Police officer from Peel receives international recognition for leadership in human and civil rights


A Peel Regional Police officer has received international recognition for his work in promoting leadership in working against terrorism, violence and hate-motivated crime.

Detective Feras Ismail was notified of the honour recently from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the world's largest professional association for police leaders.

The Leadership in Human Rights and Civil Rights Award recognizes programs and law enforcement efforts that exemplify the protection and promotion of civil and human rights.

Ismail's work includes taking a victim-centric operational approach and successfully implementing the Countering Violent Extremism Initiative (CVEI) to promote human and civil rights while enhancing community trust.

He has developed a number of educational seminars and training resources to address human and civil rights concerns.

To date, Detective Ismail has personally delivered variations of the CVEI training to more than 12,000 law enforcement and related personnel within and outside of Canada.

"His leadership and initiative to employ a true community participatory/partnership has resulted with reduced levels of fear of affected individuals and communities," noted the IACP in presenting the award virtually at recent ceremonies.

Peel Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah noted that Detective Ismail is a "tremendous individual" who works hard each day for the betterment of the public and policing organizations.


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