When: Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.
Where: CGA Classroom, 55 Queen Street East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto
Speaker: Detective Douglas J. Bedford, York Regional Police, Organized Crime Bureau – Synthetic Drug Team
Detective Doug BEDFORD# 964
Is an 18 year member of York Regional Police at rank of Detective and assigned to the Organized Crime Section, Drugs and Vice Unit, Synthetic Drug Team. Alumni of the Hold Up Squad where he investigated retail, financial, home invasion robberies, and carjackings. He has been the lead investigator on two projects involving South American Organized Crime groups that have targeted the jewellery industry, and assisted other investigations involving South American Organized Crime across Canada.
Detective Bedford and his team and were the recipients of the 1st Annual Jewellers Vigilance Canada, Law Enforcement award of Merit, for the arrest and ongoing prosecution of South American suspects in relation to home invasion robbery in the city of Vaughan in May of 2010.
He sits on the Jewellers Vigilance Canada Board of Directors as a Law Enforcement advisor.
Guest Lecturer on South American Organized Crime and Robbery Awareness that target travelling jewellery wholesalers and retailers:
RCMP Headquarters Custom and Excise March 2011
COCPA (Central Ontario Crime Prevention Association) April 2011
Western Canadian Robbery Conference (Edmonton Alberta) May 2011
Canadian Police College Organized Crime Course May 2012
Jewellers Vigilance Canada (Cardinal Watch Company) May 2012
Eastern Canadian Robbery Conference (Richmond Hill) 2012
Canadian Jewellers Expo’s (Toronto, Edmonton) 2013
Global Television 16X9 Investigative Report – Diamond heist January 2013