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Building Trust and Relationships: Policing in LGBTQ2S+ and Indigenous Communities

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Login: 7:30 am (Pacific Time)
Session: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Please note, this session is intended for members of Law Enforcement agencies

Ticket pricing:
$159 USD for an individual FULL DAY ticket (up to 5 purchased) or $99/Part 1 or Part 2 ONLY.
For FULL DAY groups of 6 attendees or more, we are offering a flat fee of $799 USD.  Your cart will automatically update once 6+ tickets are added to it.  

An email will be sent to attendees 2 business days prior to the event date with the Zoom information to join this session.  Please look out for this and check your spam/junk folder in case it is routed there.

PART 1:

Policing in the LGBTQ2S+ community:
Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am (Pacific Time)

This session provides knowledge, insight and a unique perspective from Constable Dale Quiring who created the first LGBTQ2S+ liaison position in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. Historically and along with today’s climate, police agencies have and continue to face many challenges developing and maintaining trust within the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Presenter:

Constable Dale Quiring

Establishing the first ever LGBTQ2S+ Liaison Officer position both within the Vancouver Police Department and the province of British Columbia, Constable Dale Quiring has been integral to the improvement of policies, procedures and most importantly relationship building with LGBTQ2S+ community. Over the course of his 19-year policing career thus far, he has spent time working in the Public Order Unit and the Source Handling Unit, while his time in patrol was primarily in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Most recently, as the Hate Crimes Detective in the Diversity & Indigenous Relations Section, Constable Quiring received the BC Community Safety and Crime Prevention Award in 2016, as well as a Chief’s Constable Commendation in 2017 for his work with the LGBTQ2S+ community.

PART 2:

Policing in the Indigenous Community:
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Pacific Time)

This session provides expert insight from a frontline police officer who is working directly with Indigenous Communities. Indigenous persons are still overrepresented in the criminal justice system and underrepresented within the law enforcement profession. In today’s climate it is imperative to understand Indigenous history and struggles which affect the relationship with police today.

Presenters:

Constable Tyler Urqhart

Tyler Urquhart was born and raised in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. He had been a police officer with the VPD for 12 years, 6 of which were spent policing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Currently, Tyler is the Indigenous Community Policing Centre Liaison. He takes great pride in building relationships with Vancouver’s Urban Indigenous Community as the work toward reconciliation continues.

Norm Leech

Norm Leech is Executive Director of the Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre operating in the Downtown East side of Vancouver. He is a member of T’it’q’et, a St’at’imc Nation community where he served as Chief and then manager for several years. Norm is trained in Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy (IFOT), Computer Systems, Facilitation, and Restorative Justice. He is qualified to train in Naloxone, Harm Reduction, Human Rights, and Indigenous Tools for Living. He has 25+ years of recovery, three children and a wonderful granddaughter.

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