Ben Jenkins joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1967 from his hometown of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Mr. Jenkins was stationed in Ontario for his entire career. His tenure as Detachment Commander and being in charge of investigative units built a wealth of investigative experience on which to draw. He retired in 1991 after twenty five years of service. In 1991, Mr. Jenkins started his own company, Jenkins Drug Awareness Strategies Inc, and began assisting companies to solve substance abuse issues at the workplace. The focus of this company is to establish policy, train supervisors and educate employees on the topic of workplace substance abuse. In 1994, Mr. Jenkins was requested by the United Nations to assist them in their efforts to co-ordinate Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in the field of substance abuse. He is a founding member and is on the board of directors of the Drug Prevention Network of the Americas (DPNA). In 1997, with a partner, he started a private investigation firm in Ontario and opened the Halifax office in 1999. In 2003 Mr. Jenkins separated from his business partner and now heads up Jenkins Group which is based in Halifax, NS. The focus of this company is to provide full private investigation and security consulting services. The Jenkins Group website, located at www.JenkinsGroup.ca provides a complete description of the company and its offerings. Jenkins Group is based in the Maritimes but does work globally through a well established national and international network. In 2006 he was one of the founding members of the Drug Prevention Network of Canada which is modeled after DPNA. The DPNC website is located at www.dpnoc.ca.