From Canada to Cumbria; policing ties made across the Atlantic

From Canada to Cumbria; policing ties made across the Atlantic

Two senior policing academics from Canada have met counterparts in Cumbia with the aim of considering collaborative crime projects.

Dr Gary Ellis and Dr Glenn Hanna both manage the Justice Studies programme at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto Canada and were guests of the University of Cumbria’s policing department on Friday (2 Nov.)

The pair have extensive experience in policing retiring as senior officers with more than 32 years of service each.  Their experiences range from general uniformed duties in either small isolated Arctic communities or walking a beat in Canada's largest city, plain clothes investigations in homicide, sex crimes, organized crime, or national security, undercover operations, and senior command positions.

“Policing is increasingly a global issue and we’re keen to have a chance to learn from each other,” Dr Ellis said.

“There are real opportunities to collaborate with Canada which has very similar legal and criminal-related issues,” Julian Parker-McLeod, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Policing Studies, University of Cumbria. “We’ll be exploring further areas where we can look to collaborate in the future.”  

Pictured: (L-R) Dr Glenn Hanna, Justice Studies, Guelph-Humber University,  Dr Nicoletta Policek, Associate Professor in Policing and Criminology, Frank Simpson, lecturer in policing, Julian Parker-McLeod Director Centre of Excellence for Policing Studies, University of Cumbria, with Gary Ellis, Justice Studies, Guelph-Humber University.