Calvin Chrustie, BA, BA (Honors), LLM is a senior critical risk advisor and consultant. He combines a background in resolving critical risk for governments, corporations and individuals. He has managed crises, security operations and complex investigations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia over the last three decades.
Calvin is a former RCMP senior operations officer and United Nations veteran. As a former Senior Ops Officer for Transnational Organized Crime within the RCMP, Calvin led complex international investigations and operations throughout the world. Calvin was also the Team Leader of Canada’s ‘International Negotiators Team’, which specialized in negotiating with terrorist and transnational organized crime networks relative to kidnaps and extortions. He has led complex negotiations, representing C-suites, corporations, governments and NGO's throughout the world, navigating armed conflict, community conflicts, terrorists, cyber and resolving hostage situations.
He is a graduate of both the FBI’s and Scotland Yard’s Hostage Negotiation Program. His experience includes working with Indigenous groups and other community groups. Calvin holds a BA in Justice and Law Enforcement, a second BA (Honors in Law) and Masters in Law – LLM, in Dispute Resolution and Negotiations. He is respected internationally in the field of conflict management and mitigation. Due to his expertise in the field of conflict management, Calvin was seconded to the Federal Government for several years to assist in managing numerous volatile disputes across Canada. This included being request to advise and consult on other international intractable conflicts. After 33 years of exemplary service, he was the recipient of the 2016 ‘International Police Award’ from the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs for his work in transnational crime and crisis responses involving terrorist kidnaps.
Due to his experience, including managing intelligence operations and leading some of Canada’s most complex transnational organized investigations, he has gleaned unique insight into the threats and risks posed to corporations, governments and individuals. In addition, his depth of experience in diverse crises and exposure to nefarious threat actors allowed Calvin to developed skills in crisis negotiations, conflict management, strategic thinking, networking, team resilience and managing complex investigations. He also possesses a significant international network of associates in the security and intelligence profession. Calvin continues to support clients worldwide, operating and residing in Vancouver.