Dr. Terry Coleman

Dr. Terry Coleman was a police officer for nearly 40 years including over ten years as a chief of police. Subsequently, he was a Deputy Minister for the Saskatchewan provincial government with responsibility for policing and corrections. He is a long-time member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs (CACP) and has completed considerable work for the Mental Health Commission of Canada. For instance, in conjunction with Dr. Cotton, he developed ‘Contemporary Policing Guidelines for Working with the Mental Health System’ for the CACP as well as the Commission’s 2014 TEMPO framework for police education and training relating to interactions with people with mental health problems. He holds three graduate degrees from the University of Regina where he is an adjunct professor. He teaches policing and criminal justice on-line. In 2003, he was invested in the Order of Merit for Police Forces by the Governor General.