Police officers, board members converge on Amherst

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MacKay to speak at Friday’s banquet

AMHERST – Nova Scotia’s police chiefs and police board members are in Amherst this weekend for their annual fall conference.

AMHERST – Nova Scotia’s police chiefs and police board members are in Amherst this weekend for their annual fall conference.

A full slate of sessions is planned for the Wandlyn Inn beginning early Friday with speakers talking about bullying and cyberbullying. A representative from the Canadian Centre of Child Protection from Winnipeg will be the opening speaker followed by representatives from restorative approaches in schools.

A cyberbullying panel will bring four young people together to discuss what’s been a hot button issue following a series of teen suicides in recent years.

Roger Merrick, director of the first cyberbullying investigative unit in the province, will give a presentation.

A second panel discussion will talk about the economics of policing. Several municipal police departments, including Springhill’s, have been exploring their options because of rising police costs. It’s also an issue that’s been raised by municipal officials in Amherst.

Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay will be guest speaker at Friday’s banquet.

Other presenters during the two days include Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong, who will speak on the new Canadian Victim Bill of Rights, and the electronic disclosure of evidence and electronic fingerprinting.

There will also be a presentation on changes to the medicinal marijuana regulations.

The conference is being hosted by the Amherst and Springhill police departments, the Amherst Board of Police Commissioners and the policing services committee of the Municipality of Cumberland.

It’s the first time the conference has been held in Amherst since 2003.

Along with the conference, there’s a spouse and partners program that includes tours of Amherst, Springhill and Parrsboro and a visit to the Age of Sail Heritage Centre in Port Greville.

 

 

Organizations: Wandlyn Inn, Canadian Centre of Child Protection, Amherst Board of Police Commissioners Age of Sail Heritage Centre

Geographic location: Amherst, Springhill, Nova Scotia Winnipeg Cumberland Parrsboro Port Greville

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