Special Constable Chin-I Hsiang

Special Constable Chin-I Hsiang

Jail Operations, Judo, Correctional Use of Force

Areas of Expertise and Strengths

  • Judo expert and Police Judo founding member
  • extensive sports Judo background
  • use-of-force trainer in jail settings and Police Judo trainer
  • production assistant and directing abilities
  • fluent in Mandarin


Cst. Chin-I has been a Municipal Special Constable with the Vancouver City Police Department Jail since 2006. The VPD Jail is one of the busiest Remand jails in the Canada. She is also a trainer for new Special Constables and an Assistant Force Options Instructor for the VPD Force Options Training Unit.

Chin-I is the co-founder and the Head Instructor for the SFU Police Judo Junior program, the Odd Squad Police Judo Juniors, and the Odd Squad Women’s Police Judo program.  She has been involved in planning the training agenda for SFU Police Judo, SFU Youth Judo Summer Camps, Police Judo Scotland Tour (2017), Taiwan and Korea (2018), Japan (2019), as well as the annual Police Judo volunteer outreach programs in the northern Baja regions of Mexico since 2016. Chin-I also coaches and manages a small group of highly successful competitive judo students from Police Judo Juniors. Chin-I is fluent in Mandarin and has a solid understanding of police training locally, but also in Asian countries.

Chin-I has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Theatre from UBC and she is an Assistant Director of Odd Squad Productions on a number of short Public Service Ads for police agencies.