By Renée Francoeur
We are celebrating women in law enforcement this summer and fall!
Each month, Blue Line, The Podcast will be probing the stories behind some truly inspiring officers and how they found their way to their current careers.
In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we sit down with Const. Amy Boudreau, who has spent the last eight years as a police officer with a specialty in crime prevention. She is currently enrolled in a Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Waterloo and is an active executive board member for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners. She also holds an International Crime Prevention Specialist designation, is on the Community Engagement Team for the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing (CANSEBP), is a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Level 1 instructor, and serves as a Mental Health Ambassador.
Boudreau shares more about the importance in mindset when it comes come to your career and using roadblocks as opportunities. She muses on breaking the officer mold, addressing and mitigating the existing barriers for women in the field, and changing the overall culture.
Listen to the SoundCloud link below for the full conversation or on Apple Podcasts under Annex Business Media: Podcasts.
You can also stream the show here at annexbusinessmedia.com/podcasts.
Interested in joining some of the organizations Boudreau mentions in the episode? Take a look at this list:
- CPTED Ontario is an Association with a mission to reduce crime thereby working towards an improvement of the quality of life by promoting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles in Ontario and throughout Canada.
- American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP): consists of police officers, professional organizations, research institutions, community groups, and any other organization working in or having an interest in making a positive impact in the criminal justice field through using the best available research evidence.
- Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing (CANSEBP): is an Association of police practitioners, academic researchers, public policy-makers and others, whose mission is to foster the creation and mobilization of quality research in order to make evidence based approaches a cornerstone of policing in Canada.
- International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP): the ISCPP continues its global mission to contribute to the reduction and control of criminal opportunity and victimization by: Encouraging crime prevention education and practice in public, private and voluntary sectors; Supporting and guiding crime prevention programs and activities; Aiding the development and establishment of crime prevention programs; Responding to the needs of the crime prevention practitioners; and, Stimulating the exchange of ideas among ISCPP members.
- Central Ontario Crime Prevention Association (COCPA): is a diverse partnership of crime prevention practitioners from police services, non-profit organizations, service providers, loss prevention and security for businesses, community organizations and individuals who collaborate, share information about new organizations, new crime prevention techniques and programmes, topics of concern, and resources to improve safety and security in our communities through communication, education and partnerships. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you miss our previous podcast episode with CBSA Officer Tamara Lopez? Listen HERE.