The rule of law, policing and public service are key to a free society. Many of the issues we have been facing here in the United States are being felt by law enforcement around the world, including by our brothers and sisters in Canada.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Tom Stamatakis, President of the Canadian Police Association and Chairman of the International Council of Police Representative Associations, to discuss the CPA, cultural differences, challenges facing Canadian law enforcement, and the community engagement of police.
ICPRA was established to bring national police unions together to discuss police union issues, share information, and foster strong relationships between our national associations. Although we are from different countries, information sharing and networking benefit both our organizations through constructive dialogue, expertise, and shared experience.
00:00 – Intro
00:35 – About Tom Stamatakis
06:55 – Police Reform in the United States vs. Canada
15:42 – Demonization of Law Enforcement
24:20 – Police Leadership Needs to Lead
29:00 – Officer Recruitment Crisis
40:15 – The International Council: Sharing Information and Foster Relationships
46:25 – Final Thoughts