Group - Crime Prevention Awards
Constable Kelley McIntyre has been a tireless advocate to end domestic violence since she joined the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force eight years ago. Kelley is the go- to person when it comes to intimate partner violence: whether dealing with offenders or victims of domestic abuse, Kelley always gives the matter her attention and never hesitates to assist other police officers with these high-priority files.
CST. McIntyre was one of the first officers on scene at the tragic death of Tanya Shand in 2013. Since that time, she has made it her personal mission to bring awareness and attention intimate partner violence. She, along with Tanya’s sister, Julie, organizes the Tanya Shand Memorial Run each year, where the public can participate in a run or walk and arrive at stations represented by families of past victims. These family members greet the runners and offer drinks or souvenirs. Over $8,000 has been raised in support of various community needs including Habitat for Humanity, the purchase of bedding and clothing for Hestia House and Coverdale Centre. CST. McIntyre has become a valuable and trusted officer to our vulnerable groups in the Kennebecasis Valley.
CST. McIntyre has also organised the Love is Respect campaign, recruiting several officers who visited both high schools in Saint John and handed out roses, domestic violence pamphlets, posters and cupcakes. She created domestic violence posters and had students volunteer for photos and posted them in the KRPF office reception as well as the high schools. The campaign was also publicised on the KRPF Facebook page and through local media.
CST. McIntyre also participates in several groups and activities in the community including: teen wellness Camps, the WITS Programs to prevent bullying and peer victimization, Bears that Care (school Program), KV Intimate Partner Violence Action Group, Hestia House, Fairvale Elementary and Harry Miller Middle School Liaison, Elementary School Story Time, Case Conferencing and various other volunteer initiatives within the community.
CST. Eugene Belliveau has stated about CST. McIntyre, “If you want something done then pick the busiest person.” CST. Kelley McIntyre raises her family while selflessly giving her time to the community. “She is a dedicated, tenacious, caring, self-sacrificing, enthusiastic, empathetic, compassionate, and a professional leader. She will do the right thing.”
Hall of Fame Awards
Kelly Bishop has volunteered on the board of directors for the Chipman Youth Centre since 2000. She was behind the creation of the skateboard park and a playground for the centre. As president of the board since 2007, she has spent many hours filling out grant applications to fund the upgrading and maintenance of the youth centre, a full-time co-ordinator, and the operation of numerous programs. Kelly has worked to find funding to enable marginalized children to attend the centre’s many programs, especially for summer day camps, enabling these children to partake in activities with their peers. Over the years, the centre has employed many students through the Canada Summer Jobs and Seed programs as well as through the federal Skills Link program, giving youth an opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
Kelly also volunteered with the Restorative Justice program, which operated out of the Youth Centre for several years, until the program was taken over by the province and its base moved out of Chipman. Kelly has said that seeing the youth centre grow has become a passion for her. “If we can make a small difference in the life of just one youth, then it has been time well spent. I feel very privileged to have gotten to know so many interesting and very talented girls and boys over the years, and I enjoy working with the wonderful people on the board and the staff.”
In 2006, Faith Kennedy joined the Youth Centre and since then, it has continued to thrive. Faith has initiated many new programs for the centre including dance, pioneers, piano, medical cadets, to name a few. Faith also took the Respect training and teaches the Respect program to grades one and two at the Elementary School and grades three, four and five at the centre. Faith works to engage the community in youth centre programs. She is the liasion with several community partners including the Queens North Health Complex staff for the Cheer program (a healthy living program), the Chipman Seniors Club (involved with the Adopted Grandparent program), the elementary and high schools, as well as several other community organizations. Faith is committed to the youth of the community, working hard to keep interesting programs that appeal to youth. She has gone above and beyond her youth centre duties, travelling with youth to Ottawa on two occasions for a national youth conference. Faith works to make a difference in the lives of the Chipman area youth.
Kelly and Faith have attended several youth conferences in the province with and for youth. After one of those conferences, the idea came about for a youth volunteer team - a way to keep youth active and engaged during the summer months while at the same time making a difference in their community. In addition to volunteering in the community, youth come together as a group once a week to enjoy fun activities with their peers. This program is inclusive and is free of charge for all youth ages 12 - 18. Faith works with the community to find volunteer opportunities and Kelly works to find funds to keep the program in operation. During the summer, youth work alongside community members to make things happen in the community. They volunteer their time at a variety of events during the summer and, this past summer, 15 youth volunteered a total of 1409 hours for the community during the months of July and August.
In addition to operating the volunteer team, the Chipman Youth Centre operates a summer day camp program for youth ages five - twelve. Faith makes sure she has a very interesting line-up of programs to keep children active and engaged during the summer. She was instrumental in bringing Go Go Gymnastics to the Youth Centre—an opportunity for youth to experience an activity not normally available to them. She works with summer student workers to ensure that a high quality program is delivered. A free tutoring program is offered to elementary school students to keep their skills current over the summer months. Faith works with elementary school teachers to deliver this program. She also works with elementary teachers to identify children who might need help socializing, operating under the premise that children who feel included in their community are less likely to harm it. Additionally, Faith was instrumental in securing funding from Social Development to allow youth with special needs to attend youth centre programs with the help of an aide.
Chipman has a very low youth crime rate and the youth centre works hard to keep it that way by providing all youth in the area an opportunity to be active and engaged in programming that enhances their emotional, educational, physical and social growth. Faith and Kelly, along with a very committed board of directors, work hard to ensure that all youth feel included in their community.
Certificates of Recognition
Auxiliary Constable Debbie Breau has been an Auxiliary Police Officer with the Kennebecasis Regional Police for over ten years. She is an incredible community volunteer: coordinating events, raising over $6,000 for the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force Community Advancement Program and donating time towards patrol on shift, Auxiliary Policing and community events. She has given over 530 hours to Auxiliary Policing and community events including the Dragon Boat Races and the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Chipman Freshmart - Sara Saulnier
Chipman Freshmart is a supporter of youth in the Chipman area, operating a weekly 50/50 draw with proceeds going to various community non-profit organizations such as the Youth Centre, Skating Club, Grand Lake Ringette and Grand Lake Minor Hockey. Two years ago the Fresh Mart offered the 50/50 draw to the ChipmanYouth Centre which is when it became known as the Gold Rush Draw. Funds from the draw help the Youth Centre provide high quality programming to young people in the area. The Fresh Mart also hosts community events, often providing the supplies for such events. Funds raised during these events help the operation of a summer program for youth ages 5 - 12 and the Centre’s Village Volunteer Team for youth ages 12 - 18. Support of these programs is vital to the ongoing success of the Centre, which gives youth an opportunity to engage in prosocial activities and behaviours.
Chipman Funeral Home – Susan Welton
Susan Welton, proprietor of Chipman Funeral Home, has been an active board member of the Chipman Youth Centre for many years and is currently an honorary member. Chipman Funeral Home has been an avid supporter of the Chipman Youth Centre for a number of years. Every year they make several donations or purchase supplies for the Centre’s fundraising efforts. Some of the community events they are involved with include a yearly event in celebration of Mother’s Day and the Memorial Tree Lighting Celebration at the end of November. The donations from Chipman Funeral Home help the Chipman Youth Centre continue with valuable programming that keep youth active and engaged in the community.
Catherine Campbell has been volunteering at the Chipman Youth Centre for about five years. Catherine’s mother, Edythe, was one of the founding members of the Youth Centre and Catherine has followed in her mother’s footsteps. Catherine volunteers to look after the centre’s finances, keep the books, host events with her husband Peter and raise funds. She helps with various programs at the Centre and volunteers at community events.
Sgt. Michael Dickson- Kennebecasis Regional Police Force
A Sergeant with the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force for nearly 30 years, Mike has been an active volunteer at many community events. He participated in the ATV Safety and Awareness Session and has been the auctioneer at the Police Bicycle Auction for the past 15 years. Sgt. Dickson has donated hundreds of volunteer hours towards community policing events and continues to do so. He supervises the School Resource Officer program and understands the importance of community policing, always giving back to his community. Sgt. Dickson He is also a committed DARE officer.
MADD (SJ) has been a valued partner of the Saint John Police Force for many years, as well as a nationally-recognized organization for their efforts to reduce drinking and driving. Since its inception in 2003, the local MADD Chapter has continued its efforts to prevent drinking and driving. MADD (SJ) volunteers can often be found at special events like Strides for Change, the Red Ribbon Campaign, or setting up public displays. They attend local school assemblies and are available to support victims of drunk driving.
The work of MADD (SJ) would not be possible if it were not for the dedication and commitment of its volunteers, like its current president Karen Dunham. Karen has been with MADD (SJ) since the beginning of the local chapter and has been the National MADD president. Both Karen and MADD (SJ) have been recognized for bringing awareness to this issue and contributing to the overall safety of their community.
Since Sebastien joined the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force, he has been an active member of his community. As a bilingual officer, he is the liaison at the École Des Pionniers and has formed several French community partnerships. Cst. Lee is also a DARE officer. He has volunteered at all three Tanya Shand Memorial Run events and assisted with organising the Love is Respect program and delivered it to local high schools. He has aided in developing educational posters and is a main contact for the Local Youth Club called Oasis. Sebastien understands the dynamics of community policing and the importance of building trust and long lasting relationships within the community he serves.
Cst. Duncan Lombard joined the Fredericton Police Force in January 1990, and for the last ten years of his career has been assigned to the Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT) as a Crime Prevention Officer. Cst. Lombard’s main role is to work with the Fredericton community to prevent crime and reduce harm. Originally designed to deliver the Safe School Program to children in kindergarten to grade six, Cst. Lombard has further developed and broadened the scope of the position, now including the FPF Auxiliary Coordinator, the Multicultural Liaison Officer, and the Chair of the FPF Seniors Advisory. He has delivered hundreds of presentations on safety and a variety of topics on crime prevention.
Constable Corey McAllister has been a term police officer with the KRPF for two years and active in Community Policing. He is involved in countless community programs including Coffee with a Cop, presentations on Alzheimer’s and the Vulnerable Persons Registry, activities with kids, fundraising efforts, and off road safety and awareness sessions. Corey is generous with his time and a gifted communicator who loves to serve his community. He is known for volunteering his time and for saving a man’s life by pulling him from his crashed car before it caught fire.
Chief Palmer has always been a community policing advocate and acknowledges members who give back to the community. After serving for over 30 years in policing and recently becoming Chief of the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force, Chief Palmer has changed his workplace into a more positive environment. He placed the Community Relations office at the centre of the police building, encouraging interaction between members and the Community Policing supervisor.
Chief Palmer and his wife participate in many community events, including Bowl for Kids, the Tanya Shand Annual Fundraising Run, and the KRPF Hot Pursuit BBQ cook off. He is a Board member of Hestia House, DARE, and Dr. Davis Stephen Memorial Foundation where he was also a recent award recipient. Chief Palmer understands the importance of positive community policing and values interacting with community members.
The Réseau des Complexes Jeunesse Multifonctionnels N.-B. Inc. is a non-profit organization that has existed for almost 15 years in the Acadian Peninsula. This organization directly assists the RCMP with its programs, initiatives and its five Youth Centers.
The RCJM-NB’s primary mission is to provide youth across the province with a range of services to enhance their quality of life and develop their leadership; its goal is to implement initiatives to strengthen the capacities of young people to be the actors of tomorrow's society by making them independent, supportive, responsible and committed.
Robert’s Independent Grocer supports many projects in the Village of Chipman, the Chipman Youth Centre, and breakfast programs at Chipman Elementary and Chipman Forest Avenue Schools, as well as fundraisers for numerous causes in the area. The store owner, Robert Manuel, is an honorary member of the Youth Centre’s Board of Directors. The store has donated proceeds of its events to the Centre’s Youth Volunteer Team program. The Store donates food items for various youth centre fundraising events as well. For example, this past spring, Grand Lake Area Crime Stoppers and the Youth Centre teamed up for a fundraising breakfast, the supplies and preparation for which were all provided by Roberts Independent Grocer.
Sergeant Dustine Rodier began her career with the RCMP in 2000 and was named Detachment Commander in Hampton, N.B. in June 2016. She began her career in British Columbia where she volunteered as a member of the E Division Tactical Troop as well as a member of the Ceremonial Troop where she was chosen to represent Canada at an international event in Japan. During her posting in British Columbia, Sgt. Rodier worked in many units and on varied files.
In 2010, Sgt. Rodier was instrumental in creating and then leading the Serious Victims Team (SVT) with a mandate working with serious sexual offences, child abuse, domestic violence and offences by persons in authority. The pre-existing Domestic Violence and Mental Health Units were amalgamated into the SVT, so she also oversaw these positions. Sgt. Rodier was the Team Leader and Primary Investigator on many high profile cases.
Sgt. Rodier moved to New Brunswick in 2013 and was assigned to the Federal Operations Unit in Saint John as a Team Leader. Since 2015, she has been the ‘J’ Division Relief Media Relations Officer where she liaises with investigators and the Strategic Communications Unit to prepare information for release, but her focus on vulnerable victims has continued as she donates her time and represents the RCMP on many committees.
Cst. Cory Jamieson, Insp. David Parks, Emma Cameron, Matthew Ketch, Maddox Gallant and Doreen Naves.
The Family project 1st to address the issue of drinking and driving was initiated by the Saint John Police Force’s Community Response Unit this past spring. The project includes clear and impactful public service announcements that are aired on local radio stations. Cst. Cory Jamieson, Insp. David Parks and the local MADD chapter developed the project and secured necessary funding. The key to this project has been that the PSAs were recorded by students from Lakewood Heights School: Emma Cameron, Matthew Ketch and Maddox Gallant.
Cst. James Whalen, Cst. Duane Squires, Cst. Cory Jamieson and Cst. Jocelyn Maclean – Saint John Police Force and Ian Mackinnon (CEO) Saint John Transit /Parking Commission.
This past year, officers developed and implemented an awareness campaign during Police Week (May 2017) to address the issue of distracted driving. The project was titled Just Drive; its aim was to remind motorists to focus on driving and to keep their hands on the steering wheel. The project included a photo display board taken to several public areas for people to take photos and promote the project’s message on social media. Cards were also developed and distributed at road checks. Last but certainly not least, these members partnered with Saint John Transit and arranged for an officer to be on a bus in uniform to monitor for Distracted Drivers on the roadway. The officer on the bus gathered all pertinent information regarding the offence. An unmarked unit assisted by stopping any vehicles identified by the officer on the bus. This proved to be a very beneficial partnership with SJ Transit as it was a very hot topic on social media with most of the comments being very positive to the proactive work by these members. We would like to recognize this officer for taking the lead in this very timely project
Students Beth Chandra, Claire Dunlop, and Drew Hallett and the Woodstock High School Vice Principal: Nicole Giberson and School Health Nurse Michelle Daniels
Woodstock High School students Beth Chandra, Claire Dunlop, and Drew Hallett created a video to provide information for high school students around sexual assault, consent and the law. The students developed the idea for the project, the script, and recruited around 45 of their peers to participate in the video. The Woodstock High School Vice Principal Nicole Giberson and School Health Nurse Michelle Daniels supported the project.
The video can be found on YouTube under: Teens New Reality Consent vs. Assault- Know the Law! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otXBLocbj4Y
Greg is being recognized for his continued commitment to crime prevention and his volunteer work. Greg has supported the Schizophrenia Society of New Brunswick, the Salvation Army, the Saint John Boys and Girls Club, and the Dr. David Stephen Memorial Foundation for Prevention of Child Abuse. Currently, Greg dedicates his time to the Saint John Suicide Committee, the Hestia House committee and offers support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) group. Over a life-long career Mr Zed’s focus has been crime prevention and enhancing the quality of life of those accused and serving within the criminal justice system.