The Calgary Police Service Caribbean and Latin Americas community liaison officer works to build understanding and awareness, to break down the barriers of prejudice and discrimination, and to build harmony between Calgary's diverse communities. The liaison officer's role is to create and nurture strong relationships built on mutual trust, understanding, and effective two way communication between those communities and the Calgary Police Service.
The Calgary Police Service Caribbean and Latin Americas community liaison officer participates in the African and Caribbean Advisory Council and the Hispanic Community Advisory Council. Both councils were formed to foster an atmosphere of goodwill and trust between police and community, and to provide an opportunity to discuss community issues and concerns.
The Caribbean and Latin Americas community liaison has been very actively involved on various levels with the community, including the facilitation of a mobile Colombian Consulate at the Calgary Police Service Headquarters. Community involvement has also included the establishment and regular meeting of the Caribbean and Latin Americas Police Advisory Board. This board is a forum for discussion and meets regularly, providing a platform for those within the community to actively engage, face to face, with the police, and to jointly address concerns with the goal of positively impacting the lives of all.The liaison also sits on a working group of the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary responsible for addressing how we may better meet the needs of newly arrived immigrants, and works closely with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society and Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, providing assistance and education when requested.
Email the liaison for the Caribbean and Latin Americas community or contact by phone at 430-428-8164.