Brian Ison, CPP, CFE
Brian’s career in security started when he volunteered with the Vancouver Police Department and 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 when he started working with the credit unions in British Columbia and Ontario, providing risk management training and by evaluating and providing recommendations to credit unions with regards to physical security, fraud, theft, and compliance best practices. After spending some time in industrial manufacturing, he returned to the security industry and has worked as a consultant as well as a security account manager with a focus on national accounts. Brian is currently back to consulting, working with clients to write risk mitigation, business continuity, and security policies, conduct threat risk assessments and CPTED reviews, and acting as a resource for all things related to risk management.
Brian has a degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and is a licensed security consultant, a Certified Protection Professional, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
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Richard LaForge, CPP
Richard has served as the Director of Aviation Security at YVR International Airport since 2017. Prior to moving to Vancouver, he managed the security guard force contract for Securiguard with the City of Edmonton, and held a variety of roles in Oil Sands and Pipeline security. Richard is a Certified Protection Professional and leads our chapter certification review courses.
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 of 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.