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A.B.L.E. is an association of law enforcement professionals and associated community members who are committed to the betterment of the society in which we live and work. As president of the Association of Black Law Enforcers, I would like to welcome you to our website.

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Carmen Parson's Retirement Party
Thursday November 15th
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The National Peace Officer’s Memorial Run kicks off at Queen’s Park on Thursday September 27, 2012.

The ABLE Running Team is led by Captain Gwen Spaulding and Assistant Captain Rohan Morgan, and includes team members Shawn Brown, Kim Toppin, Clint Noel, Natalie Roach, and Paul Boakye-Cofie.  So far, seven ABLE Running Team Members are confirmed to participate in the 460km trek to Ottawa where the run concludes on Saturday September 29, 2012. ABLE Members will then march with their respective Law Enforcement Organizations in the National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service on Sunday September 30, 2012 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
ABLE President Keith Merith and ABLE Executive Member Kenton Chance (Law Enforcement Services Officer) will take part in the opening ceremonies at Queen’s Park, and Kenton Chance will also attend the closing ceremonies and the Memorial Service.


Dear MACA Members, Friends and Supporters

Markham African Caribbean Association (MACA) is once again gearing up to host its annual Scholarship Award Dinner and Ball. This year is a very special year for MACA. MACA is celebrating 25 years of serving the community. What started out as one award presented at a monthly meeting, has developed into an annually anticipated gala affair attended by high-ranking government officials and other distinguished guests from our diverse community.
We would like to invite you to mark your calendar and attend this year’s event!

Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, Suites _ Conference Centre 600 Highway #7 East
November 10, 2012 
5:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Tickets:  $100.00  per person

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On behalf of the Board of Directors, volunteers, parents and children, we would like to thank you for your past support and encourage you to join us for this, our 25th Annual Scholarship Award Dinner and Ball.
For tickets or further information, please call the Association at 905-294 5033.
Pat Howell
Vice President

2012 Career Fair Cttee invitation

The 2012 A.B.L.E. Career Fair Committee is looking for new members.  Please contact Sean Semper Whyte if interested.

ABLE at the Toronto's Flag Raising Ceremony
for Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebration
Hosted by the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA)

Jamaica's 50th Flag Raising Ceremony

Message from the President
Dear Friends:
It is my pleasure to report that I was honoured to represent our organization at the Jamaica Day flag raising ceremony hosted by the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) at Nathan Philips Square on Sunday August 5, 2012.
In keeping with the indomitable spirit of Jamaica and Jamaicans, there was no deterrence by the heavy pouring rain.  In the usual spirit of Jamaicans, we all quickly moved indoors and carried on the ceremonies there.  The impressive contingent of notable Jamaicans and Canadian dignitaries such as Sheila Sealy Monteith (Office of the High commission for Jamaica), Peter Sloly (Deputy Chief of the Toronto Police Service), Mr Seth George Ramocan (Consulate General of Jamaica), Michael Thompson (Toronto councillor), David McCloud (Toronto Police Service) to name a few who spoke and who attended, further validated the fact that the beautiful Island Nation that is Jamaica truly is, as Deputy Chief Peter Sloly stated, "we little but we "tallawa!" 
While I was extremely honoured to represent York Regional Police (YRP) in the March from Albert St. to Nathan Philip Square, I was also proud to represent ABLE in my dual role as our President. Undeterred by the rain, we certainly had an enjoyable time. 
ABLE thanks the small contingent of our members who attended the ceremony as well as the team of uniformed officers representing Toronto Police Service, YRP, OPP, Court Officers and all uniformed personnel.  We thank the Pathfinders Drum Core and Mr. Dwight Drummond TV Host with CBC for his excellence.  Finally, ABLE extends special thanks to Ms. Audrey Campbell, President of the JCA, for inviting us to this milestone celebration of Jamaica's 50th anniversary of Independence. We look forward to our continued friendship with this important organization.

Thank you all for your continual support,
Yours truly,
Keith Merith, ABLE President

ABLE's 4th Annual "Yes We Can" Boat Cruise another Success!

Boat Cruise 2012
This year, ABLE partnered with the SVG BPA for our All White Annual Boat Cruise and it was a great success!

"The party was HOTT, the food fantastic and the weather was wonderful." said Paul

"You guys do this every year!  WOW! I never knew cops could have so much fun!" Suzanne commented

We hop you too will look forward to an equally fun and exciting Boat Cruise next August in 2013.

2012 Boat Cruise

Det. Alton C. Parker, remembered
Alton C. Parker served 28 years on the police force. In 1951, a promotion also made him the first black police detective in Canada.

He dedicated his life to protecting a city where he wasn’t allowed to rent an apartment.

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Alton C. Parker breaking the colour barrier to become Windsor’s first black police officer.

But seven decades after Parker overcame the odds in a city where black people weren’t allowed on golf courses or in many bars and restaurants, Windsor’s acting police chief said his force still has a long way to go. Al Frederick said the Windsor Police Service is stepping efforts to recruit minorities and become more diverse. The service has been reaching out to community leaders and will hold community recruitment meetings.

“Diversity is one of the keys to success, because diversity brings different perspectives,” said Frederick. “It’s not just about skin colour or race or religion. It’s about diversity of education, diversity of experiences. So all of those things, we want to attract people to our service so that we’re stronger, we’re more responsive and we’re a better police service.”

...quoted directly from the Windsor Star Article:Windsor’s first black police officer honoured

Also see the CBC Article: Windsor Police try to add minorities to reflect city

20th Anniversary ABLE Ball

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RIP Leonard Braithwaite

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Herb Carnegie

Honouring Herb Carnegie

November 8, 1919 to March 9th, 2012

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A Quick Look into Professional Indemnity Insurance
Many people have heard about professional indemnity insurance but do not really have any idea about it at all. So what is professional indemnity insurance all about? Basically, professional indemnity insurance is a form of insurance that protects professionals from claims that are made by clients. If you are practicing your profession and are providing professional services, in the event that you were to make any mistakes on your part that may cause life or property damage, financial loss, infringement of intellectual property, or any type of loss, if you do not have professional indemnity insurance, any claims made unto you by your client will be shouldered by you. However, if you are properly equipped with professional indemnity insurance, any claims made against you will be handled by your insurer. The coverage provided by professional indemnity insurance handles mostly negligence on the professional’s part. It is your negligent action that has brought damage to your client. While the basic form of professional indemnity insurance covers your basic negligence, it only provides a very narrow coverage. However, if you want to have a wider coverage, purchasing a more premium package will also provide you with coverage on breach of duty as well as civil liability. This is enough coverage to nearly cover most of what you need as a professional. A more expansive coverage on the other hand also provides coverage on "Acts of God". There are some countries that mandate professionals to have professional indemnity insurance. The insurance not only provides reassurance to clients, but it gives the professional adequate protection from potential mishap on his part. Since practicing your profession exposes you to possible claims, having the protection of professional indemnity insurance will help bring you that peace of mind. Professional indemnity insurance is of course not the complete package in protecting your best interest. If you want to have better protection, consider buying additional insurance forms such as liability insurance to give your professional interest better protection. The thing about insurance is that they are not exactly a waste of money or added expense on your part. If you try to look at how they minimize the risk you are exposed to, they certainly will make your profession less worrying as you no longer need to worry about the hassles brought about legal proceedings when you are properly insured.

Meeting Schedule
Our next General Meeting is on  Saturday September 29th, 2012.

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