Keynote Speaker: Mark Lalonde, Chief Safety Officer, Simon Fraser University
Students with an interest in policing, public safety and security often have little idea of the vast number of career options, let alone what paths to follow. For every police officer in Canada there are at least three people employed in some role in security, loss prevention, investigations, risk management or intelligence analysis — all in the private sector. While some of these roles are highly visible in shopping malls, airports and sporting venues, others are far less visible, pay a professional salary and require unique knowledge, skills and education. Some of these professionals sit behind desks most of the time, others lead specialist teams in the field and a few travel frequently outside of Canada to support client security and risk mitigation needs. This interactive session will help introduce the audience to career options that guidance counsellors and college faculty are largely unaware of. Come and learn about formal and informal paths leading to a wide range of public safety and security careers you may not be familiar with.