Rod Buckingham is the founder and president of Buckingham Security, a company that evolved from a long and distinguished career in law enforcement. “I’ve been protecting people my entire life,” Mr. Buckingham says. And, indeed, he has. Currently, in addition to his role with Buckingham Security, he serves as the Senior Security Consultant for the Canadian Football League. In his time with the CFL he has conducted extensive reviews of all nine league teams and their facilities, and then made security recommendations that are now in place. Additionally, he’s the Director of Security for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club. Before that, Mr. Buckingham was the Director of Security and Surveillance for SaskGaming. Among other things, he was in charge of corporate security and the surveillance operation, which includes the surveillance monitors and Gaming Control Officers — men and women who are designated Peace Officers by the Province of Saskatchewan. Earlier in his career, Mr. Buckingham spent 36 years in law enforcement for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Regina Police Service.
In his tenure, he served in several distinguished capacities, including Criminal Investigation Division Inspector, a role in which he was responsible for the operations of the Police Service’s 100 detectives. He has also served as a Major Crimes Supervisor and Cold Case Investigator. In 1993, he was invited to attend the Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT school — to date, he’s the only officer in the world outside LAPD to be invited. But that’s not the only honor he’s received. Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Buckingham has won numerous awards, including the Police Exemplary Service Medal of Canada and the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal.Mr. Buckingham is a graduate of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy and the Wharton Program for Security Executives at the Wharton School of Business, with further training at the Canadian Police College and Saskatchewan Police College. He lives in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.