Inspector, Vancouver Police Department
Jess Ram is in his 33rd year with the VPD and is currently an Inspector assigned to the Duty Officer role.
Besides his various leadership roles, he is also a Canadian Police College certified Critical Incident Commander and has been the past Bureau Director of the Criminal Intelligence Service of BC and the Yukon. Jess was a member of the Board of Governors of the Justice Institute for three years.
He is the first Canadian graduate of the West Point Leadership Program based out of the Los Angeles Police Department. Jess has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology as well as a Bachelor Degree in Commerce, both from UBC. He has been a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association for 15 years and is now certified as a Canadian Certified Counsellor and is in Private Counselling Practice.
He was also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) in 2015 by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is an approved Instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
Jess has lectured across Canada in the area of CISM and was also part of the team VPD team that responded for the NYPD after the events of 9-11. Jess has over 25 years of CISM experience, including being in charge of the VPD CISM Team. He has also taught for the LAPD in their management program and worked for the Boston Police in their middle management selection process.
He has been a faculty member in the School of Business at BCIT for over 25 years.