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Kash Heed

B.C. MLA, Former Police Chief, SFU Adjunct Professor

Kash Heed began his public service 34 years ago with the Vancouver Police Department where he moved through the ranks rapidly before leaving the Department to take a position as the Chief Constable for the West Vancouver Police Department. During his time in policing, he was instrumental in transitioning law enforcement in the Vancouver area from traditional responses to contemporary approaches. He pioneered initiatives aimed at crime reduction and prevention as well as greater community and police engagement. He held high profile commands in the fields of Drug and Gang Enforcement. In 2009, he was elected to the BC Legislative Assembly representing Vancouver-Fraserview. He served as the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General until April 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and a published author.