Ryan Prox is in Charge of the Crime Analytics Advisory & Development Unit that pioneers and implements analytic programs and technology for the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). He has developed a critical infrastructure analysis system for the province of British Columbia and oversaw the VPD’s analytic contribution to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Ryan is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, Criminology Department, where he instructs on police studies, with a research focus on police resource efficiency.
Ryan has over twenty years’ experience in analysis relating to foreign intelligence, counter-terrorism and organized crime, with a specialization in Eastern European Organized Crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs and violent serial offenders. Ryan’s expertise has been sought by agencies around the world and he has presented as a keynote speaker for numerous international conferences on (inter)national security, policing and analysis. He recently presented at the National Security Summit in San Diego -August 2017, The Next Generation of Community Policing Conference in Heraklion, Crete – October 2017, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Vancouver – February 2018, and the Serious & Organized Crime Conference in London, UK – May 2018. Ryan is currently a member of the European Commission (EC), Advisory Committee on the Next Generation Community Policing Project INSPEC2T and he is a senior trainer and advisor to the International Criminal Court, Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) in The Hague.
Ryan has given training to law enforcement and intelligence services around the world. In 2014, for example, he worked as a senior trainer with the Palestinian Civil Police as part of a capacity-building mission in Palestine. Last fall Ryan was in The Hague, instructing the Dutch Gendarmerie, Royal Marechaussee and the Belgian Federal police in intelligence tradecraft.
In 2010, he was the recipient of the IALEIA Award of Excellence and in 2011 received the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement. The analytical programs Ryan has developed and implemented have also been recognized with the ESRI Innovation in the field of Geographic Information Systems Award.