BCCPA is a provincially registered society and federally registered charity. Voting members comprise corporations, small businesses, non-profit groups, police services, municipalities and individuals.
BCCPA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting held each fall. The Board of Directors comprises fifteen directors, with no fewer than seven directors elected from each of the police and volunteer/business sectors. This mix of police and community interest on the Board provides for a balanced approach to crime prevention issues.
The bylaws of the Association stipulate that each director shall hold office for a term of two years with half of the directors retiring from office on alternate years. This provides for continuity of business for the Association and the opportunity for experienced directors to mentor those new to the board.
At the first meeting of the Board of Directors following the Annual General Meeting, the directors elect the executive comprised of president, 1st and 2nd vice-president, secretary and/or treasurer. In addition, the past president sits on the executive committee.
Board of Directors
President: Inspector Marcie Flamand
Inspector Marcie Flamand has been a member of the Vancouver Police Department since 1987 and was a VPD Reserve member for 4 years prior to joining the regular force. Marcie has worked in a variety of assignments including Operations, Public Information Counter, Strike Force, Community Policing, Recruiting, and the Beat Enforcement Team. She served as a long-time member of the VPD’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team and was the coordinator and team leader from 2007-2011. Inspector Flamand is a member of the Sister Watch Committee in the Downtown Eastside and has worked hard in establishing positive working relationships with key stakeholders to prevent violence against women and girls. She is currently assigned to the Diversity and Aboriginal Policing Section. Inspector Flamand has a strong community focus and enjoys working together to keep our communities safe.
Past President: Sgt. Rob Smith
Rob is a member of the Oak Bay Police Department and has been a police officer for the last 10 years having started his career with the RCMP. As the Crime Prevention Officer, he quickly began to value the work of the BCCPA, becoming involved as a Regional Associate Director and as the president from 2010 through 2014.
Vice President: Sgt Wendy Hawthorne
Wendy has been with Transit for 30 years. Wendy was sworn in as one of the original Special Provincial Constables in 1985 and has had an incredible career with transit. In 2005, Wendy transitioned from Special Constable to the Transit Police…the first Transit Police force in Canada. Wendy values all the incredible partnerships and people she has come into contact with over the last 30 years and is proud of the opportunity to “Safely Link Communities” with Transit Police.
Treasurer: Shelley Cole
Shelley brings fifteen years of experience in crime prevention with the New Westminster Police. Shelley holds a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, is a certified Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) practitioner and is a graduate of Leadership Vancouver with considerable training and education in crime prevention and reduction strategies. Over the years, Shelley has won awards for her work in community safety and in education. Shelley is also the Treasurer of the BCCPA and has been in the capacity of Director and Executive Member since 2008, plus acts in the role of Provincial Coordinator for the British Columbia Crime Prevention Association (BCCPA) Crime Free Multi-Housing Program within the province. Shelley enjoys working as a crime prevention professional with a passion for engaging communities in crime prevention and safety..
Cst. Kim Basi has been a police officer with Saanich Police for 19 years and has been assigned to Crime Prevention since January 2012. Prior to becoming a police officer, I worked as a 911 operator / dispatcher and Reserve Constable and in total has spent 24 years with Saanich Police.
During her 21 years with Saanich Police, Kim has worked as the regional police officer for the Mobile Youth Services Team (MYST), and was a school liaison officer and worked patrol. Kim has been involved with two boards, Youth Empowerment Society and Victoria Foundation (funding committee).
In September 2013 Saanich Police Canine hosted the Canine Dog Trials, Kim was the trial coordinator for this event, which raised just shy of $25,000 for Jeneece Place, a home away from home for families who travel to Victoria for medical care.
While Kim worked as a school liaison officer, she was the Camp Director for four years and prior to that attended for 9 years as a Team Leader.
George Kjenner detail-oriented and approachable, George is an experienced security specialist who has worked in the security industry for more than 35 years. A 40 year plus resident of Campbell River, he has a soft spot for giving back to the community and is actively involved with several worthwhile organizations George served time in the Military Reserve program as well as the Cadet program. George graduated from Athabasca University with a Bachelor of Arts major in Criminology. George worked with the RCMP for 20 years and received the RCMP Commissioner’s award for service. He has severed on the Board of Directors of the BC Crime Prevention Association for the past 15 years. George now makes his home in Courtenay and is still involved in community activities.
Inspector Debra McLeod has served 24 years with the Delta Police Department and is currently in charge of Patrol Division. During her career with the Delta Police Department, Debra has supervised the following teams: Investigative Support of the Criminal Investigation Section, Drugs/Special Projects, Forensic Identification Services, Strike Force, Street Crime Unit and Intelligence Management Section.
Debra has had the opportunity to work in almost all of the sections within the Delta Police Department, including a three year secondment with the Organized Crime Agency. In addition, Debra was a Crisis Negotiator with MIERT and instructor for BC Sheriffs at the Justice Institute of BC.
Rod Tulett Following service in the Royal Canadian Navy, Rod joined the City of Vancouver where his duties focused primarily on logistics support for emergency and event management with the Office of Emergency Management, and the Emergency and Operational Planning section of the Vancouver Police. Rod continues assisting in instructing the nationally recognized Search & Canvass course. In 2005 he became Security & Emergency Coordinator with Metro Vancouver Regional District, responsible for Enforcement, Investigations, Public Safety and is a sworn Peace Officer under Provincial Legislation.
Rod is an active member of numerous associations and sits on several Provincial and National Security & Emergency committees. He is also a Counter Terrorism Information Officer (RCMP) and Fusion Liaison Officer (Washington State Fusion Centre).
Rod remains active in the Navy Reserve as a Regional Liaison Officer for Joint Task Force Pacific, liaising between the Canadian Forces and Civil Authorities in British Columbia. Honours include the Canadian Forces Decoration with Clasp and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.