Sergeant Beth Milliard has been a member of York Regional Police since 2002. In 2013, she led the Occupational Stress Injury Project and conducted a comprehensive review of the police organization's capacity to prevent and manage operation stress injuries.
As the officer in charge of the Peer Support Unit, Beth coordinates and implements mental health training and education for York Regional Police members. She is responsible for the internal 47-member Peer Support Team and liaises and consults with psychologists to ensure the psychological well-being of all members.
She obtained her B.A. in political science and certificates in criminology and women’s studies from the University of Windsor, and her M.A. in leadership from the University of Guelph. She has been a part-time instructor in the Police Studies degree program at Georgian College since 2009.
Beth promotes and teaches the Road to Mental Readiness course (created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Department of Defense) to police organization members. She is also a Mental Health First Aid trainer.