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  DRPA & DRPS Host Ontario Police Association Communicator's Conference

Jun 09, 2009 10:58 ET

The sixth annual Ontario Police Association Communicator’s Conference (OPCC), hosted by the Durham Regional Police Association and the Durham Regional Police Service, began Sunday, June 7 at the Holiday Inn in Oshawa. Approximately 150 police communicators are in attendance of this event, coming from all areas across Ontario.

The guests were given a formal welcome Monday morning with opening remarks from Deputy Chief Chuck Mercier, Inspector Kim Bulloch, Durham Regional Police Association President Doug Cavanaugh and Communications Supervisor Sandra Mackey.

The conference’s guest speakers will address common concerns communicators share, including:

  • The Distressed/Difficult Caller
  • The Generation Gap
  • Understanding Domestic Terrorism
  • Understanding Mental Health Issues and Incidents
  • Hostage Negotiating Situations
  • Critical Incident Stress Team
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Tactical Support Unit and Canine - Understanding their Roles

    For the past six years, Police Associations and Police Services have been hosting the Ontario Police Communicators Conference to recognize the professionalism of the 9-1-1 communicators, provide up-to-date teaching methods for trainers and allow for the opportunity to network with other communicators from across the province.

    For more information, please visit the OPCC website.

    Below are attached files.
    Deputy Mercier thumb (JPG file, 35.8K bytes)