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SFU experts on B.C. policing reform announcement

July 08, 2020

Ian Bryce, Communications and Marketing, 236.880.2187,

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth has announced an all-party committee of MLAs to review and reform the policing system in the province. This will include training to address issues related to mental health and racism. The following experts are available to speak on the topic:

Robert Gordon, professor, Criminology, 604.418.6640,

Gordon can speak to policing, police oversight, health law including mental health law, medical assistance in dying, care facility regulation (admission, retention, use of restraints, abuse and neglect).

Krista Stelkia, PhD candidate, Health Sciences, 778.782.7320,

Stelkia recently published a study on police oversight systems for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and municipal police forces in British Columbia.

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