Speaker: Tara Robinson

Speaker: Tara Robinson

What do James Bond and murderers have in common? They’ve both come face to face with Tara Robinson.

From crime reporter to tireless advocate for crime prevention, Tara Robinson is a former television news anchor who is now a creator of change in the world of policing; helping to create two state-of-the-art, first-of-their-kind crime prevention facilities in North America. Tara was the first woman selected to anchor the six o’clock news in the 50-year history of one of the top television stations in Western Canada. She has interviewed James Bond, Prime Ministers, and emceed a Royal event hosting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Tara has also interviewed murderers, gangsters, and pedophiles. It was this intense dedication to crime reporting that eventually led her to the Calgary Police Service and a career dedicated to crime prevention, specifically for the most vulnerable members of society…our children.

Tara became the Executive Director of what would be called the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre; working with a tireless team to create a centre that would help transform the City of Calgary’s response to child abuse. Now, as the Executive Director of the YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre, Tara leads a vibrant, youth-targeted, crime prevention and education facility that is unlike any other in North America.

During an entertaining session, Tara will be excited to share her methods, challenges, and passion that transitioned her from a life in television news to creating change in police/community outreach and crime prevention.

And she might also tell you what James Bond is really like.

Come see Tara speak at the IAWP 2018 Conference on Wednesday August 29th in the morning session.

 

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