In 1989, Baltej Dhillon was offered a job with the RCMP, on condition that he remove his turban, cut his hair, and shave his beard. He challenged the RCMP for the right to wear a turban — and won. His intelligent, articulate tenacity earned him peer recognition—he had an illustrious career with the RCMP, contributing to investigations into the 1985 Air India bombing and serial killer Robert Pickton. Alongside his passion for professionalism in governance, having graduated with a C.Dir, he’s currently deeply engaged with programs that target, investigate, prosecute, disrupt, and dismantle organized crime groups that pose the highest risk to public safety due to their involvement in gang violence. Most recently, he has begun work on a book to share his insights.