Insp. Jenn Keyes

Police Training, Criminal Law, Court Procedures, Use of Force Legalities

Areas of Expertise and Strengths

  • extensive knowledge of criminal law and Police Union matters
  • teaching and street policing experience
  • legalities of drug prosecutions and defense

Bio

Insp. Jenn Keyes works at a major metropolitan police department in British Columbia. Jenn has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (UBC) and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (UBC). Prior to policing Jenn was a Federal Crown Prosecutor conducting drug trials, preliminary hearings and bail reviews.  

In policing, Jenn has a varied career working on the street as a patrol constable, and a Crisis Negotiator. She later moved into the Training Section as sergeant specializing in legal matters. Jenn was elected and served for 10 years as a Police Union Director and intricately understands the dynamics of police union issues. 

Jenn has developed an expertise in legal proceedings related to policing, courtroom processes and dynamics, legal hearings, trial preparation, including defense and prosecution perspectives in the adversarial arena of the courtroom. She has taught law at the Justice Institute of BC for eight years.

Jenn has been awarded the Chief Constable’s Commendation and a Chief Constable Unit Citation for her legal training work as well as the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. 

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