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The Vancouver Police Department is pleased to announce Beyond 2020. This upcoming virtual and multi-speaker series seeks to initiate a candid dialogue about resiliency within the Law Enforcement community, its varied facets and forms, and the unique people and perspectives behind each story.
Dates: APRIL 1 – MAY 5 – JUNE 3
The series is free and open to all law enforcement audiences. We invite you to join us for these free and engaging virtual presentations.
THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
A COUPLE’S JOURNEY TO OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
SPEAKERS: CST. JORDAN MACWILLIAMS, DELTA POLICE
DET/CST. STEPHANIE LILLEJORD, VANCOUVER POLICE DEPARTMENT
The husband and wife couple’s life changed suddenly after Cpl. MacWilliams shot
and killed a hostage taker at the Starlight Casino in 2012. After an investigation by
the Independent Investigations Office, Cpl. MacWilliams became the first police
officer in B.C. to be charged with murder, in the course of his duties, as member of
the Emergency Response Team. The couple shares their challenges with the ordeal,
as well as other compounding stressors, while striving to maintain a healthy,
meaningful relationship with each other and their children.
• WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
A JOURNEY TO A NEW NORMAL
SPEAKER: SGT. LANE DOUGLAS-HUNT, VICTORIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sergeant Douglas-Hunt shares her story of being ambushed by a male with a knife
after leaving a shoplifting call. She addresses her struggles with PTSD, and the
‘ultimate low’ of being removed from the Emergency Response Team to manage her
diagnosis. The talk also explores the positive departmental support she received.
• THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
DARK NIGHTS OF THE SOUL
: WHEN TERROR HITS HOME
SPEAKER: DEPUTY CHIEF CONSTABLE A.J. DEANDREA
Deputy Chief Constable DeAndrea was in a leadership role in three school shootings
that changed the fabric of American society and police response to active shootings
around the world. The conversation centers around resiliency and how good came
from these tragic events.
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