Engaged in Public Safety for over 39 years, Frank moved from his position as Assistant Fire Chief of Operations and Public Safety (Public Order) Unit Commander with the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service to the City of Vancouver, Office of Emergency Management in June 2017.
In his position as Emergency Planning Coordinator, Frank was tasked with solving recurring issues within mass gathering events, streamlining the City’s Public Safety Plan, and developing a team of stakeholders to plan and organize each mass gathering event. Moving on to the role of Manager, Special Event Public Safety for the City of Vancouver, Frank liaised with other City business units and event stakeholders to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive operational public safety plans for special events and planned/unplanned mass gatherings. He was accountable for event risk assessments, writing the City of Vancouver Public Safety Plan, operationalizing planning requirements through cross departmental and inter-agency collaboration, leading post event debriefs, and providing continuous process improvement for each event. As part of the Film & Special Events (FASE) team, he worked with the team to monitor and report on City costs to provide sustainable event budgets and minimize event organizer costs.
Frank is currently the principal consultant with Frank Dodich & Associates, providing solutions and training in event public safety, crowd management, emergency management, security, CPTED, and exercise design. He is a Bronze, Silver, and Gold Public Order Commander and has received Special Events Planning and Tactical Advisor training through the College of Policing. Frank is proud to have been the first Firefighter to attend the College of Policing in London, England.
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Liz Jones, CPP, RPA
Liz started her career with the Royal Canadian Navy based on Vancouver Island. After leaving the Military, with security operations and emergency response training and experience, a security role was a natural fit and she has since worked with several national and international property management companies: 20 VIC Management, Triovest, Bentall Kennedy, and Cadillac Fairview. Liz currently works for the City of Vancouver as a Security Programs Manager, within City Protective Services, overseeing the Engineering Department as her main Portfolio.
With over 15 years of experience working in security and operations, Liz has continued her education with Certificates in Emergency Management and Police Foundations through the Justice Institute of British Columbia and has earned her Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation with ASIS and her Real Property Manager (RPA) designation with BOMA International.
Liz actively volunteers for several organizations both locally and internationally, with her passion for security and emergency management as the focus. She has been involved with our local ASIS chapter for several years as the Women in Security Liaison, and will continue supporting this role. She was also a member and participated in the ASIS New Zealand Chapter in 2019. After spending several months in South Africa in 2019, she became a Board member for a local Children’s Village, The Small Things Organization, tasked with creating and implementing fire safety and emergency response plans. Liz served as the President on the Board of Directors for Vancouver Operation Cooperation, a local network of security professionals promoting the safety and security of public and private interests. She participates in the City of Vancouver’s Volunteer Corps for Emergency Social Services and with Neighbourhood Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT), contributing her experience and expertise.
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Glen Cedar, CPP, PSP, PCI
Glen’s career in the Security and Enforcement industry has been built from the ground up. With work experience including Loss Prevention and Asset Protection, Corrections, and time as a civilian member of the RCMP as a Telecommunications Officer, he has progressed from entry level positions to management roles, and up to his current role as Manager, Security & Life Safety with Oxford Properties. Still holding an active Security Worker’s Licence, Glen continues to enjoy working the odd event as a security officer to stay in touch with what security officers face while performing their duties. With a desire to help others in the security industry as much as he’s been helped in the past, he hopes that his role as Treasurer for the Board will allow him to give back to an industry that he feels has given him so much.
A lifelong learner, Glen is passionate about continuous learning, both in a professional and personal capacity. Since arriving in beautiful British Columbia six years ago, he has given his professional development the attention that it deserves. He joined ASIS upon arriving in BC and wishes that he had done so sooner after seeing what it has given him. Being one of the few people who has obtained all three of the ASIS accreditations is a testament to the experiences he’s amassed over his 35+ years in the industry.
Cory Scheuer, CPP
With over 14 years of experience in law enforcement and security, Cory is a master of many disciplines. With knowledge in federal law, provincial statutes, labour law, and health and safety regulations, he is also proficient in writing standard operating procedures, security planning, security consulting, security systems, and performance audits. In his role as a Senior Account Manager with Guardteck Security, Cory deals with both regional and national security contracts. Cory is a board Certified Protection Professional.
Brian Ison, CPP, CFE
Brian’s start in security came 20 years ago with a volunteer opportunity with the Vancouver Police Department where he soon saw himself overseeing the operations of the largest community policing centre in the City of Vancouver. A career path in finance diverted to a career in risk management and he was able to apply his previous work experience in banking when he started working with the credit unions in British Columbia and Ontario, providing risk management training to staff and by evaluating and providing recommendations to credit unions with regards to physical security, fraud, theft, and compliance best practices. He has also worked as an account manager with a focus on quality assurance for national security accounts. As a Risk and Security Consultant, Brian works with clients to conduct threat risk assessments, CPTED reviews, write security plans and policies, and acts as a resource for all things related to security. He has written manuals and reference material for risk management, physical security, and business continuity which are used across Canada.
Brian has a degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and is a provincially licensed security consultant, a certified CPTED practitioner, a Certified Protection Professional, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has served on the Vancouver Board of Directors for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is the outgoing Chair of the ASIS Canadian Pacific Chapter. He currently serves as the Assistant Regional Vice President for ASIS Canada West, overseeing ASIS chapters in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the Pacific Regions.