CFSEU-BC COMMUNITY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
REDEFINING GANG PREVENTION, EDUCATION, AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
A pillar of effective policing and community safety is strong prevention, education, and public engagement. The CFSEU-BC continually seeks to foster and promote conversations about gangs. Whether it is through traditional media releases or by engaging people on Social Media, these conversations are critical to educating people about gangs and informing the public what the CFSEU-BC is doing in communities across British Columbia.
CFSEU-BC’S MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICER
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia would like to introduce Constable Jordan McLellan as the organization’s Community Engagement and Media Relations Officer.
Cst. McLellan has worked for the CFSEU-BC for the past five years in a number of capacities. He was part of an Investigative Team working to combat organized crime, gang violence, and international drug trafficking. As an investigator with the CFSEU-BC, Cst. McLellan has been involved in some high- profile cases including a cross-border cocaine trafficking operation and an international methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy involving Australia authorities, the DEA, and the CFSEU-BC. He then moved on to a position with the Uniform Gang Enforcement Team that put him on the frontlines of gang violence. His experience working on investigative teams and uniform policing within the CFSEU-BC will be an asset in his new role of Community Engagement and Media RelationsOfficer. Cst. McLellan’s inherent knowledge of the CFSEU-BC and of gangs in the province will enable him to have the tools necessary to be a resource to both media and the community.
EDUCATING YOUTH, PARENTS, TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS
The CFSEU-BC’s Community & Public Affairs team uses traditional media, social media, and a variety of mediums to reach out to people in all corners of the community including teenagers, young adults, men, women, at-risk youth, parents, teachers, police, front line workers, and policy makers. From the End Gang Life initiative website, to Twitter and Facebook, engaging the public in conversation about gangs and gang violence is extremely important…no matter how it is done.
Officers like Cst. McLellan have delivered workshops and presentations to thousands of high school students, parents, teachers, youth at-risk, community groups, and training for police officers across the province and beyond.