1st Annual Coalition for Canadian Police Reform ConferenceDemocracy Counts: Toward Systemic Police Reform for Canada

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Keynote: Trust: What is It? Why is it Important for Police?
The relationships forged between the public and police are an intrinsic part of how community safety is carried out using the model of policing by consent. Imperative to those relationships is trust. How is trust created and destroyed by both sides? How is trust valued and measured? Why are Peel’s Principles so much more than historical phrases etched in brass hanging on a police station wall, and how are they essential to trust and the effectiveness of professional, democratic policing today? In this keynote, I will be discussing aspects of my doctoral thesis investigating these questions in Scotland, United Kingdom, but which are relevant anywhere policing by consent is practised. I will also propose and discuss a model of policing by consent to underscore the importance of trust and meaningful relationships between police and the public and how important they are to effective policing, crime reduction, and community wellness.
Period15 Jun 2022
Event typeConference
LocationOttawa, CanadaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational