Samuel Jingfors comes from a background in the study of criminal behaviour and has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.
Having spent the majority of his life living oversees in South and South-East Asia, Sam has a keen interest in the dynamic role that intelligence plays in the current geo-political world climate, as well as the ongoing balancing act of national security and information privacy. He secured an internship with the International Law Enforcement Agency (ILEA) and received training from the FBI in 2006.
Sam spent over five years working on the front line of the Surrey School District in their Safe Schools Department responding to emergent safety and security issues around the entire district. He also worked as an outreach worker for youth at-risk of gang involvement with the Surrey WRAP program. In this department Sam provided supplementary support to the RCMP on social media and online related files and investigations.
Sam spent a number of months in a field practice setting with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – Gang Task Force as they fulfilled their mandate of preventing, suppressing and intervening on criminal gang and organized crime activity. Sam maintains to this a day a Reliability RCMP security clearance. Along with a Sergeant of the Gang Unit, Sam coauthored a research article on Gang homicides in British Columbia from 2003-2013 that was published in the Journal of Gang Research.
Working for the organization since 2011, Sam has been a driving force in the operations of Safer Schools Together. As a supplement to Threat Assessment files and Trauma Response work, Sam collects open source intelligence and social media data for high profile school related files both in Canada and the United States. He is the lead developer and trainer of the “Digital Threat Assessment” Training day that has rolled out across North America and he manages the Safer Schools Together Social Media Team.