Sept 2015 - Monthly Meeting

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logoWhen: Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.
CGA Classroom, 55 Queen Street East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto

Speaker: Detective Douglas J. Bedford, York Regional Police, Organized Crime Bureau – Synthetic Drug Team

Detective Doug BEDFORD# 964

Is an 18 year member of York Regional Police at rank of Detective and assigned to the Organized Crime Section, Drugs and Vice Unit, Synthetic Drug Team. Alumni of the Hold Up Squad where he investigated retail, financial, home invasion robberies, and carjackings. He has been the lead investigator on two projects involving South American Organized Crime groups that have targeted the jewellery industry, and assisted other investigations involving South American Organized Crime across Canada.

Detective Bedford and his team and were the recipients of the 1st Annual Jewellers Vigilance Canada, Law Enforcement award of Merit, for the arrest and ongoing prosecution of South American suspects in relation to home invasion robbery in the city of Vaughan in May of 2010.

He sits on the Jewellers Vigilance Canada Board of Directors as a Law Enforcement advisor.

Guest Lecturer on South American Organized Crime and Robbery Awareness that target travelling jewellery wholesalers and retailers:

RCMP Headquarters Custom and Excise March 2011

COCPA (Central Ontario Crime Prevention Association) April 2011

Western Canadian Robbery Conference (Edmonton Alberta) May 2011

Canadian Police College Organized Crime Course May 2012

Jewellers Vigilance Canada (Cardinal Watch Company) May 2012

Eastern Canadian Robbery Conference (Richmond Hill) 2012

Canadian Jewellers Expo’s (Toronto, Edmonton) 2013

Guest appearance:

Global Television 16X9 Investigative Report – Diamond heist January 2013

Detective Bedford, a member of the York Regional Police, Organized Crime Bureau and Synthetic Drug Team will be our guest speaker for our first member meeting this Fall. He has given many presentations and will be a must hear speaker for our members. 

Please join other members for coffee and networking at 7pm, meet our new CGA office Administrator, JoAnne Larmond, and hear Detective Bedford's presentation starting at 7:30 pm