For Experts

    1. In the 2016 Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Report, “Healthy minds, safe communities”, Public Safety Canada defined a “Public Safety Officer” as a broad term meant to encompass front-line personnel who ensure the safety and security of Canadians, including first responders / tri-services (i.e., firefighters, paramedics, police), search and rescue personnel, correctional services officers, border services officers, operational intelligence personnel, and Indigenous emergency managers.
    2. Feedback regarding the word “officer” in the term “Public Safety Officer” indicated many professional groups intended to be included felt excluded because they did not identify as officers; as such, the term PSP has been adopted to reference persons acting in professional capacities to fulfill public functions with duties related to public safety.

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