ASIS Chapter 156

Edmonton/Northern Alberta

Since 1983

Welcome to the Edmonton & Northern Alberta Chapter of ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security). This website serves as a resource for Security Professionals in and around Edmonton and Northern Alberta.

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November Virtual Event

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

11:30AM (Mountain) - Meet & Greet - 12:00 NOON: Learning Session

Edmonton Folk Music Festival Presentation

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is an iconic Edmonton event that has been running for over 40 years. The four (4) day festival hosts over 100,000 patrons, volunteers, staff and musicians in Gallagher Park. While the Festival itself is only four days, the construction (set up & tear down) phase is approximately eight weeks, with over 200 volunteers working on the site and over 2,300 throughout the Festival.

Geoff Frisby, the Production Manager, will provide an overview of the festival operation, including the setup/tear down construction and the Festival weekend. In addition, he will go into the security of both the construction site and the Festival.


Geoff retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2001 after 27 years’ service which included Uniform (General Duties), Drug Enforcement and Witness Protection. After his retirement, Geoff coordinated the New Identities for Victims of Abuse (NIVA) program for Children Services of the Alberta Government. The mandate of the NIVA program was to assist those who were in life threatening domestic abuse situations.

Starting in 2003, Geoff began operating a Security Consulting and Training firm, LCR Consulting Ltd. Geoff has extensive experience in security management, including security / threat / vulnerability assessments. He has instructed on security management and investigative topics at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension as well as MacEwan University. In addition to this, Geoff also provides assessments and training in conflict management and violent behaviour assessment.

Geoff has conducted Risk Assessments and Threat Analysis, provided recommendations for loss prevention and reduction, developed Policies, Procedures, and Security Master Plans for Physical Protection Systems

Geoff is a member of Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (CATAP) and holds the position of Treasurer on the Executive.

Geoff holds the following designations from ASIS International:

Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation in 2003

Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) designation in 2006.

In October 2013, Geoff received the Ron Minion Canadian Security Pioneer Award from ASIS International, Canada in recognition for his dedication and contribution to the advancement of security in Canada.

In 2018 Geoff retired from the security industry; however, he took over the Production Manager’s position with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Geoff oversee the construction of the Festival as well and the security and emergency management. Geoff has also had a passion for music, so this has been a great “retirement” gig.

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