Police work isn’t just about brawn. Officers must be fully aware of the psychological aspects of the job. Now, one of our police instructors has even more information to share with frontline officers.
Durham Regional Police Constable Barbara Sillen recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.
Barbara completed all of her courses through Durham University Centre – a partnership between Durham College and Trent University that utilizes Durham College as a satellite location.
Barbara is currently an academic instructor at the Police Learning Centre, where she instructs advanced training on arrest, search and seizure, crime scene protection, crown brief preparation and the Mental Health Act. Her insights into the science of psychology will further assist our officers in their efforts to keep our communities safe.
Constable Sillen also sits on several provincial advisory boards, as well as a national advisory board on distance education in conjunction with the National Research Council.
The 12-year police veteran began her career with the DRPS in 1990 as a patrol officer and has served as a Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO), as well as a regional cellblock and a case preparation officer.
Constable Sillen is currently pursuing a Masters degree in education.
Constable Barb Sillen (JPG file, 5.0K bytes)
Graduate and PC Barb Sillen (JPG file, 23.2K bytes)