Staff Sergeant Beth Milliard, PhD

Beth Milliard has been a police officer with York Regional Police in Ontario, Canada for 19 years and is currently a Uniform Staff Sergeant. She is also an adjunct professor, with Georgian College for 12 years teaching in the Police Studies degree program and Simon Fraser University for the past 3 years teaching in the First Responder Trauma & Recovery Certificate. She also works with the Mental Health Commission of Canada where she is a Master trainer for the Working Mind and a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

She has worked in all areas of policing: uniform, investigative and administrative. However, her most rewarding role to date is working in Peer Support and being part of the creation and implementation of initiatives related to mental health and psychological wellness for first responders.

Beth is a board member of Resilient Kids Canada and the Mariposa Gymnastics club. She also sits on the Provincial Government Mental Health Secretariat and Communities of Practise (CoP) working groups to assist in making changes for first responders regarding mental health.