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Understanding the Ripple Effects of Hate

Topic: Understanding the Ripple-Effects of Hate Date: November 16, 2021 Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm Location: Grace Place, 156 Main St. N. Brampton (Session also available online) Speaker: D/Sgt. Feras Ismail

About the Speaker – D/Sgt. Feras Ismail


Detective Sergeant Feras Ismail is a 20-year member of the Peel Regional Police and has worked in various areas including Uniform Patrol, the Street Crime and Gang Units, the Intelligence Security Section, the Regional Community Mobilization Bureau, and is now working out of 22 Division. D/Sgt. Ismail is a nationally

recognized counter-terrorism and hate crimes expert and has served in an interview and consultative capacity on a wide-array of terrorism and extremism-related investigations with Peel Regional Police and the RCMP – Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET).

D/Sgt. Ismail’s operational experience, coupled with his community engagement and crime prevention work, have enabled him to play a pivotal role in the development of various organizational policies and training programs designed to build internal capacity to prevent and respond to hate motivated crime and violent extremism. D/Sgt. Ismail has presented on these and related issues at a range of domestic and international practitioner and academic symposia, and has briefed high level government and police officials on hate motivated crime and counter-terrorism/countering violent extremism training, policy and practice.


D/Sgt. Ismail holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from McMaster University and a Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph, and is the recent recipient of the 2020 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Leadership in Human and Civil Rights Award.