Rylan Simpson, Ph.D. Police Officer Perception Project (POPP)

Rylan Simpson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6

Rylan Simpson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 2019. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he received his M.A. in Social Ecology from UCI and his B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from the University of British Columbia. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his policing scholarship and engagement with policing officials. He is also the Vice Chair for the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Experimental Criminology, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police's Research Advisory Committee, a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’s Research Advisory Committee, and a former mentor for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing’s Virtual Scholar Program.

Rylan has published his work in multiple academic journals (see here) and presented it for scholarly and policing audiences across the world (see here). Motivated by frontline experiences, Rylan has also participated in ~1,500 hours of police ride-alongs.

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