A Doctor of Education graduate, Professional Studies, Western University; John is a police officer with 26 years of experience, and the current Staff Sergeant in charge of the Recruitment Section of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS). Prior to this assignment John has worked in a variety of assignments including; Domestic Violence Investigations, Youth Investigations and Diversion, Mental Health Unit, Patrol, and Adult Missing Persons. John has also participated a variety of secondments and projects on behalf of OPS working with local, national, and international partners. Since 2013, he also is an online course facilitator for Algonquin College’s Centre for Continuing and Online Learning. John’s community involvement history spans over 29 years in the areas of mental health, diversity and race relations, and children’s services, and has previously served on the Board at Crossroads Children’s Centre. In his downtime he enjoys spending time with his family.