Kevin Calder, CPP, PSP, is one of North America’s most knowledgeable and well-respected workplace violence prevention and threat management specialists. His practical approach to violence prevention, conflict resolution and threat assessment is founded on 20 years of comprehensive experience in law enforcement, security management, and performance-based training.
Kevin was a founding member of the British Columbia Sheriff Services Integrated Threat Assessment Unit. In his position as lead threat analyst, Kevin was responsible for assessing violence risk and developing violence prevention strategies to mitigate threats posed from a variety of sources. Kevin played a key role in the development of the Threat Management Centre of Excellence at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). At the JIBC, Kevin developed ‘best practice’-based curriculum in violence risk assessment, management and prevention. Kevin has trained law enforcement, public and private sector managers and investigators, safety and security professionals, victim service workers and others involved in violence risk reduction. Now working in the private sector, Kevin serves clients in the field of violence prevention and threat management in both the United States and Canada.
Kevin holds an Associate Certificate in Leadership and Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of British Columbia and is Board Certified in security management from ASIS. In addition, Kevin is formally trained in conducting threat assessments related to violence risk (workplace, campus, individual), sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. He regularly assesses individuals who are believed to pose a threat of significant violence (homicide/suicide). Kevin works with a public and private sector clients to identify, assess and manage these individuals and to prevent violent incidents. Kevin has first-hand experience in interviewing victims, aggressors and others involved to determine and manage the circumstances and context of each case. Kevin regularly mediates disputes and works with involved parties to identify effective and lasting conflict resolution and violence prevention strategies. Along with individual-focused support, Kevin has developed and delivered enterprise-wide training and violence prevention programs. Clients have included law enforcement, local, provincial, and federal government agencies, colleges and universities, health care, and public transportation.
- Past President of the North West chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
- Active member of the Vancouver and Seattle chapters of ASIS International
Featured speaker on violence risk awareness and prevention for a variety of national conferences, including:
- Canadian University Safety Association
- Association of Canadian Community Colleges
- Association of Canadian Court Administrators
- National Sheriffs’ Association
- BC Victim Services
- RCMP National Security
- American Bar Association