Rylan Simpson, Ph.D. Police Officer Perception Project (POPP)






Rylan Simpson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6

rylan_simpson@sfu.ca
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Rylan Simpson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he received his B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from the University of British Columbia and his M.A. in Social Ecology from UCI. He is the lead researcher for the Police Officer Perception Project (POPP) and the recipient of the Graduate Student Future of the Field Award, Smith Pontell Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Graduate Study, Dickman Award for Dissertation Research, and Dean’s Award for Community Engagement.

Rylan has published his work in multiple academic journals (see here) and presented it for scholarly and policing audiences across the world (see here). Motivated by frontline experiences, Rylan has also participated in 750 hours of police ride-alongs.


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