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Jim Van Allen

Certified Criminal Profiler/ Threat Assessment Specialist

Jim Van Allen is a certified criminal profiler, and Threat and Risk Assessment Consultant. Jim currently resides in British Columbia and assists ISN clients as part of a nation-wide network of experienced investigators and specialists.

Jim has considerable investigative and behavioural analysis experience, in crime scene analysis, anonymous offender profiling, dealing with problematic personalities, interview preparation and support, statement validity analysis, and threat and risk assessment, and risk management investigations. Jim retired from the Ontario Provincial Police, Investigation Support, Behavioural Sciences Section, Criminal Profiling Unit in 2010, and continues to provide services of a behavioural nature to private sector clients.

Jim assists the ISN Team with cold or historic case reviews, and a wide range of menacing incidents including threatening, cyber-threatening and harassment, stalking or other persistent, fixated, or predatory conduct, workplace violence, domestic violence, and extortion cases involving a client’s staff, family, or prominent individuals.

Jim has successfully completed numerous senior and advanced criminal investigative techniques and behavioural analysis training across North America. Jim is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia.

Jim has lectured extensively in the Ontario Police Training System, and at Colleges and University degree programs, and professional symposiums, conferences, and workshops internationally. Jim has provided training to federal police agencies in The Netherlands, Belgium, and South Africa. Jim has testified as an expert in most levels of the Ontario Court of Justice regarding behavioural analysis.

Jim received a Commissioner’s Commendation for his role in an investigation of the murder of a fellow police officer and was invested into The Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada in 2010.

Jim assists management teams, legal advisors, human resources, labour relations, and health and safety specialists to make strategic decisions with his considered and experienced insights into problematic personality traits or ambiguous features of mental disorders. Jim helps clients understand why the behaviour is happening, what the appropriate response is, what can be anticipated, and what should be done to manage future risk. Jim and the ISN Team help clients take back control of problematic or worrisome situations.