Dr. Doug Abrahamson brings a broad and deep knowledge of policing practices and policies, having served 35 years as an officer with both the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Victoria Police Department in Canada.
During his career Dr. Abrahamson served in many roles, however, specialized in major crime investigation, forensic identification, and police policy, planning, research and internal management and operations auditing. This knowledge was augmented by his service as a Senior Research Fellow with the Police Executive Research Forum think tank in Washington, DC (USA), various Board and Committee memberships, and his role as peer reviewer for several public safety/security academic journals.
Currently, Doug is designing, developing, and implementing an adult education program for a Canadian Federal Government agency that required training and competency development on topics such as: investigation principles and practices, report writing, multi-media scene documentation, witness interviewing and court testimony and presentations.
For the last 20 years Dr. Abrahamson has taught police officers and public safety and security professionals in Canada, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates in various capacities, including: lecturer, mentor, guest lecturer and Assistant Professor.
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Dr. Abrahamson’s current research, writing and/or consulting projects focus on, areas such as: public safety and security capability building; teamwork; good-governance policies and practices; workplace bullying and harassment awareness and prevention; cross-sector collaborations; information and knowledge sharing; forensic science (fingerprints and DNA) best practices and evidence-based research.