta.

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