Dr. Matt Logan
sPEAKER: Dr. Matt Logan
Dr. Matt Logan completed his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia while he was an active police officer. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 28 years serving in five communities within British Columbia and a tour of duty in Ottawa and at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. Matt was working as a Psychologist with Correctional Services Canada (CSC) from May, 1999 to November, 2001 where he did Psychological Risk Assessments and worked in therapy with sex offenders. Dr. Logan retired from the RCMP in 2009 and has joined Dr. Robert Hare and Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole (FBI ret.) in forming HALO, to provide forensic behavioural consultation and training for law enforcement and criminal justice officials.
As the first Operational Psychologist in Major Crime, S/Sgt (ret.) Logan has been involved as a consultant to Serious Crime Sections, Undercover Unit, Interview Team, Child Exploitation, and Crisis Negotiation Teams. Psychological Risk and Threat Assessments are still provided on suspects in serious crime investigations and Expert Evidence is given in Court on violent and deviant sexual behaviour. An FBI trained hostage negotiator, Dr. Logan is a conference speaker and facilitator specializing in, Psychopathy, Risk for Violence, Sexual Predators, Conflict and Crisis Management and Trauma. He teaches regularly at police academies and has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Victoria, Trinity Western University, and BC Institute of Technology.
Dr. Logan does risk assessments and works for the courts in assessing sexually violent predator (SVP) cases worldwide. Along with Dr. Hare, he conducts PCL-R Workshops and seminars on the application of psychopathy to the criminal justice field.