Lunch & Learn: RCMP media experiences

On Wednesday, February 26, join us as Superintendent Eric Stubbs and Corporal Craig Douglass of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police share their respective experiences working with the media as RCMP Officers.

Date: February 26, 2014
Time: 12pm-1pm
Where: Northern Development Initiative Trust – Board Room (301 – 1268 fifth avenue, Prince George) (Teleconference can be arranged; please request by contact Joel MacKay at joel@northerndevelopment.bc.ca)
Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members
Lunch: Provided
RSVP: by 12pm, Monday, February 24 by emailing cprsnl@gmail.com or on our Facebook event page.

RTK_7495 STUBBS 140128 cropAbout Superintendent Eric Stubbs
Superintendent Stubbs joined the RCMP from Alberta in 1993. After two postings in southern British Columbia, he transferred to the North District to the community of Mackenzie in 2000. Following Mackenzie, he was the Detachment Commander in Queen Charlotte City and Terrace before assuming the role at the Prince George Municipal Detachment in June 2011, where he remains.

Even before attending the Media Liaison Officer Training in 2005, Supt. Stubbs had extensive dealings with the media during his career.  As a Detachment commander he makes numerous public appearances and often speaks to the media on high profile investigations. He is a very engaging and capable public speaker and is continuously building relationships in the community to improve public safety and the reputation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Superintendent Stubbs has extensive experience in First Nations policing and has enjoyed those communities he has helped police. He is a Critical Incident Commander for high-risk Emergency Response Team incidents in the North District. As well, Superintendent Stubbs is a fully trained VIP bodyguard, driver and site commander.

RTK_7493 Douglass 140128 cropAbout Corporal Craig Douglass
Originally from Prince Rupert and educated in Kelowna, Corporal Craig Douglass was recruited by the RCMP in 2000. He attended the Training Academy in Regina Saskatchewan before being posted to Dawson Creek. While working in the General Duty Section for three years in Dawson Creek, Cpl. Douglass became engaged in a number of community issues and soon found himself working with the media to help resolve them.

In the spring of 2004, Cpl. Douglass transferred to Prince George to work with the North District Drug Awareness Section. For the next two years and over three hundred presentations, he educated persons of all ages about drugs and their effects. He was invited to take part in the Premier’s Congress on Public Safety addressing drug issues in the Province of BC.

In 2006, Cpl. Douglass transferred to the North District General Investigation Unit where he spent four years investigating various serious offences throughout Northern BC. During his time with NDGIS, Cpl. Douglass received Media Liaison Officer training and became the spokesperson for the RCMP in Northern BC, while continuing with his regular duties.

From January 2010 to March 2010, he was one of a small group of Media Liaison Officers from throughout the country that was selected as spokespersons for the RCMP’s Integrated Security Unit (ISU) at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

During the summer of 2010, Craig transferred to the Prince George Municipal Detachment and shortly after was promoted to Corporal in charge of Communications, a position he holds today. Cpl. Douglass continues to work towards increasing the Detachment’s level of service in the areas of internal and external Communications.

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