Steve Palmer, P.Eng
Steve Palmer, is a professional Engineer and the Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Public Safety and First Responders at the University of Regina where he is bringing together a critical mass of leading edge research and education to focus on the requirements of the public safety and the responder communities. Steve is also an Executive in Residence at the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance where his work will focus on building the public safety program with a focus on the Economics of Community Safety and Emerging Technologies.
He is the former Director of Science & Technology Transition for the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP), a federally-funded program, where he was responsible for the Emergency Responder Test and Evaluation Establishment in Regina and the Science and Technology Transition and Project Management offices for the program in Ottawa.
Steve was Director of the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) until the creation of the CSSP when CPRC and the other programs within Defence Research Development Canada's Centre for Security Science were combined. He worked for NRC's prestigious Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) as Director of National Initiatives prior to joining CPRC.
He graduated from the University of Waterloo's program of Systems Design Engineering, and has a Master's of Business Administration from York University. Steve volunteers as a Director for The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace and is also a dedicated member of the Women in Defence and Security's Advisory Board. He received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious CATA Alliance award for Public Sector Innovation and Leadership in Advanced Technology. In 2011 he was also recognized for Leadership that Made a Difference by the Communications Interoperability Technology Interest Group, CITIG, for his role in building and growing CITIG.