TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Froese Forensic Partners Ltd., a Toronto-based forensic accounting and financial investigations firm, has established LEAP, a new practice area to assist law enforcement and regulatory bodies improve and implement the best possible performance practices.
"There is an ongoing pressure on law enforcement to meet and exceed the expectations of the various communities they serve," said Ken Froese, FPP's Senior Managing Director. "This comes at a time when their resources are often limited. We believe LEAP can help the police and regulatory bodies improve their practices and utilize their resources in a more efficient manner."
The Law Enforcement Assessment & Performance practice is headed up by Brian Verheul, who spent 35 years with the RCMP, including two decades in its Financial Crimes Directorate; William Pullen, who worked for four decades in the public sector in areas such as performance improvement and human capital management; and Penny Cookson, a forensic accountant who worked for six years with a team of lawyers, auditors and law enforcement specialists who acted as Independent Monitors of the Los Angeles and Detroit Police Departments.
"Our overall approach on an engagement is to seek answers to three primary questions," said William Pullen. "Is the service doing the right thing? Is it doing things right? And how can it be improved?"
Together with other FPP professionals, the LEAP team has extensive experience and integrated skills that are uniquely suited to assignments involving clients in the law enforcement and regulatory areas.
"We don't take a cookie-cutter approach to our work," said Froese. "Every assignment is tailored to the specific needs of our clients."
A recent engagement to conduct an Organizational Review & Evaluation of the Charlottetown Police Service "was received very positively," said Brian Verheul. "Our report's recommendations were basically accepted as presented."
Froese Forensic Partners is one of Canada's largest independent financial investigative firms. It is dedicated exclusively to providing expert opinion reports and testimony in matters such as forensic accounting and fraud investigations, financial damages, corporate investigations, computer forensics and electronic discovery, business valuation, professional misconduct and auditor negligence, and personal injury damages.
Its professionals include forensic accountants, former police officers, computer forensic specialists and business valuators.
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For further information: For further information: To learn more about LEAP please visit www.froeseforensic.com.