The Art of Arson Investigation – Feb 8

At February’s meeting, we have the pleasure of hosting a talk about arson given by Sgt David Christie of the Ottawa Police Service. His talk will cover:

1. Arson as defined in the Criminal Code
2. Arson solvency and why it is low
3. Arson motives with real case examples
4. Brief history of Arson investigations
5. Arson Investigations
6 Arson terminology/definitions

Come join us at 7:00 pm at the Library Archives Canada Room 156, 395 Wellington Street @ Bay.

Sgt David Christie has been a Police Officer for 22 years. After graduating from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Criminology, David joined the Vancouver Police Dept in 1990. He moved to Ottawa in 1998 and joined the Ottawa Police Service working in patrol for 2 years and as a Detective in the Sexual Assault Child Abuse unit. After being promoted to the rank of Sgt, he worked in the cellblock and supervised patrol squads before being selected to become the Sgt of the Arson unit.

Since joining the Arson unit, Sgt Christie has received training at the International Association of Arson Investigators’ annual conferences as well as at the New York State Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls NY. He is presently a Level 2 Certified Fire Investigator in the State of NY, a Nationally Certified Fire investigator with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and a Certified Fire Investigator Technician as per the International Association of Arson Investigators.