Before joining the RCMP Doug Ross worked with both the Regular and Reserve components of the Canadian Forces Military Police. After serving three years at the Canadian Forces School of Intelligence and Security, he joined the RCMP in 1993. Between 1993 and 2000 he served in a number of operational units in both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland performing a number of roles including Operations Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and Detachment Commander. Between 2000 and 2005, Doug worked in the RCMP Corporate Management Branch and was responsible for Planning and Client Services for the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Doug was commissioned to the rank of Inspector in 2010 as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the RCMP Senior Executive Committee (SEC) Secretariat. In 2012, he was seconded to the European Union Police Mission (EUPOL) in Afghanistan as the Deputy Head of Field Operations. During this period he was also the National Contingent Leader for the Canadian police officers working with the EU in Afghanistan.
Since December 2013, Doug has been working as a senior manager within the RCMP Technical Operations Directorate managing a number of programs and areas that fall under the Technical Investigation Services Branch. In addition to being the National Program Manager for the RCMP Technological Crime Program, he manages an area referred to as the Technical Analysis Section (TAS). TAS is composed of four distinct areas: Technical Analysis Team (TAT); Audio and Video Analysis Unit (AVAU); Counter Technical Intrusion (CTI); and, Intake and Coordination Unit. TAS provides specialized technical support services for all law enforcement across Canada. Doug is also currently responsible for the management and coordination of the RCMP’s national operational response to cybercrime, including international investigations/assistance.
Doug is currently the RCMP Representative on the G7 Roma Lyon Group (RLG) High-Tech Crime Sub-Group (HTCSG).