Rick Parent


Rick Parent is a 28-year serving police officer in the Vancouver area, presently seconded to the Justice Institute of British Columbia – Police Academy as the Manager of Research and Academic Development. Rick holds a MA and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, School of Criminology.


Rick has co-authored three academic criminology textbooks, published several research papers and has testified as an expert witness in Canada and the United States. He is considered an expert in the area of the police use of deadly force.


Over the years Rick has worked in a variety of police positions that include criminal investigations, general duty patrol, recruiting, training and as a hostage-negotiator.

Congratulations to Rick for receiving Langara's 2007 Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Achievement!