Carl McDiarmid

Law Enforcement and CBRNE SME

Professional Summary

Mr. Carl McDiarmid (Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] Retired Staff Sergeant) is an internationally accepted expert in training, tools and techniques for the police and first responder response to CBRNE terrorism. He was a member of the RCMP’s National CBRNE Response Team for 16 years (1995 to 2010), of which he was the Forensic Identification Coordinator for eight years. He was an Operations Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympics Games and was an Operations NCO for the 2010 Toronto G20. Following retirement, he was a contract employee for 26 months for the RCMP CBRNE Operations and the National CBRNE Response Team and was responsible for various CBRNE related training and exercise development for the National CBRNE Response Team. Additionally, under the DFAIT Global Partnership Program (GPP) / RCMP CBRNE Operations agreement, he was the coordinator for the CBRNE International Training Initiative.

Mr. McDiarmid has worked on numerous INTERPOL course/exercise development and delivery teams, as the Canadian CBRNE SME representative. Mr. McDiarmid has also provided CBRNE SME support to several Government of Canada missions and meetings, including a CBRNE support role for a DFAIT Mission to Turkey and further provided CBRNE SME support for DFAIT during their presentation of the Canadian CBRNE Training Contributions under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 at the Summit for the Andean Region States held in Bogota, Colombia. He has worked with INTERPOL in CBRNE training and program development/delivery for numerous INTERPOL member countries. Following the conclusion of his contract with the RCMP, he worked for Public Safety Canada’s Emergency Management and Planning as a CBRNE Senior Program Officer. In this position, he provided the law enforcement linkage for CBRNE related programs and projects within Public Safety.

As an exercise manager for ISR, Mr. McDiarmid led the development and delivery of the largest international CBRNE counter terrorism exercise in the world, CAPEX 2015. This exercise was a joint program between Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and involved five days of live field play involving biological, chemical, radiological and explosive threats. Each of the countries’ national level CBRNE response teams responded to the same four scenarios on different days and their performance was compared.