Doug Deacon began his law enforcement career with the RCMP in 1972 where he worked in General Duties for 18 months, moving onto to the major crime section, investigating break and enters, morality offences, sexual assaults, gambling, robbery and homicide divisions. Doug made the shift to uniformed police work with the New Westminster Police Force in 1983, climbing the rank to Sergeant in-charge of the Major Crime Section. Possessing a unique expertise in dog training, Doug played a key role in developing the New Westminster and Saanich Police’s Canine sections, acting as the Unit Trainer. After winning a number of awards throughout his impressive career, including the Inspector Commendation Award for the Development of the Canine Unit, Doug retired from policing in 2006 and joined Lanki Investigations as Director of Investigations in January 2010. His distinctive perspective has been instrumental in developing the company’s investigative strategies and presenting findings in a manner tailored to the client’s specific needs.
Doug has received extensive RCMP and police investigations training with a focus on major case management, interviewing techniques, for both witness and accused, along with gambling and other investigations. He has been recognized as an expert witness for his work as a dog trainer in Civil Court in Kelowna, BC and in Criminal Court in New Westminster, BC. Doug has a passion and deep respect for canine training and is heavily involved in “Schutzhund,” a specialized and demanding dog discipline involving tracking, obedience and protection. Doug currently possesses a license from Germany that takes him around the world judging this specialized sport.
Doug is also an avid hockey enthusiast and has been involved with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni Association since 1977, helping to raise funds for minor hockey leagues throughout BC.