MA (Crim), 1982
SFU OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT, 2011
Graham Muir has contributed to the safety and security of Canadians both at home and abroad as a 36 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His extensive operational and administrative police experience includes postings in Canada and internationally: the former Yugoslavia, Haiti, and most recently as the Canadian Police Commander in Afghanistan. He completed his early service in Surrey, British Columbia before being transferred to National Headquarters, Ottawa, where he co-authored a seminal manuscript on community policing in Canada. His wide and varied career includes key accomplishments in the fields of national security and commercial crime investigations, learning and development, and strategic policy. As Police Commissioner of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti in 2005/06, he helped to develop, train and reform the Haitian national police. In 2005 he was appointed by the Governor General to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. As the most senior Canadian police officer in Afghanistan in 2009/10, he provided technical expertise and advice to strengthen and build the capacity of the Afghan National Security Forces, consisting of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police. He returned home in 2010 and retired from the RCMP in 2011 with an illustrious and exemplary record of public service.