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Unity Against Hate: A Presentation on Safety and Legislation
November 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
During a time of tension – both in Israel and here at home – it is easy to become overwhelmed by worry. That’s why Beth Tzedec is hosting a special presentation by two Calgary Police Services (CPS) officers who will discuss personal safety, hate crimes legislation and what it takes to be a good witness.
Kelly Mergen began his career in criminal justice in 1988. He has worked 11 years with the Correctional Service of Canada, 6 of those years as a Parole Officer. In 1999, Kelly joined the Calgary Police Service, spending the majority of his 18-year career working with diverse communities. After retiring in 2017, he has since returned to the Calgary Police Service to work in the Hate Crimes Prevention Team as the Hate and Extremism Outreach Worker.
Cst. Michelle Jansen has been in policing since 2004. Her career started as Military Police, stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Edmonton, Alberta. Michelle joined Calgary Police Services in 2008. She has been working on the front lines for over 18 years. Michelle has worked in specialty units involving undercover work and teaching new recruits. She is now working in Crime Prevention.