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Stanhope 2019 Speaker Bios


Stanhope 2019: Police Training for Today and Tomorrow

Conference Day One

Welcome & Introductions


Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Barrie Police Service

Chief Kimberley Greenwood began her career with the Toronto Police Service where she served in Divisional Policing, Detective Operations, Human Resources Command, and Professional Standards. On March 26, 2013 she was appointed the ninth Chief of Police for the Barrie Police Service.

Chief Greenwood is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. She served as co-Chair of the CACP Crime Prevention, Community Safety and Well-Being Committee and is Chair of the OACP’s Police Human Resources Committee. In addition she has chaired many policing advisory committees and working groups. Some of her community endeavours include Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Girl Guides of Canada, and the Hugh McMillan Centre.

Chief Greenwood has completed the Police Leadership Program at Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto and is a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Justice Studies) graduate from the University of Guelph Humber.


Krystine Richards, Director of Outreach and Communications, CPKN

Since 2010, Krystine Richards has been employed in various capacities with CPKN. She has helped police services across the country integrate online learning into traditional classroom-based training programs, has presented to national and international audiences on the effectiveness and efficiencies of technology-enhanced learning. In her current role, Krystine oversees CPKN’s external relationships and communications with the public safety community and manages a team dedicated to supporting the public safety community in their technology enhanced learning needs.

Krystine was a member of the 2018 Executive Global Studies Cohort studying the theme "Equity, Inclusion & Fundamental Respect."  She is proud to now serve as the Vice President for the C.A.P.E Board of Directors.

Prior to CPKN, Krystine spent 7 years in the biotech industry, working in product development, marketing, technical sales, and customer service management. She has lived and worked in the US, Japan, and England. Krystine holds a BSc. in Biology from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), a diploma in Media Arts from the Atlantic Media Institute, a certificate in International Trade from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), and an Executive MBA from UPEI.


CPKN is 15 Years Old! Celebrating the Accomplishments of the Police Community

CEO Sandy Sweet

Sandy Sweet, President, CPKN

Sandy Sweet has been an advocate for technology-enhanced learning within Canada's police community since 2004. At that time, he collaborated with like-minded individuals from the policing sector to create the Canadian Police Knowledge Network. As President of CPKN, he has cultivated an extensive network of stakeholders that has advanced CPKN from a pioneering concept to a core element of Canadian police training.

With a focus on building productive relationships, Sandy has played a leading role in mobilizing the police community in its transition to online learning models and creating a national knowledge-sharing network of police services and training organizations. CPKN is now the focal point for collaboration on common training standards, competency management, and advocacy for continued enhanced professionalism in policing. Sandy addresses audiences across Canada and internationally about the challenges of introducing 'disruptive innovations' into organizational culture and the evolution of learning technologies in the policing environment

A native of Nova Scotia, Sandy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters of Business Administration from Dalhousie University.

The Value of Training


Chief Constable Del Manak, Victoria Police Service

Born and raised in Victoria, Chief Constable Del Manak started his policing career with four years of service with the Vancouver Police Department. He came to VicPD in 1993, where he has served in a variety of sections and roles.

Chief Manak has an extensive traffic safety background. He spent five years in the VicPD Traffic section, where he was a collision analyst and part of the escort and drill team. Selected to set up a provincial government pilot project, Chief Manak helped create the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) in the Capital Regional District.

Promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2006, Chief Manak served as the Officer In Charge of Human Resources for over 3 years. He has personally hired more than 60 officers, or nearly one quarter of VicPD’s current members. He then oversaw the Patrol Division until he was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2010. He was promoted to Chief Constable on July 1st, 2017.

Chief Manak is a graduate of the Dalhousie University Police Leadership Program, the FBI's National Academy Program, and is in the process of completing a master’s degree at Simon Fraser University in Terrorism, Risk and Security Studies.

Chief Paul Pederson Greater Sudbury Police Service

Chief Paul Pedersen, Greater Sudbury Police Service

Chief Pedersen has more than 35 years of exceptional police experience and is well regarded for his contribution to police education.

He holds a Master of Public Administration from Western University, a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, and is a graduate of executive leadership programs from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, the National Police Improvement Agency in the United Kingdom, and the Senior Management Institute for Police through the Police Executive Research Forum in the United States

He holds the Certified Municipal Manager Police Executive Level 3 Designation and an Executive Diploma in Management Level 7 through the Chartered Management Institute. He is the proud recipient of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

Paul became the Chief of the Greater Sudbury Police Service in 2014 and continues to be a proponent for change and innovation. He is a strong advocate for community policing and Sudbury’s full circle approach to community safety and well being.


Assistant Commissioner Serge Côté, Canadian Police College

A/Commr. Côté joined the RCMP in 1992. After basic training in Regina, he was posted to Kelowna, British Columbia where he performed front-line policing duties and drug work. In 1996, he was selected for the RCMP Musical Ride and performed community and public outreach with tours across Canada, Europe and the United States.

In 2000, he was transferred to Toronto and completed VIP training. In 2001, he assumed onboard aircraft protection details, more commonly referred to as air marshal duties, following the event of September 11th. In 2004, A/Commr. Côté transferred to the National Security Program at the RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa. In 2009, he received his commission as the Executive Officer to the Commanding Officer of the former RCMP “A” Division.

A/Commr. Côté was posted to Cornwall, Ontario in 2011, and given the command of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. An integrated law enforcement unit mandated to investigate the criminal exploitation of the Canadian and US border by organized crime. In that role, he worked very closely with the Indigenous community.

A year later, he assumed the leadership of the Windsor Detachment as the Commander in Charge where he took a significant transformation leadership role in cross-border enforcement co-operation and the operationalization of Shiprider in the Windsor-Detroit area.

A/Commr. Côté  is a proponent of life-long learning and in 2012 he completed the Executive Development Program. Following this milestone, he as appointed in 2013 to the position of Aide-de-Camps to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Returning to Ottawa in 2014, A/Commr. Côté was tasked with addressing the recommendations of the Office of the Auditor General through the implementation of a national solution providing police services the technological tools to update criminal records to CPIC in real time.

In 2018, A/Commr. Côté assumed the Executive Director command of the Canadian Police College (CPC). Through a strong team of engaged and progressive thinkers, he has initiated an overhaul of the CPC service model in response to the evolving training needs of the domestic and international community.

A/Commr. Côté owns a diversified portfolio of police experience. He is a Member of the Order of Merit for Police Forces (M.O.M). He enjoys an active lifestyle. He and his spouse are committed mountain bikers. Serge has completed several Ottawa marathons with the Detroit-Windsor race being the latest credit to his running board.

The Neuroscience of Learning


Sean Sears

Sean Sears is an innovative business leader who has decades of experience in consulting (Accenture) and in building start-up companies. He has built and sold three previous technology companies including abridean (sold to nCipher - LSE), Intraspec Networking (Sold to Keltic – TSX), and Cycor Communication (Sold to Hook-up Communication – TSE).

He particularly loves the challenge of the software and learning industry and has co-founded SageCrowd and its sister company Psycle Learning, which is a blend of publishing and e-learning software focused on corporate training of complex methodologies to large teams.

Sean is very active in his local communities. Sean acts as Honorary Consul General for the Republic of the Philippines for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He is currently Chair of the Nova Scotia Local Food Fund, the Osprey Ridge Winery Co-op, and the South Shore Agri-Innovation Park Association. He is also a board member of the South Shore Wine Growers Association and the Health Arts Society of Atlantic Canada.

He is active in economic developing working on the advisor Board of the Nova Scotia Community College Rural Innovation District project. He frequently mentors young entrepreneurs either informally and through organizations like Mash-up Labs, a rural virtual incubator, and Atlantic Canada’s Creative Disruption Lab organized through Dalhousie.

Evaluation and Research: Why are evaluation and research important? Considerations and Practical Tools


Betty Froese, Learning and Development Manager Vancouver Police Department

Betty Froese is the Learning and Development Manager of the Vancouver Police Department. With almost 12 years of experience in curriculum design for law enforcement, she is responsible for the development and oversight of all curriculum development for the department. Previous to her career in law enforcement she worked for the Alberta government in accreditation standards and prior to that was the bilingual curriculum manager for a national school in Taiwan.

Betty has a Bachelors of Education, a Masters of Education focusing on Curriculum Design from the University of Alberta and is working on her Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of British Columbia. Betty has been involved in instruction, facilitation, educational development and oversight for almost 21 years.


Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of the Office of Applied Research and Graduate Studies, JIBC

Dr. Greg Anderson is the Dean of Applied Research & Graduate Studies at the Justice Institute of British Columbia where he is focused on helping JIBC advance justice and public safety through applied research. Dr. Anderson’s varied research interests include occupational fitness and wellness, and occupational physiology of physically demanding occupations. In support of public safety personnel mental health and well-being, he presently sits as an Associate Scientific Director (Police Sector) with the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research & Treatment, on the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Research Advisory Committee, and is the scientific representative on the Canadian Association of Police Educators Board of Governors (among others). ​


Staff Sergeant Natalie Hiltz, Peel Regional Police

Natalie Hiltz is a Staff Sergeant with the Peel Regional Police Service with 24 years varied policing experience. She is currently an MSt candidate at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and is an aspiring pracademic looking to spark transformational change within policing.  Natalie has recently earned a position on the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing Executive team and is responsible for outreach initiatives to attract police influencers of all ranks in garnering support for this new and innovative approach within policing.

Conference Day Two

Evolutionary Leadership - leading the next generation with competence


Devon & Pearlene Clunis, Clunis Consulting Group

Pearlene and Devon came from very different backgrounds but couldn't imagine life any other way but, together.

Devon was born in Harmony Vale Jamaica and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1975 at age 11. He joined the Winnipeg Police Service in 1987 to impact social change.  He received his first promotion in 2002 and rose through the ranks to be appointed Winnipeg’s 17th Chief of Police, and Canada’s first Black Chief of Police, on November 2nd, 2012.  After almost 30 years of nothing but pure fun, Devon retired from policing in 2016 to pursue whatever came next.

Pearlene was born in beautiful Osoyoos, British Columbia. Her family moved to Northern Manitoba shortly thereafter where Pearlene spent a lot of time, climbing trees, and learning about fashion design from her mother. The family eventually settled in Winnipeg where Pearlene gave up tree climbing and threw herself fully into fashion. She opened Pearlene's Designs where she created world class fashions for women around the world. She created the gown which won First Place in the 2005 Mrs. United Nations International Pageant.  She retired from fashion design when Devon became chief.

Finding themselves both retired in 2016, they started Clunis Consulting Group to give them an opportunity to do more, together.

Pearlene and Devon believe that creating a culturally sensitive and aware generation is one of the best things we can do for our world, in conjunction with giving every child the opportunity to achieve their potential. They have authored two children's books, The Little Boy from Jamaica: A Canadian History Story and The Little Girl from Osoyoos.  They will share their evolving perspectives on future leadership in an integrated framework.

Supt. Mike Legault Officer In Charge of Training & Development and the Pacific Region Training Centre in British Columbia

Supt. Michel Legault, Officer in Charge of Training & Development, Pacific Region Training Officer

For the last 30 years, Michel has served in various communities in BC as well as in Ottawa, Ontario. He primarily worked in such capacities as General Duty, Major Crimes, Crime Prevention, Training and Human Resources.

For the last twenty-four years, Michel has been involved in learning & development, performance improvement initiative, change management and organizational behavior as a supervisor, manager, executive and coach.

Michel holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University and also is a sessional Instructor for the Justice Institute of British Columbia and Camosun College.

Most importantly, Michel is the husband of Leah and father to two wonderful children Tessa and Alexandre.


Dr. Michelle Patterson, UPEI

Dr. Michelle Patterson received her PhD in Medical Physics from UPEI and currently serves as Adjunct and Graduate Faculty in the UPEI Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Patterson works with various organizations to analyse complex data and facilitate the formation of new national and international collaborations, developing multiple research projects, and applying for funding grants.

Dr Patterson currently collaborates on a number of nationally funded projects. Dr Patterson works closely with several private companies, health providers, policy makers and health organizations in PEI as well as in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Innovative Technologies Used in Training


Simon Paré, Public Safety Canada

Canadian Landscape of Mandatory Police Training


Geneviève Tremblay, RCMP Learning and Development

Geneviève Tremblay is the Director of National Learning Services at the RCMP and member CPKN’s National Advisory Committee.   She is responsible for the design and development of national training, learning strategies, standards and policies, and the RCMP’s Learning Management System.

She joined the RCMP in 2005 and has held a number of positions in Human Resources Management functions.  Over the course of the last year, A proponent of partnerships and collaboration, Geneviève believes that sharing training products and best practices makes for a stronger law-enforcement community in Canada.

Geneviève holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Ottawa.

She was the recipient of the 2018 F. Darren Smith Award.

Police Competencies

PIC - Steve Schnitzer

Steve Schnitzer, Director, Justice Institute of British Columbia

Steve was a member of the Vancouver Police Department for 30 years and his last position was Superintendent responsible for Personnel Services. This executive position included responsibility for Human Resources, Recruiting and Training and Professional Standards.

Steve joined the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) in 2010 in the Law Enforcement and Regulatory Training program. He was subsequently appointed Director - JIBC Police Academy in 2012. As Director, Steve oversees the training of all municipal police recruits in the Province of British Columbia.

Steve is involved in several police education committees in Canada and the United States.

Steve has an MA in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University.

CPKN National Advisory Committee Update

Graham Beverly

Supt. Graham Beverly, York Regional Police

Superintendent Graham Beverly has been the Commander of York Regional Police Corporate Development Services since 2015. This includes Training and Education, Staff Development and Uniform Recruiting. Prior to that he was the District Commander at #2 District in Richmond Hill and Thornhill.

Supt Beverly joined York Regional Police in 1987 and has worked in Uniform Patrol, Investigative Units, Duty Office, Staff Development and Training and Education.

He serves on Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Committees, including the Training, Education and Professional Development Committee. He also sits on the Board of Directors and Accreditation Committee of the Ontario Municipal Management Institute (OMMI) and is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).

Supt Beverly is a graduate of Seneca College Business Administration and the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Police Leadership Program. He is married with 2 children, a son and daughter, and his son is also a Police Officer with York Regional Police.