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Defence, Security and Justice
National Insights – Summer Edition

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 12:00pm – 2:30pm ET / 9:00am – 11:30am PT | Online

Event Overview

Strategies to Speed Up Technology Adoption to Overcome to Public Safety Challenges

Today’s roles of law enforcement and first responders extends beyond traditional crime and emergency response. Now more than ever, these are impacted by socio-political challenges, emerging technologies and changes in demographics. The usual methods are no longer enough to fight new and constantly changing forms of crime and incident response to keep the citizens safe.

To keep up with an environment that’s constantly shifting, law enforcement and first responder services need to adjust their models and focus on these realities as well as evolving citizen expectations. Embracing innovation, cross-sector collaboration, digital initiatives, and workforce transformation is crucial.

Join the summer edition of our Defence, Security and Justice National Insights virtual event series to get the latest insights and highlights on how public safety agencies stay connected to mission-critical information. This event will explore and share the realities of emerging tools and technology to enhance, support, and showcase your service delivery.

Benefits of Attending

Unlock the potential of real-time data for predictive
policing and crime prevention

Understand technologies to protect officer’s
wellness and health, and seamlessly connect them

Improve the safety of your field workforce through
technologies to enhance officer’s wellness and

Increase field communication and interoperability
by leveraging modern technologies

A Sneak Peek Of Your Expert Speakers

Rich Johnston

Rich Johnston
Deputy Chief of Police
Barrie Police Service

Andrea DeJong
Deputy Fire Chief
City of St.Catharines

Rob Grimwood
Deputy Chief
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services

Dale Weiss
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC)

Dr. Tina Saryeddine

Dr. Tina Saryeddine
Executive Director
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs

Jacqueline Edwards

Jacqueline Edwards
The Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E)

Lori Lorenz
Executive Director,
Value and Impact Division
Edmonton Police Service

Key Sessions

KeynoteKeynoteCase StudyPanel Discussion 1Panel Discussion 2

Wondering about the crime in your neighbourhood? Interpreting the Statistics to Measure How Enforcement and Prevention Initiatives Are Working

  • Understanding the crime statistics to identify trends and to make evidence-based decisions models
  • How to research and data analysis will assist with preparing and responding to emergencies in the communities
  • Evaluate various interactive and easy-to-use mapping tools

Using Facial Recognition Technology: New Guidelines, Privacy and Human Rights Law Considerations

Powerful and Precarious: Challenges and Opportunities from a Fire and Emergency Service Perspective

Protecting the Protectors: Safeguarding from Physical, Natural and Unplanned and Events

  • What are the lessons we have learnt from the past in protecting our First Responders?
  • What are some of the technologies used to protect the officers while they are on call?
  • What are the various functional information and mental tools available for the safety of the first responders?
  • What are your top tips to best prepare and retain workforce for what’s to come?
  • What approaches can you take to create a ‘protective’ workplace culture? How can you overcome the difficulties in implementing
  • this culture?

Embedding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Standards into Staff Hiring, Retention, Processes and Policies

  • What are the hiring principles related to and serving the public, including accommodation based on gender, gender identity, disability, creed and other protected grounds?
  • How to overcome the pitfalls in the current recruiting process?
  • To retain your staff, what are some of the equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices?
  • How can you best support a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as you lead through change?

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had to Say

“With so many good speakers and topics, this was a great event to be a part of. Thanks PSN!”

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

“The session provided me with a number of takeaways and ideas on how we can move our organization forward in communications, information sharing and to improve interoperability in the region.”

St. John’s Regional Fire Department

“A lively and engaged audience, insightful questions and excellent technical and moderator support allowed me to focus on the presentation topic and to interact constructively with the audience.”

IRS Office of Fraud Enforcement

Our Event Partners

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Andrew Cowan by phone (1-647-459-8904) or email ([email protected])