British Columbia Division
Commissionaires British Columbia (CBC) is a member division of Commissionaires, Canada's premier security services provider. We serve the mainland of BC, including the southern interior and northern communities, with a network of six local offices and over 1600 well trained, dedicated employees. CBC utilizes our deeply rooted knowledge of the communities we serve to provide each client with highly effective security solutions. We provide guarding and related security services to our many high profile, diverse clients, such as ports, airports, courthouses and state of the art commercial facilities. We also offer enforcement services to RCMP and municipalities throughout the province, as well as identification and training to government, corporate clients and individuals. Drawing on more than 80 years experience protecting Canadians and their property, our unique combination of knowledge and integrity has made us the region's most trusted security partner.
Commissionaires BC Offices
Dan Popowich, CPP
CEO, Commissionaires BC
As Commissionaires BC's CEO, Dan Popowich brings a blend of law enforcement, security expertise and entrepreneurial spirit.
Dan joined the RCMP in 1972. After seven formative years working as a constable in the Vancouver Lower Mainland, he founded his own security company. Under his leadership and direction, the operation became the largest security enterprise in Calgary with revenues exceeding $12 million. In 1999, the company was sold to a leading American security company and Dan remained to support the transition as Vice President of Western Canada, overseeing a staff of 800 guards. In 2002, Dan entered the international arena where he lent his security expertise to Canadian Nexen, a global energy provider with significant operations in the Republic of Yemen. He travelled throughout the country devising and testing maritime and overland evacuation plans through Djibouti, due to the political instability of the region. During this time, al-Qaeda made a terrorist strike against the French registered MV Limburg, a 157,000 ton crude oil tanker. Dan was responsible for mobilizing marine forces in response.
In 2005, Dan joined BC Hydro as Chief Security Officer where he was tasked with spearheading the development of a fully integrated security program for over 400 facilities and providing critical infrastructure protection. He successfully won executive approval to implement a five year $40M anti-terrorism plan and three year $12M property and building security plan. In 2006, Dan travelled to Torino, Italy, to study and assess the security in place during the Olympic and Paralympics. Together with his expertise and experience, this deeper understanding ensured his contribution to the critical infrastructure protection measures instituted at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver met current standards of security excellence. Prior to joining Commissionaires BC, he acted as Director of Major Accounts in Western Canada for a large International security provider.
Dan continues his professional development as a long time and active participant in American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International. A Certified Protection Professional since 1985, he is currently the Chairman of the Canadian Pacific Chapter.