Chrustie BA, BA (honours), LLM
Calvin is a former RCMP Supt and OIC of the Greater Vancouver Major Projects Section until his retirement in 2018. The unit was within the Federal and Serious Crime Branch and the mandate was to target transnational organized crime (TOC) networks threatening Canada. The activities involved money laundering, drug trafficking, counterproliferation, etc. Specific focus was on the cartels, Iranian and Chinese transnational crime networks. He focused his work with Vancouver Police, CBSA, US Border, DEA, HSI, and AFP. He was the Operations Officer between 2010-2012 for the Integrated Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering Section and from 2007 – 2010 the Operations Officer for Criminal Intelligence in BC. His visibility on TOC was unique and unprecedented in TOC due to his oversight of national and international investigations, HUMINT and most importantly, SIGINT. He was the first Canadian police officer invited into the international AGEO’s Working Group, a group focused on covert money operations.
He has served in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and throughout the Americas. He was also a member of the National Money Laundering Working Group, The Transnational Organized Crime Working Group, and the National Cartel Working Group, including at one point, the National Operations Officer for Cartel Operations in Canada. He has overseen over a hundred money laundering and transnational organized crime operations internationally, including the conception and post arrests of EPIRATE (until it was turned over for forensic analysis and court preparation). Calvin was also the Team Leader during this period of Canada’s Terrorist Negotiation Team. Due to Calvin’s work in this area, he was awarded, by the Association of Canadian Chiefs of Police, Canada’s first International Police Person of the year in 2016.
Calvin has been in the private sector since 2018 and consults in critical risks issues with InterVentis Global Group. His work included working with the Provincial Probe in Real Estate and was a witness in the Casino Probe. He also lectures at various universities in BC and internationally in the field of TOC and other criminal matters. Due to his insight and frank presentations, he is often requested to speak at national conferences and to Fortune 500 Companies on the risk of Transnational OC to the business community and our nation.