Criminal Law & Investigations
Insp. Fudge has been employed in the field of law enforcement since 1990. He spent 14 years as a Conservation Officer with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, of which 11 years were with the First Nation’s community Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi in Conne River, and 3 years with the Department of Forest Resources and Agrifoods. In 2003 he graduated from the Atlantic Police Academy winning awards for his outstanding leadership and police ethics to name but a few.
He spent the next 10 years with the Amherst, Nova Scotia Police Department, 6 years in the general patrol section, 3 years with the Integrated Street Crime Unit and 6 months with the Major Crime Unit. In 2012, he accepted the learning manager position with the APA as the Criminal Law and Criminal Investigations Instructor.
- Sudden Death Investigation Course
- Introduction to Legal Studies
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Policing in Canada
- Intermediate Surveillance Techniques
- Human Source Management
- Evidentiary Breath Test Technician: BAC Datamaster C
- Forensic Interviewing
Insp. Hadfield holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of P.E.I. She is as well, a graduate of the Human Services Program and possesses a Certificate in Adult Education from Holland College and UPEI. As the Social Sciences Instructor at the Atlantic Police Academy, she has developed the social science curriculum for emergency responders for all the core and in-service programs.
From 2011-14, Insp. Hadfield assisted Terry Coleman and Dorothy Cotton in the framework for their research on TEMPO: Police Interactions, funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She has been a speaker at the Ontario Police College, State and Provincial Police Academy Directors educational conference, and the New Brunswick Public Safety conference. She is a certified MANDT© trainer and recently co-authored a training module for Autism.
Prior to joining APA, Insp. Hadfield has worked at Holland College, the Provincial government, the Federal Group Homes network, Queens County Residential Services and Eastern School District in PEI, implementing behavioral interventions for individuals with autism, mental illness, and providing crisis intervention debriefings.
Inspector Hadfield was recently named by the State & Provincial Police Academy Directors, as a co-recipient for the 2016 International Instructor of the Year.
- Mandt© Communications Instructor
- Mandt© for Families Certification
- Community Living Worker (Level II) -Diploma
- Domestic Violence Investigator Certification
- Certificate in Adult Education
- Forensic Interviewing Certification
- Applied Behavior Analysis Certification
- ASSIST Certification (suicide prevention)
- Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
- ODARA Training
- Traumagenic Neuro-developmental Behavior Support Certification
Inspector DesRoches has served with police in Saint Eleanor’s, the City of Summerside, as a member of the RCMP divisional tactical troop, and continues to remain current in policing as a casual officer with the Town of Kensington Police Service.
Inspector DesRoches also served with the Canadian Armed Forces in a regular and reserve capacity. He also has a background in firefighting, achieving accreditation through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).
He has an extensive background in conflict resolution, communications, firearms training, collision and crime scene investigations, and emergency vehicle operations, and evidentiary breath-test technician training. He has been qualified as an expert in topics relating to collision investigation and major crimes, and retains memberships affiliated with a number of National and International organizations. He has completed the Certificate in Adult Education program collaboratively through Holland College and the University of New Brunswick, and holds a Masters of Education in Leadership through the University of Prince Edward Island.
- Advanced Firearms Instructor (Pistol)
- Certified Firearms Armorer for SigSauer Pistols
- Firearms Instructor (Carbine)
- National Firearms Instructor (CFSC/CFRSC)
- Advanced Driver Training Instructor Trainer (FLETC)
- All-Terrain Vehicle Instructor Trainer (OPP)
- Canada Safety Council – DDC & PDIC Instructor
- Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector (CVSA)
- ASD Instructor – Operation & Calibration
- Intox EC/IR II Instructor Technician Trainer
- Collision Investigation Level IV – Reconstruction
- Radar/Lidar Instructor
- Forensic Interviewing
- Internet Crime Investigation Level II
- International Firefighter Certification HazMat
- International Firefighter Certification Level I
- Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
- Suspect Apprehension Pursuit Trainer
- Industry Canada – Certified Examiner Aeronautical
- Criminal Interdiction Techniques
- Crime Scene Investigations – CSI
- Interview and Interrogation Techniques
- Managing Emergency Operations
- Community Policing and Crime Prevention
Inspector Brent MacDonald joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a reservist in 2001 and served 6 years with the 2Nd Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton) where he was employed as an Infantryman and musician. In 2004 he completed the Primary Leadership Qualification (PLQ) Course and took on the role of a Section Commander and 2IC on numerous Basic Military Qualification and Solider Qualification courses. There he trained Army recruits, in firearms manipulations, shooting, basic field craft, drill, discipline, general service knowledge, heavy weapons and tactics. In 2004 he was appointed the Regimental Drum Major for the Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipes & Drums. In 2008 he joined the Regular Force as a Military Policeman, receiving his training at CFB Borden, Ontario where he completed the QL 3 and QL 5 courses.
His first posting was at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown as a Patrolman, shift 2IC and Shift IC. He fulfilled numerous secondary positions including, Court NCO, and Senior Breath Technician, and driving instructor. In 2013 he was promoted to Master Corporal and transferred to CFB St. John’s, Nfld as Detachment Commander. Inspector MacDonald left the military in May 2014 when he accepted the position as Firearms Learning Manager with the Atlantic Police Academy.
- Basic Firearms Instructor
- Use of Force Instructor
- Alcotest 7410 GLC Instructor
- BAC Data Master C
- INTOC EC/IR 2
- Level II Collision Investigator
Sig Saucer Academy Courses
- Master Shotgun
- Master Pistol
- Reflective Shooting
- Master Rifle
- Night Carbine
- Skill Builder Pistol
Inspector Rudderham has been a police officer since 1980. He has served in many capacities during his career as a foot, motorcycle and radio car patrolman, Assigned Street Crime, Drug Section, Training Officer and Platoon Sergeant. He has also completed a tour with the United Nations in Mitrovica, Kosovo in Special Operations, close protection detail.
Inspector Rudderham was recently named by the State & Provincial Police Academy Directors, as a co-recipient for the 2016 International Instructor of the Year.
- Master Taser Instructor
- Use of Force Instructor
- Rapid Deployment Instructor
- Advanced Firearms Instructor
- Officer Safety Instructor
- PPCT Instructor
- Police Motorcycle
- Range Safety
- Suicide Intervention Police
- Assisting Community Education
- Racism and Cross Culture
- Pistol Service, Maintenance and Armorer
- Surveillance Techniques
- Statement Analysis
- Criminal Intelligence
- Public Safety Unit Tactical
- Criminal Investigators
- Pepper ball User
- Wiretap Workshop
- Close Protection (Kosovo)
- Mental Health Critical Incident Training
- Crime Scene Investigator, Photography, Fingerprinting
- Basic Emergency Preparedness- NSEMO
- Drug investigative Techniques
Insp. Blouin possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Studies from the University of Cape Breton, Correctional Techniques Diploma from the New Brunswick Community College, Dieppe, and is a proud graduate of the Atlantic Police Academy. In addition, he has completed the Certificate in Adult Education Program collaboratively through Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island, and holds a Masters of Education in Leadership through UPEI. Insp. Blouin is also fluent in both French and English.
Prior to policing, Insp. Blouin was employed by the Province of New Brunswick Department of Public Safety as a Correctional and Probation Officer. Upon graduating from APA in 2006, he joined the Bridgewater Police Force and moved later to the Kentville Police Department serving in a variety of capacities including; patrol officer, Specialized Response Team (SRT) and integrated Street Crime Unit member.
He has been a Use of Force Instructor since 1999 and holds an impressive and a comprehensive list of professional certificates in training, competencies, skills and achievements. Insp. Blouin holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Karate, a Purple Belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a student under the Gracie Family’s style of Survival Tactics for Law Enforcement Only.
- Basic Law Enforcement Thermography (Flir) Certification
- FX Simunition Instructor
- Gracie Survival Tactics for Law Enforcement Only – Instructor
- Basic Firearms Instructor
- Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) – Master Instructor
- Combined Tactical Systems (CTS) Instructor
- Taser International Instructor, including CEW
- Therapeutic Community, Train the Trainer
- Competency Based Case Management, Train the Trainer
- Officer Safety/Use of Force, Train the Trainer
- Drug Investigative Techniques Course (DITC)
- Aboriginal Sensitivity Training
- Supervision Level II Certification
- Culturally diverse Training
- Suicide Prevention/Intervention
- Criminal Intelligence Course
- Search Warrant Drafting
- Human Source Management
- Major Case Management
- Source Debriefing Report
- Interrogation Interview
- Drug Related Court Testimony
- BIAS – Diversity Work
- Justice and Mental Health Program – Psychiatrists in Blue
Inspector Elliott is a graduate of the Atlantic Police Academy’s Correctional Officer program. Over his 18 year career he was worked in multiple fields of enforcement and emergency services, at both the provincial and federal government levels.
Inspector Elliott began his career with Alberta Justice Department as a Correctional Officer working at a number of facilities in and around Calgary. In 2000 he became a structural/crash rescue firefighter as a contractor for the Department of National Defense. During that time, he also worked as an ambulance attendant, and as Deputy Sheriff for the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador. In 2008, Inspector Elliott joined the CBSA as a Border Services Officer and since, as a Use of Force and Firearms instructor. Prior to joining APA, he spent a brief period with Public Safety Canada as a Program Officer.
- Strategic Ground Control Instructor
- Control Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instructor
- Basic Firearms Instructor
- NFPA 1001 – Level I & II – Structural Fire Fighting
- NFPA 1002 – Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
- NFPA 1003 – Airport Fire Fighter
- Emergency Medical Responder Level II
- Vehicle Blocks & Warrant Planning Instructor
- Border Services Officer – Air Operations
- Border Services Officer – Marine Operations
- Border Marine Vessel Rummage
- Hazardous Incident Identification & Response
- Incident Command System 101
- Group Crisis Intervention
- Applied Suicide Intervention
- Transport Control Tactics
- Confined Space Entry & Rescue
- Vehicle Extraction
- Offshore helicopter Fire Fighting & Rescue
- Fire Inspection
- Emergency Public Information Awareness
- Critical Incident Stress Management – Diffuser/Debriefer
Insp. Haywood received her undergraduate degree from the University of PEI with a double major in Sociology and Anthropology. She later received her diploma in Applied Information Technology from the Information Technology Institute in Halifax, NS and a Certificate in Adult Education from UPEI and Holland College.
She has served as a Corrections Officer and Trainer at the North Slave Correctional Centre & North Slave Young Offenders Facility in Yellowknife, NT, providing general security of the offenders, supervised offender outings, and provided training for new and existing employees.
In August 2009, Insp. Haywood joined the staff of the Atlantic Police Academy as the course coordinator and Learning Manager responsible for the Corrections cadets.
Captain Arsenault began his firefighting career in O’Leary, PEI in 1985. Since that time, he has served in every capacity at the operator’s level and in management. In 2006, he joined the Atlantic Police Academy as the Learning Manager of Fire Services and is a recipient of both the Provincial & Federal Long Service Medal for 20 + years of service to his community.
- Firefighter I & II
- IFSAC certification in 2006
- Ice Water Rescue
- Confined Space Rescue
- High Angle Rescue
- Vehicle Extrication.
- Medical First Responder
- Hazardous Materials Operations
- Provincial Hazardous Material Response Team
- Lead Industrial Firefighter Western Branches – HSE Integrated
- Fire Inspector/Training Officer – Nasittuq Corp
- High Angle Rescue Technician – Canaport LNG Terminal & Point Lepreau Nuclear Generation Station
- Material Review Committee IFSTA – Introduction to Fire Origin and Cause 4th Edition
Physical Fitness Instructor
Wes has been practicing corporately, and privately, as a Kinesiologist for over 30 years. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP), he has extensive experience in management programs for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Stress, Weight-loss, Back Assessment and Health, and High Performance Conditioning programs for all ages, abilities and occupations.
As an Osteopath, Wes has specific expertise treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, as well as other systems of the body including concussion, visceral function and low vitality.