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About Us 

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We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as leaders from two major police agencies in Alberta.  More importantly, we bring our desire to prepare our Learners for an amazing career in public service. We are dedicated to education and have the experience and knowledge to provide our Learners with the tools needed to build a successful and rewarding career. This role we take very seriously. Our team includes a diverse faculty team of Justice Professionals, Partners, and of course our Learners who form the heart of CCJA. We promise to continue to challenge ourselves, continue to learn and lead well, and adapt to the needs of our Learners and the communities that our Graduates will be serving.

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Peter Copple MPS, BA, G.DiplPS.

Peter retired as Deputy Chief with the Calgary Police Service after a 30-year distinguished career and commitment to community policing. He remains active in the justice sector, as a board member and past president of the Alberta Criminal Justice Association and as vice chair for the Policy Review Committee of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association. He is committed to addressing the needs of individuals in the vulnerable sector and is a past investigator for Alberta Protection for Persons in Care. He has also served on the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patients Society Board. Peter continues to share his vast experience through teaching and writing and has been a keynote speaker and researcher relating to Public Safety and Criminal Justice.  Peter is an accomplished trainer and policy consultant within the Canadian Security Sector.

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Lonnie C. Croal MALT, PCC, CACE

With 25 years of policing experience,  Lonnie retired as a Sergeant from the Edmonton Police Service. His tenure consisted of duties in Patrol Division, Training Section, and Tactical Unit. Lonnie has committed himself to justice and policing education. Lonnie has held leadership positions in higher education in the Middle East, here at home in Calgary at Columbia College (School of Justice & Public Safety), and Lead Instructor for Justice Studies at Bow Valley College.  Lonnie holds a Masters degree and two teaching credentials from institutions in Australia and Canada. He is the founder of Shield Coaching and is a board member of Canadian Association of Police Educators and the Can Am Police & Fire Games Federation. 

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