The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police
is proud to present
Corporal Chad Bourassa
of the Regina Police Service
PUBLIC EDUCATION AWARD
Corporal Bourassa began his policing career in 2001. Corporal Bourassa and Corporal Dunnigan are presently assigned to the Cultural and Diversity Unit (CDU) with the Regina Police Service.
Historically, the CDU has partnered with the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) to provide information, education, and orientation to newcomers in Regina. With the increase in immigration to Saskatchewan, it has become vital for police to place more emphasis on reaching out to newcomers in order to build greater trust and understanding. Corporals Bourassa and Dunnigan became a driving force while working with RODS and other community partners in the creation of a program that includes:
- A ‘Newcomer Canadian Law Handbook' that provides basic information about the role of policing in Regina and across Canada;
- A language guide for newcomers to aid in immediate and effective response to emergencies; and
- A video produced in ten languages to help newcomers understand the role of police officers in society.
This program will assist newcomers with assimilating into their new community, provide education on law and citizen responsibilities, reduce fear of the uniformed officer, and aid in communication between a police officer and newcomer.
The Saskatchewan Chiefs of Police is proud to recognize Corporal Chad Bourassa with the Public Education Award.
Chief Troy Hagen
President, Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police