Keiron McConnell (VC'86)

Dr. Keiron McConnell holds a Bachelor of General Studies Degree from the Open University of British Columbia, a Masters of Science Degree in Policing and Public Order Studies from the University of Leicester, a Diploma in Police Leadership from Dalhousie University and a Certificate in Public Sector Leadership from Royal Roads University. This academic achievement combined with 22 years of operational experience with a large Criminal Justice Agency provides a solid background for developing and teaching participants interested in Justice Studies. In addition, Keiron has worked for several other agencies in providing consulting services. These have included the Royal Saudi Arabian Police, Peoples Republic of China Police, British Superintendents Association, British Columbia Sheriffs, British Columbia Conservation Officers, and Simon Fraser University.

Keiron instructed at the Justice Institute of British Columbia Police Academy for 3 years in Professional Patrol Tactics and continues as a guest lecturer. In addition, he is a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Royal Roads University and at Douglas College in the Criminology Program. Furthermore as a regular guest instructor of Simon Fraser University policing program, Keiron has an up to date understanding of current policing trends.

Keiron is the President of KMc Training Corp which provided increment course training to police officers.

Moreover, Keiron is a regular presenter on the topic of Bar Watch as a gang prevention, intervention, suppression program. He has presented to many police agencies, community groups and government across British Columbia and Canada.

Research interests include public disorder, gang prevention and intervention, routine activity theory, and police subculture theory.

Keiron is currently a Doctorate Candidate at the London Metropolitan University in London, England.