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What services does the program offer?

Badges2Bridges is an in-class and online (via Zoom) training program. We work with  police service organizations to deliver customized cross-cultural training to civilian, uniformed and command staff. 

Can individuals purchase the online program?

Police service organizations that partner with us for the in-class training receive access to the online modules free of charge for one calendar year. 

The program also offers a self-directed online course. Please contact us for more information. The cost is $99.99 for unlimited access to 7 online modules for one calendar year. Inquire today. 

How long is the in-class training?

Training depends on the learning outcomes identified by command staff. Generally speaking, in class training ranges from one hour workshops to full-day sessions, depending on the need and the identified learning outcomes. 

 

We customize the in-class training to meet the needs of each Service. The training is highly interactive and covers topics such as unconscious bias and working across difference.

Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, Founder & Lead Instructor

Dr. Anita Jack-Davies teaches part time at Queen’s University in the Department of Geography and Urban Planning. She is a cross-cultural expert who specializes in workplace diversity in Canada.  Dr. Jack-Davies is the founder of Mosaic Cross-Cultural Solutions, an agency that specializes in cross-cultural training and is a Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (www.idiinventory.com), an instrument designed to assess the cultural competence of employees.  

She has appeared on the CTV National News and the CBC radio discussing cross-cultural issues in a Canadian context.  

Credentials

  • Ph.D. Queen’s University
    Concentrations: Cultural & Policy Studies (major) & Cultural Geography (minor)
  • M.Ed. Queen’s University
    Concentration: Cultural & Policy Studies
  • B.Ed. Western University
    Concentration: Junior/Intermediate – English
    Certification: Ontario College of Teachers
  • B.A. (Honours)
    Concentrations: English & Sociology

Dr. Anita Jack-Davies in the News

  • December 2016: Watch Dr. Jack-Davies provide expert commentary on Viola Desmond –  CTV National News
  • December 2016: Watch Dr. Jack-Davies speaking on Canada’s CTV News as Canadians react to the new Viola Desmond $10.00 bank note

Program Advisor

Mr. Michael Grozinski has more than 30 years of experience in the police services industry. Michael has extensive experience as a police supervisor, investigator and administrator, including more than 14 years at the Command level.

His career spans positions within a number of bureaus and units including: uniform patrol; traffic unit; Morality and Vice Bureau; investigations of child abuse and youthful offenders (Sergeant in charge of this unit as well); Sergeant in charge of the Neighbourhood Policing Unit; Bike and Traffic units; Detective in the Criminal Investigation Bureau (including secondments to the Homicide Bureau); Acting Detective Sergeant; Uniform Patrol Sergeant; Uniform Staff Sergeant in charge of a platoon and the Staff Sergeant in charge of the Career Development Bureau.

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Testimonials

“Outside of the initial training at the Academy, police departments typically do not inspect what they expect during in-house training. The Badges2Bridges curriculum is designed to provide an extremely high level of professional training while tackling the difficult topic of cultural diversity and the presence of implicit biases within law enforcement.

The Badges2Bridges academic format allows the training officer to ensure that the material is conveniently received as well as professionally understood. The convenience of web-based training allows the officer the benefit of utilizing the modules as a daily guide when working in the field. Modern day training within the law enforcement culture must remain aggregated in nature, thus the need to put an end to sporadic training has come. Badges2Bridges is a reliable professional development resource that is not afraid to address the tougher questions”.

Master Sergeant Walter “Shawn” McDaniels
Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Richland County, South Carolina, USA