Ret. Cst. Doug Spencer

Constable Doug Spencer spent 31 years with the VPD working in the Gang Crime Unit and the Youth Squad before joining Transit Police where he currently monitors and identifies at-risk and gang involved youth.  In 2007, Doug joined the Odd Squad Productions Society.  Through his work with OSP, Doug co-created a presentation called ‘The Truth About Gangs”.  Doug is a court recognized expert on gangs in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario where he has testified over 150 times.  He is a much sought after source of information to law enforcement agencies across Canada and the western United States.

Doug is a third generation Vancouver Police Officer following in his father and grand fathers footsteps.  In 2008, Doug received the Police Officer of the Year Award in recognition for all his efforts and great contributions to the youth community.