Sgt. Raj Jaswal

Vancouver Police Department

About Raj Jaswal

Sergeant Raj Jaswal has worked within the criminal justice system for over 15 years in a frontline, investigative and administrative capacity as a member of a municipal police department. Raj has excelled in pro-active intelligence gathering along with gang enforcement, intervention and suppression.

In 2023, Raj was recognized for his strong leadership abilities by the International Association of Chiefs of Police as one of the top 40 under 40 police officers internationally. Raj has been the recipient of a numerous recognitions for his work around organized crime and his commitment to community service.

In 2014, Raj recognized for his work with a Deputy Chief Constables commendation for developing strategies to curb gang violence. In 2021, he was recognized for his superior accomplishments in gang investigations by the National Gang Crime Research Center in Chicago, Illinois with the Frederick Milton Thrasher Award. In 2022, he was recognized for demonstrating outstanding professionalism and profound dedication to the safety of the communities he serves by the Ontario Gang Investigators Association with the Jim Aspiotis Memorial Award.

Raj has a genuine passion for combining his practical experiences with his educational training. Raj serves as a board member for the Ontario Gang Investigators Association (ONGIA). Further, Raj provides education on gang prevention/intervention as a guest lecturer for post-secondary criminology departments.

Presentation w/Jessy Johal | Gang Behavioural Analysis through a Digital Lens

This presentation will provide a basic introduction to analyzing gang associated behaviour through a digital social media lens. Training topics include identifying social media platforms and assessing behavioural baselines for gang activity & grooming. The training will high-light several case studies that include early identification of Worrisome Online Behavior™ (WOB) & bring together a youth prevention lens that includes newcomers.