The Police Diversity Working Group (PDWG) was established as a working group of Halifax Regional Police and the Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The PDWG consists of various community members representing several diverse communities. Through direct feedback and engagement, this committee serves as an important sounding board and advisor for Halifax Regional Police, Halifax District RCMP and the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners on matters related to diversity and community relationships.
More detail about the board’s role can be found in the Terms of Reference (PDF).
Police Diversity Working Group Members
Debbie Eisan, Chair (elected), Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre
Brad Rowe, Vice-Chair (elected), Healthy Minds Cooperative
Gerry Mills, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
Imam Mohamed Yaffa
Kate Shewan, Youth Project
Rev Dr. L. Anderson
Commissioner Carlos Beals, Board of Police Commissioners
Ted Upshaw, Public Safety Advisor, Halifax Regional Municipality
Tracey Jones-Grant, Diversity Manager, Halifax Regional Municipality
Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police
Chief Superintendent Lee Bergerman, Halifax District RCMP
Cpl. Adam Jackson, Diversity Policing Coordinator, "H" Division RCMP
Cst. Amit Parasram, Equity and Diversity Officer, Halifax Regional Police
Staff contacts for the Police Diversity Working Group
- Debbie Roy
Executive Assistant to the Chief Superintendent of Halifax District RCMP
- Barb St. John
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Halifax Regional Police
Minutes and agendas
Minutes are available once approved. All documents are in PDF format.