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Tim Shields
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Inspector Tim Shields, RCMP
BornToronto, Ontario
🎓 Alma mater
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
💼 Occupation
👪 RelativesMarried with 2 children

Personal life[edit]

[2] Tim Shields is an Inspector in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He is most widely known for completing over 5,000 media interviews on behalf of the RCMP for issues that include the Dawson Creek Pipeline Bombings.[3] [4] This was a series of six bombings of natural gas pipelines in northern British Columbia that took place in 2008 and 2009. He was the first RCMP member to give a public apology in relation to communications surrounding the high profile death of Robert Dziekanski [5] which was a highly controversial case that dominated Canadian news for over four years. He has served in Surrey Detachment, Kelowna Detachment, Lake Country Detachment,the E Division Strategic Communications Section[6] and the IMPACT Bait Car program. [7] Shields is currently the Assistant Operations Officer at Burnaby Detachment.[8] He is the recipient of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010[9] as well as the Queen's Royal Jubilee Medal, the St. John's Life Saving Award and Police Officer of the Year.[10] and the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Award for Meritorious Service.[11] Shields was also the Executive Producer of the award winning[12] auto theft documentary film Stolen Lives which was created by Odd Squad Productions.[13] [14]

Shields is an amateur photographer in his spare time.[15]


  1. "Governement of British Columbia - Police honour night award recipients". Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  2. "City of Burnaby Community Policing Committee Minutes May 5, 2011". City of Burnaby. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  3. "Tim Shields Biography". Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  4. "BC community fearful after new threat from purported bomber". CBC News. July 17, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  5. "RCMP Issues Apology in Dziekanski Taser Death". Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  6. "RCMP aims to build trust with new communications boss". The Vancouver Province. July 4, 2008. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  7. Lewis, Dan (November 8, 2004). "Smile, you're busted". Komo News. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  8. "Community Policing Committee Minutes May 5, 2011". City of Burnaby. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  9. "BCIT Distinguished Alumni Awards 2010". Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  10. "Insp. Tim Shields Biography". Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  11. "Government of British Columbia news release". Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  12. "NYIIFVF 2007 Awards Los Angeles September". New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  13. "Stolen Lives profiled on IMDB.com". Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  14. "Stolen Lives". Odd Squad Productions. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  15. Reid, Amy (April 14, 2012). "Billboard Banter in White Rock". The Surrey Now. Retrieved November 24, 2012.

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