Kevin Calder is one of Canada's most knowledgeable and well-respected workplace violence and threat management specialists. His practical approach to workplace violence prevention and threat assessment is founded on 20 years of comprehensive experience in security, law enforcement and training.
Kevin retired from British Columbia Sheriff Services, where he was appointed to the position of Senior Intelligence Coordinator. Kevin took part in launching the BC Sheriff Services Integrated Threat Assessment Unit. He played a key role in initiating other programs throughout the province as well, including the Threat Management Centre of Excellence at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).
Kevin completed the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation and is currently completing the course of study for the Physical Security Professional (PSP) designation. In addition, Kevin is formally trained in conducting threat assessments related to violence risk (workplace, campus, individual), stalking, and domestic violence. He is regularly asked to assess individuals who are believed to pose a threat of significant violence (i.e. homicide and/or suicide) to the workplace and/or identified workers.
Kevin is currently the Sergeant at Arms of the North West chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and is an active member of the Vancouver and Seattle chapters of ASIS International. He has been a featured speaker for a variety of national conferences including the Canadian University Safety Association, Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Association of Canadian Court Administrators, National Sheriffs’ Association, and the American Bar Association.