TO THE BOARD
The National Police Federation recognizes that the RCMP is the most complex police force in the world. As we build our organization we are cognizant of the need for diverse perspectives and expertise to assist in navigating policy positions, labour relations and the certification process. We have established an Advisory Council to the Board of Directors, who bring a wide array of knowledge to the table in order for the Board to make educated and well researched decisions on any number of topics. These non-voting advisors will be consulted on an ad hoc basis for assistance in developing policy positions as well as guiding the NPF through its start-up phase.
Steve Walker was born and raised in Newfoundland and attended Memorial University prior to joining the RCMP in 1980. Steve retired in 2011 as a Staff Sergeant, having served 31 years. Steve’s career was centered in Manitoba, mostly in small towns, First Nations and isolated posts, along with stints in Organized Crime and Major Crime investigative units. Steve also served two terms as a RCMP Staff Relations Representative. He was noted for his thorough research and firm stand on issues that affected RCMP employees.
Phillips Gill LLP, Toronto and Calgary, Senior Litigator / Partner
John has practiced exclusively as a litigation lawyer since his call to the bar in Alberta in 1990 and in Ontario in 2002. He has a depth of experience in a wide variety of areas of law, including civil and criminal litigation, including employment and institutional harassment claims, aboriginal law, constitutional law and litigation, as well as bankruptcy and insolvency matters, product liability actions, professional liability, and private international law (conflicts of law).
Murray E. Brown is a retired professional police officer with more than thirty-eight years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His career exposure has taken him to many different Provinces. Those duties include general policing, drug enforcement and prevention initiatives, organized crime, criminal intelligence along with other specialized exposures. Murray has carried out these duties in very highly competitive environments, with many accomplishments, retiring at the rank of Staff-Sergeant.
Dale Kinnear was appointed as a constable to the Ontario Provincial Police in November 1975 and posted to Dryden, a Trans-Canada highway and general duties detachment in the District of Kenora. In 1977 he was transferred to Central Patricia detachment, the most northerly duration detachment of the O.P.P. Much of this northwestern Ontario experience involved policing on First Nations territory. In 1980 he transferred to a general duties detachment at Kemptville in eastern Ontario.
Dr. Georgia Nemetz
Dr. Georgia Nemetz is the retired Chief of Psychology at the Royal Columbian Hospital, a post which she held for 25 years.
She serves as a major resource to the Vancouver Police Department, B.C. Transit Police, West Vancouver Police and the R.C.M.P. providing staff services, critical incident debriefing, hostage negotiation consultation, educational seminars and recruiting assessments.
Peter Ratcliff served with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) for 34 years, retiring as a Staff Sergeant in 2006.
During his service, Peter spent 14 years with the Edmonton Police Association (EPA), the last 8 years as president.
In his time with the EPA, Peter was directly involved with collectively bargaining 4 contracts for the members of EPS, two of which went to arbitration.
Dr. Jonathon Douglas
Dr. Jonathan J Douglas earned his BA, MA, and ultimately his doctorate from the University of Windsor in 1995, after completing his internship at London’s University Hospital.
His first postgraduate position was in North Dakota, followed by several years in the outpatient mental health clinic of the Cornwall General Hospital, and then at the Community Mental Health Clinic in Guelph.