New Westminster – On November 19, Transit Police Constable Martin Hurst received the Meritorious Service Award from the Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable Judith Guichon, at the Police Honours Night ceremonies at Government House in Victoria.
Cst. Hurst has displayed ongoing dedication, initiative and expertise in social media investigations and internet open source intelligence which has changed the way many police services in Canada investigate a wide variety of crimes. He is an instructor of computer-based investigation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia and British Columbia Institute of Technology. Cst. Hurst is also an internationally-recognized speaker and instructor in the field of open-source intelligence.
Cst. Hurst has been a Transit Police Officer for six years. He is a past recipient of the Deputy Chief Officer’s Commendation, Inspector’s Commendation, and Chief Officer’s Unit Citation. He is currently on assignment to the integrated Real Time Intelligence Centre of B.C.
Police Honours Night recognizes members of independent municipal police forces, the RCMP, and First Nations and Transit Police services who have acted in an exemplary manner. Representatives from the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police and the ministry’s Police Services Division comprise a committee that selected the recipients.