Doug retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2018 after 36 years of service. During his career in law enforcement, he saw duties in both municipal and rural policing, and as a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist.
He was the team supervisor for the Forensic Collision Reconstruction unit in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was while in this role that the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) was used to document collision and crime scenes. As a certified RPAS pilot he has flown over 450 successful missions and logged over 70 hours of flight time. He was credited with being the first RPAS pilot in the world to successfully use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in a search and rescue situation to locate an injured person from a traffic collision.
Doug is an active member of the Hub City Radio Controlled Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he flies both rotary and fixed wing model aircraft.