Richard Bent (Canada)President and Chair

    Richard (Dick) Bent (Canada)

    Portfolio: Governance – internal; LEPH conference planning

    Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Richard has been a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies (ICURS), Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, since 2009. Prior to joining ICURS he served 35 years as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a variety of diverse roles, and ended his career in the executive ranks of the RCMP.

    Richard’s research interests include mental health calls for service, policing complexity, performance management for police organizations, national security, governance, and public policy pertaining to justice and policing issues.

    Richard has developed strong ties with CEAMOS at the University of Chile and Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.


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