Diversity Team 
 
Sergeant Mark Dienstmann 

Diversity-Equity-Inclusion

We recognize and respond to the sensitive needs of our culturally diverse Region by building links with community, cultural and faith-based groups and through the efforts of officers in our District Community Mobilization Bureaus (CMBs). Each CMB has Diversity Team members, who are assigned a wide range of support functions relating to Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, including:

  • Acting as resources to frontline, investigative and support staff
  • Demonstrating the positive benefits of diversity initiatives
  • Creating and maintaining meaningful dialogues and working relationships with the community to address areas of need and/or concern
  • Participating in opportunities to enhance cultural awareness through ongoing community outreach.

To ensure they remain effective resources for their colleagues and members of the public, Diversity Team members receive specialized, quarterly training on a range of different topics such as interfaith relations and positive space thinking.

All four platoons in each of the Halton Regional Police Service Districts also have a minimum of two Diversity Team Constables on duty at all times. These police officers are trained and available to act as resources/support for colleagues on an as-needed basis.