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Chamber to recognize the year's best cops

Wednesday, June 11, 2014   by: Staff



Internationally-Recognized Criminal Profiler to Speak at Event

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Police Services Luncheon on June 17.

‘Officers of the Year’ from four of the local police services serving Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area will be recognized.

This year’s luncheon will also feature a presentation by Certified Criminal Profiler, Jim Van Allen.

Van Allen is a Certified Criminal Profiler, experienced with interpersonal violence, personality-based interviewing, threat assessment and risk management and the analysis of anonymous documents.

He was the Manager of the OPP Criminal Profiling Unit for fifteen years and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Van Allen has lectured at many police training facilities, colleges and universities on criminal behaviour analysis.

His luncheon presentation in the Sault will examine the role of behavioural analysis and psychological profiling in serious criminal investigations. 

Crime scene analysis, behavioural interpretation and other factors that provide insight about the violent offender’s identity will be discussed. 

Recognized internationally for his expertise, Van Allen is regularly called upon by major news and media outlets to comment on, and offer insights into high profile crimes and criminal incidents.

Van Allen’s commentary on high profile criminal cases and activities has been seen, heard and read in the Canadian Press, CBC News, the National Post, the Toronto Star, CTV News and Sun Media.

Tickets for this event are: $36+HST / person (Chamber Members) or $46+HST / Person (Non-Chamber Members) or $277+HST / Table for 8 (Chamber Members).

Award and event sponsors include:

  • The Station Mall, sponsor of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service Officer of the Year Award
  • Women In Crisis (Algoma) Inc. (A United Way Agency), sponsor of the Ontario Provincial Police (SSM detachment) Officer of the Year Award
  • Northwood Funeral Home, sponsor of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (SSM detachment) Officer of the Year Award
  • Stone’s Office Plus, sponsor of the Anishinabek Police Service (Garden River detachment) Officer of the Year Award
  • Northern Dental Care, contributing luncheon sponsor
  • Ironside Consulting Services, contributing luncheon sponsor

To register for this luncheon, contact the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber for Commerce office at 705-949-7152 or go to: to download a fax-back registration form.


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CB4 6/11/2014 5:22:55 PM Report

Comments allowed,lol
woodstove 6/11/2014 5:35:42 PM Report

I wonder why the Chamber does not recognize Border inspectors. They carry guns, batons and pepper spray. I know they arrest people including drunk drivers. Just wondering.
Gurpy 6/11/2014 5:36:03 PM Report

Timbob 6/11/2014 9:25:31 PM Report

Why is the Chamber of Commerce recognizing "the year's best cops"?

The Chamber of Commerce is supposed to represent member BUSINESSES and business people in the city. Not government agencies.

The, cops, firefighter, teachers, and various other government agencies do enough of their own horn blowing and back patting. The Chamber should stick to commercial interests.
Pakadeva 6/12/2014 12:37:47 AM Report

I think what they are doing is awesome! Think about what happened in NB less than a week ago, appreciate our cops, while we still have them!!!!
crasher14 6/12/2014 6:48:54 AM Report

You cannot compare NB, with SSM. Please, Just like City Hall pays cannot compare with Southern Ontario. I agree and wonder why the Chamber is doing this. Very wierd.....
Jimssm 6/12/2014 7:06:24 AM Report

The Chamber is doing this because its MEMBERS want to do this.

It's their money and they can do what they want with it.

Another bunch of negative posters. If I was a Police officer reading these posts I'd wonder why I was bothering serving in this city.
teeem 6/12/2014 10:23:20 AM Report

The Chamber of Commerce has an annual event that recognizes businesses in several categories
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