Fiona Wilson

Fiona Wilson has been a member of the Vancouver Police Department since 1999, and is currently a Sergeant in the Major Crimes Section.  Previously, she worked as a Patrol officer in several areas, walked the beat in the Downtown Eastside, worked in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit and was an investigator in the Professional Standards Section.  While in Patrol she was both a Crisis Negotiator and a Field Trainer and also worked undercover assignments for the Vice and Drug squads.  Sergeant Wilson has recently worked with the RCMP Federal Serious Organized Crime Unit as a Team Leader in charge of an international drug investigation.  She is the author of the VPD report “Lost in Transition”, regarding a lack of capacity in the mental health system in Vancouver, which was described by one respected journalist as the “most powerful report to ever come out of the VPD.”  She has made numerous presentations on her report to a variety of audiences in Canada and Asia.  Sergeant Wilson has been awarded five VPD commendations, the 2008 Communications Award from the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, the 2008 Richard Dolman Award from the B.C. Schizophrenic Society and a Meritorious Service Award. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, as well as certificates from the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the Canadian Police College in Ottawa.   She was awarded the John Kable, QC Young Justice Professional Memorial Award in 2011.