Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
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Who watches the watchers? Clif Purvis does. Purvis is a lawyer and former Crown prosecutor who is the civilian director of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, or ASIRT. The organization, created in 2007, is an independent agency that investigates incidents in which the actions of a police officer cause serious injury or death. ASIRT is one of the first organizations of its kind, and police forces and agencies across the country, along with the Canadian military, have taken an interest in what it does and how it does it.