Rick Parent is a 25-year serving police officer in the Vancouver area and a former instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia - Police Academy. Rick holds a Masters degree and a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.)
from Simon Fraser University, School of Criminology. His academic training and research has focused upon police use of deadly force including the phenomenon of “victim-precipitated homicide” and “suicide by cop”.
In September 1999, Rick provided a brief account of his research at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. In November 1999, Rick was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Meritorious Service in recognition of the academic research that he has conducted in relation to police use of deadly force.
Rick has testified in court, as an expert witness in the area of police shootings. He has also provided expert opinion to attorneys in the United States and Canada in regards to fatal police shootings within their jurisdiction. In addition, he has provided assistance to police personnel investigating fatal and non-fatal police shootings in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
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