Harpreet Jhinjar

Non-Academic Affiliate

During his 9 year career with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), Harpreet Jhinjar has received numerous awards for his work in community engagement and domestic violence. This includes the prestigious Motorola Webber Seavey Award by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Much of Jhinjar’s work has focused on sensitive topics, something demanding careful and meaningful engagement with community members. As a result, he has made significant strides in addressing public safety concerns while also facilitating discussion on sensitive topics.
Jhinjar has also worked with the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) on several important community outreach initiatives. This sparked a strong interest in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programming, something that has led to further training in this field. In 2017 Jhinjar was selected by the US Department of State for The International Visitor Leadership Program: Countering Violent Extremism and Combating Hate.
One of Jhinjar’s main areas of interest and research is the Khalistan Movement and its impact in Canada. His focus is to increase knowledge and awareness of the issue for law enforcement, and he has delivered training modules on Khalistan to agencies across the country.
Jhinjar’s current assignment is in the Resiliency Project with the EPS. He is responsible for developing CVE training for the EPS and community stakeholders. Prior to becoming a police officer, he earned Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology and Masters of Science in Criminology & Forensic Psychology from the Middlesex University, London, UK where his research focused on juvenile delinquency and modernization of prison systems in India. He is fluent in a number of languages (including Punjabi and Hindi), something which allows him to maintain his strong connections with South-East Asian communities across the country and around the world.

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