Ian MacKenzie

Biographical Information:

Ian Mackenzie served in a variety of capacities as a police officer in Vancouver and Abbotsford for 32 years. He was the Chief Constable of the Abbotsford Police Department from 2001 to 2007. Upon his retirement he joined the full-time faculty at UFV, where he had been an adjunct faculty member for many years.


Publications and unpublished work: 

  • Mackenzie, I., & Plecas, D. Policing Public Order in Canada. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. Vol. 2 (1 – 2), 2001.
  • Mackenzie, I. British Columbia Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police Submission to the Policing in British Columbia Commission of Inquiry, 1993.

Research Interest:

  • Policing, more specifically: management strategies and practices; ethics; police effectiveness; operational issues; relationships between police agencies and between the police and other criminal justice and public service agencies.
  • Criminal law, especially the role of the police within criminal law and the criminal justice system.
  • Charter of Rights and Freedoms, especially its impact on police practices and effectiveness.
  • Civil liberties, especially the issue of balancing civil liberties with collective security.

Courses Taught:

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice 103
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice 151
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice 230
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice 330
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice 335


  • Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition
  • National Parole Board (part-time member)

Education and Professional Development Courses:

  • LL.M. candidate, University of British Columbia
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Session 201
  • Executive Development Course, Canadian Police College
  • Bar Admission Course, Law Society of British Columbia


  • Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces

Contact Information:

Ian MacKenzie  
Phone Number: 604-504-7441 (4327)
Office Number: A202A
Email: ian.mackenzie@ufv.ca
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