(Guelph, ON)  On Tuesday January 24th, 2012 the Guelph Police Service will have two additional officers working with the Service. Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service’s (NAPS) Sergeant Jackie GEORGE Recruitment / Media Relations Officer and Constable Chris CARSON Coordinator of Community Policing, will job shadow in the Guelph Police Service recruiting, media and community relations work units.

“Chief CHUM and I are very excited about this "job shadowing" opportunity with the Guelph Police Service. Our officers are looking forward to this unique learning opportunity and hope to observe the work that the Guelph Police are doing, specifically with social media and how that relates to community relations. The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service is in the early planning stages of implementing a full social media strategy. The Guelph Police Service is at the forefront of social media in policing and we feel this is a great learning opportunity,” commented Inspector Pierre GUERARD, Director of Operations for NAPS North East Region.

“The implementation of social media platforms in the Guelph Police Service has effectively increased our capacity to connect and share information, on a real-time basis, with our local community and with the greater social media network. We have also implemented social media into our community relations programs for our officers to stay connected with high school students on a one-on-one basis. We now have an opportunity to share these programs with our policing partners at NAPS just as we ourselves had support from other police services like Toronto Police Service and the OPP in building our social media framework. This will be a tremendous initiative for NAPS especially with the expansive territory they oversee, and we welcome their participation” commented Shelagh MORRIS - Director of Corporate Services - Guelph Police Service.

The NAPS officers will then attend the Ontario Media Resource Officers Network – OMRON meeting on January 26-27, 2012 that is being hosted by the Guelph Police Service at the CRESC facility. “OMRON is a police-media relations committee that meets 3 times per year to bring together police and civilian media relations spokespersons to discuss training, media relations strategies and our outreach opportunities” commented Sgt. Doug PFLUG - Guelph Police Media Relations Officer.

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For further information on the job shadow or OMRON meetings, please contact Sgt. Doug Pflug at 519-824-1212 ext #253, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , @gpsmedia on Twitter.




Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario