Deputy Chief Jeffrey Haskins

Policetech Accelerator Attracts Innovation Champions to Venture13

The V13 Policetech Accelerator team is of course incredibly excited that innovation champion Jeffrey Haskins has joined the Cobourg Police Service, under Chief Paul VandeGraaf. Haskins was recently sworn in as Deputy Chief by the Cobourg Police Services Board at a ceremony at historic Victoria Hall in Cobourg on November 10th, 2021. Part of the background story of talent attraction is the police technology accelerator platform we have built at Venture13: a strategic initiative that drives collaborative innovation in community safety. As Haskins remarked, “When I started to do my research on Cobourg, I found that innovation and progressive leadership is part of their DNA.”

  • Read more via Canadian freelance writer, photographer and journalist, Ron Fair.
  • Visit Northumberland News for coverage on the official swearing in ceremony.
  • Listen to an in-depth conversation between the Deputy Chief and independent journalist Rob Washburn, via Consider This.
  • Read the official press release from the Cobourg Police Service.

Northumberland CFDC is excited to work with Deputy Chief Haskins, Chief VandeGraaf, and the entire CPS team on many exciting and engaging initiatives in the new year and beyond, from Venture13.

Click here to learn more about our V13 Policetech Accelerator.

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To learn more about this project and the V13 Policetech Accelerator, please contact Joe Miller, Business Development Officer.

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    Joe Miller (B.Sc., Notre Dame) is an entrepreneur, innovator and intellectual property specialist with extensive experience in technology transfer. Throughout his career he has led strategic ventures at the University Health Network (UHN), the Innovation Cluster, and Ontario Tech, where he was responsible for the University’s IP identification, evaluation, administration and commercialization.

    Areas of expertise include IP value creation, technology evaluation, tech transfer, commercialization grant writing, collaborative strategies and start-up assistance.