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Fred Dehmel, Owner and President
Fred Dehmel has a prestigious and extensive background in workplace consulting and background screening. After serving 25 years with the Military Police investigations, Mr. Dehmel retired from police investigations and founded CSI Inc. Over twenty years later CSI continues to be a leader in the screening industry. Mr. Dehmel is a highly decorated and respected investigator. He commanded major crime investigative units in Canada and abroad. He liaised closely with local law enforcement, RCMP, Interpol, International Investigative Units, and participated in United Nations Missions. The skills, qualifications, and expertise gained from his 25 years of policing are a perfect complement to the Background Screening Industry. This first-hand understanding of law enforcement allows CSI the capacity to counsel and advise our clients and to assist them in interpreting their background screening results.
Trish Dehmel, Owner and Managing Director
Trish Dehmel has a lengthy and distinguished career as a law enforcement officer specializing in security and harassment investigations. As a Military Police Officer, Ms. Dehmel was a security specialist, investigating security breaches and incidents within the Canadian Military. Upon co-founding CSI Inc. in 1995, Ms. Dehmel was invited to become a member of the Council of International Investigators. During her membership, Ms. Dehmel established and developed contacts in law enforcement and security throughout the world. Her international contacts have been an invaluable resource in conducting criminal record checks, reference checks, education verifications, civil litigation searches, and obtaining financial information from across the globe.
Leanne Pickrem, Office Manager
Leanne Pickrem has been with CSI for almost 10 years, working her way up from Screening Analyst to Supervisor to Office Manager. Leanne is highly skilled in background screening and fingerprinting. She is highly respected by our employees, clients, vendors and applicants. She is always ready to help and take the time necessary to ensure our clients get the most accurate information available. Leanne enjoys speaking with and helping our clients pick the services they require to make their critical decisions. She has established numerous national and international contacts in the industry.
CSI staff remain up-to-date with current practices, procedures, Human Rights legislation, as well as other legal issues through trade periodicals, NAPBS (National Association of Professional Background Screeners) newsletters, and Human Resource Association notices and newsletters, etc. CSI also researches relevant topics, changes within the industry, best practices, processes and procedures, as well as, national and local press releases. This information is passed onto our staff through meetings, internal communication, and the development of internal documents. The first-hand experience of the CSI owners greatly benefits CSI employees. Through in-house training, and regular monthly meetings, the owners provide in depth professional development on a wide range of industry topics. They are always available to explain the intricacies of the screening industry. Our goal is to remain informed, and to pass that information onto our clients. We accomplish this through open communication, newsletters and special notices.
CSI is accredited by the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). CCRTIS has partnered with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), Canadian Industrial Security Directorate, to develop a process for accrediting private companies who perform background and criminal checks.
Accreditation is a process whereby the business and the individuals in that business who handle sensitive or private information are screened to ensure the safety of the public. These background checks include criminal history, credit checks and address history screening for individuals. In addition, the organization and its directors, officers and controlling shareholders are reviewed in detail. The physical business also undergoes a security audit to ensure appropriate document and information handling procedures are in place. CSI has been accredited by CCRTIS and will continue to undergo periodic compliance reviews by CCRTIS and PWGSC.