Over the course of my career, which spans over 25 years, I have come to a point in my life when it is time to give back. I have spend my life in pursuit of public safety through my work in private security, law enforcement and fire-rescue. I have sat on numerous community based committees addressing a multitude of community ails, such as crime and substance abuse, and in doing so, I have immersed myself in practices such as crime prevention, restorative justice and critical incident stress management. I have watched the community suffer, and I can no longer continue doing things the way I have. Therefore, I have decided to shift from Peaceman Consulting, the business, to Peaceman Consulting, the accessible community resource.
As such, effective immediately, Peaceman Consulting is being rebranded, and my philosophy is moving to not-for-profit. Peaceman Consulting will offer community level programming to community coalitions and associations and business chambers to forward crime prevention endeavours on a strictly cost recovery basis. Additionally, Peaceman Consulting will offer, again not-for-profit, crisis management programming to any first responder organizations to strengthen mental health resilience, to curb the ever growing crisis faced by our emergency workers with respect to serious mental health suffering and suicide.
My new logo, an inunnguaq, reflects my wish that everyone know that they are not alone, and that someone has been down this same road. Inunnguaqs are human shaped inuksuks (Inuit preferred spelling), cultural markers from the First Nations people of northern Canada. Inuksuks are made of stacked stones that are picked because they fit well together. There is no glue or cement that holds them together, they stay up because they are balanced on each other. Each stone supports the one above and below it. Inuksuks and inunnguaqs are beacons sending messages that “You are on the right path. Someone has been here. You are not alone.” A sense of survival and community is conveyed in this barren empty landscape with no one visibly ahead nor behind. A solitary existence for any hunter yet one with guidance and comfort. Sometimes we can feel alone and unsafe, and I want you to know that you are not.
I am looking forward to reaching those who wish to accept personal responsibility to take their own safety and wellbeing into their own hands, and empower themselves through learning.
Please feel free to peruse my topics, and if you know of or belong to a group which would be interested in learning safety strategies, feel free to reach me. Contact information can be found on the home page.
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