Retired Staff Sergeant, Edmonton Police Service – Hate Crime Unit

Stephen Camp retired as a staff sergeant after 30 years with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). He co-created the EPS Hate Crimes Unit and the Chief’s Advisory Committee, investigating hate crimes and hate propaganda offences and was involved in long-term hate investigations involving specialized techniques. These developments resulted in the EPS winning the International Association of Chiefs of Police Civil Rights Award. Working on his Masters in Justice Studies, he is a hate crime researcher and consultant for police, government, academia, and civil society organizations and has advocated for an amendment to the Canadian Criminal Code to include a standalone hate crime section.