Glenn Allan, Correctional Officer (Law Enforcement) Canada
The Advocate with Glenn Allan
June 2013 – Present (6 months)|CABLE 14 – Hamilton, ON – The Advocate with Glenn Allan is a television program that airs Friday at 10:00pm and Monday at 8:30pm on CABLE 14 in Hamilton, ON. It can be seen on COGECO channel 814, ROGERS channel 214, and Source Cable channel 714. (www.cable14.com)
The Advocate is 30-minute community TV show designed to assist individuals suffering/recovering from Abuse, Addiction and Mental Illness, as well as their families, friends and peers.
Edward W. Bogats Jr., Police Chief, Law Enforcement, USA
Capt. Keith A. Cunningham CD (Ret.), Firearms
Carl Hospedales, Security & Aviation Consultant, Law Enforcement, Canada
- The Apostle
- Foreign Influence
Dr. Sean P. O’Brien, Clinical Psychologist, Law Enforcement SME, Canada
Joel Johnston, Use of Force Expert, Canada
Clare Lopez, CIA (Ret.), Security & Counter Terrorism
Linda K. Miller, Firearms
Capt. Matt Sheehy (Ret.), Aviation & Transportation Security
Stu Kellock, Advisor on Terror and Intel Gathering
“Stu” retired with thirty-two years of public service with the Toronto Police Service and continues with over thirty years full and part-time, with the Canadian Forces. He is a recognized leader with a proven track record and passion for adventure. The most decorated police officer of the Service, his dossier includes a number of “firsts.” In addition to his professional activities, he continues to serve his community in a number of leadership roles in business and volunteer capacities. A team builder, organizer, problem solver, CTV News commentator, author and teacher, he brings professionalism, objectivity and passion to any field of endeavour. Stu is the CTOA advisor on Terror and Intel gathering related matters.
Toronto Police Service
Performed many and varied functions within the organization including; general and foot patrol, tactical and public order instructor. Compiled a varied investigative expertise with Major Crime, Provincial Weapons Enforcement and Intelligence Units. Selected to investigate several major political incidents. UN Mission in Kosovo: Sept 2000 – June 2001: First Canadian Chief of the Regional Serious Crime Unit – Pristina with 45 national and international investigators operating for the first time, with executive authority under the governance of the United Nations.First international police officer seconded to New York City Police Department for a year following the terrorist attacks of 2001. Embedded with the Joint Regional Intelligence Center/Counter-Terrorism Divisions and Joint Terrorist Task Force. Was the first full-time International Police Operations Co-ordinator for the Toronto Police Service. Responsibilities included recruiting, selecting and training members to deploy on international operations, including liaison to international organizations, the RCMP and supporting the members and their families while deployed.
48th Highlanders Cadet 1975-1979 followed by the Primary Reserve. Received Queen’s Commission in 1981. Held numerous positions including: Operations Officer, Officer Commanding Military Police, Battalion Adjutant and Intelligence Officer. Commanded the first National Leadership Course for 32 Canadian Brigade Group Battle School. Was the Military Liaison and Lead Planner for the G20 meeting in Toronto as well as second in Command of LFCA CIMIC Company. Currently a Captain and the Reserve Advisor to the Canadian Army Provost Marshal at Army HQ Ottawa.Mission experience; Second in Command: Op Recuperation. (1998 Ice Storm). Operation Assurance, (Rwanda). Exercise Provost United 1999 (Multi-National training in USA) and 2000 was Officer Commanding of the Canadian Contingent. Operation Enduring Freedom (Iraq) and other classified operations in Africa, Central America, Europe and Middle East including Tactical Support Team Leader – Italy 2006.Completed a tour of duty as Officer Commanding Military Police – Kandahar, Afghanistan. Role included providing leadership and support to Battle Group operations, command of the Detention and Transfer Facility, ANP mentorship program, air and ground security, overseeing the first detainee interrogations as well as assisting in sensitive investigations.
Patrick D.R. Crandell, CD2, BA, psc, Colonel CF (Retd),Vice President, Intelligence and Security Programs, Parisien Research Corporation
Mr. Crandell has over 36 years experience in Military Intelligence and Security at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. His experience ranges from undercover drug and criminal investigations, to intelligence collection and collection management, to single and all-source intelligence analysis, to planning and doctrine development, and to project and senior management. He started the reintroduction of human intelligence(HUMINT) capabilities in the CF and was responsible for the improvement in CF HUMINT collection and reporting. He has extensive inter-departmental/inter- agency and international experience. After retirement, he was a member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group to the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence.
Noteworthy appointments included: Brigade and Command G2/Task Force J2; the OIC of Strategic Imagery Exploitation; Deputy Director of the ISX Major Crown Project; Intelligence Branch Advisor; Director of CF Intelligence Operations (1996-2001), and Acting Director General Intelligence for extended periods (1998-2000). Overseas assignments included: G2 Canadian Contingent UNEF II, Canadian Defence Attaché
(CDA) to the Former Republic of Yugoslavia during the civil war and CDA to Indonesia,Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, and East Timor post-9/11. In the latter capacity, he focused on terrorist groups operating in SE Asia and force protection for CF assetstransiting SE Asia.
As the VP C4ISR Exploitation Solutions with ING Engineering Inc his experience included consulting, strategic visioning, conceptual and process integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) into the exploration, incident management, and security operationsof an multi-national mining company, and the co-development of specialized UAV Mission Commander and Sensor Operator training. Mr Crandell also led the introduction of Bluefin Robotics Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) into the Canadian market.
As the VP Intelligence and Security Programs for PRC, he functions as the de facto Chief Operating Officer as well as the Program Manager for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and the subject matter expert for specialized Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism training.
Jim McLean, Emergency Measures and Public Order Specialist
Jim retired in 2008 after 35 years in law enforcement with the Toronto Police Service, holding the rank of Sergeant. Throughout his career, Jim worked in a variety of police functions, including uniform patrol, area foot patrol, criminal investigation branch (detective office, youth bureau, major crime unit), Public Order Unit and Toronto Police College. During his tenure in the youth bureau, Jim specialized as a child sexual abuse investigator. He was the sergeant in charge of the Area Foot Patrol and detective in charge of the Major Crime Unit, both in 32 Division.
A member of the Public Order Unit since its inception in 1988, Jim became an instructor in public order/crowd management techniques. Drawing on his extensive crowd management experience and expertise, he has trained police services and agencies across Canada.
He was the lead Toronto Police instructor delivering incident management training to the Toronto Police Service and, through the emergency management program of the Toronto Office of Emergency Management to various city departments and agencies. He is a provincially certified Basic Emergency Management and IMS 200, instructor. He was a member of the steering committee for the Ontario Incident Management System (IMS 100) program.
He was an instructor at the Toronto Police Charles O. Bick police college, in both the Use of Force and Tactical Training sections and is a provincially certified use of force instructor. He has lectured to community groups on police use of force.
Since 2013 he has been an instructor with International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), teaching this international assessment system for pre-hospital care to first responders, paramedics, students, nurses and doctors.
Jim has, and is currently, traveling across the Nunavut Territory delivering a basic emergency management program to communities. He also delivers Incident Management (IMS) and Emergency Management programs, as well as conducting threat and risk assessments for the public and private sector.
Derek O’Rourke, former member of the Irish Defence Forces
Corporation, independent security consultant
Derek is a former member of the Irish Defence Forces with over 25 Years of experience in Security and Anti-Terrorism strategy. After several years as an independent security consultant, he joined the National Ambulance Service of Ireland where he served for 12 years as a Paramedic Supervisor, all the while working in a part-time capacity in high profile security and risk management positions for various corporate and financial bodies.
In 2010 he founded a representative body for statutory Ambulance personnel and was the Chairman of www.nasra.ie a position he held for 18 months before he resigned from both the Ambulance Service and NASRA to take up a managerial position with a private security company in Dublin. In 2015 he was asked to join another private security company and spearhead their operations in North America, leaving Ireland behind and relocating his family to Oakville, Ontario, during this time he project managed third party operations for some of North America’s leading sporting and entertainment events and organizations whilst climbing the corporate ladder to Vice-President Operations.
Events and clients such as: 2015 Pan Am games, MLSE, NBA All Star Weekend, World Cup of Hockey, Rogers Cup, NHL Centennial Classic, MLS Cup Final, Grey Cup Final, Toronto International Film Festival, Nuit Blanche, Canada 150 celebrations, BMO Field, Exhibition Place Events, City of Toronto, City of Mississauga.
Recognizing the difference counter-terrorism technology can make in this ever changing World, in October 2018 he joined VWK9 as Director International Operations, VWK9 is a full spectrum K9 company who specialize in Vapor Wake K9’s which is a patented body-worn explosive detection technology. Derek spearheads Canadian and International Operations. For further information visit www.vwk9.org
His qualifications & memberships include:
• Member International Association Bomb
Technicians and Investigators
- Member Toronto Chapter ASIS International
- Member International Association Emergency Managers
- Diploma in Emergency Medical Science | University College Dublin
- Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support | American College of Surgeons
- Ontario Security License | Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
- Tactical Use of Force | GCTactical Training
- Canadian Firearms Restricted & Non-Restricted Safety Certification
- Canadian Possession Acquisition License
- Close Protection Operative | City & Guilds Diploma
- QQI level 6 in Supervisory Security Management | FETAC QQI
- Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Construction and Classification | DHS/FEMA
- Introduction to the Terrorist Attack Cycle | DHS/FEMA
- Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items for Bombing Prevention |DHS/FEMA
- Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Explosive Effect and Mitigation |DHS/FEMA
- Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do? | DHS/FEMA
- Security Awareness Training for Large Venues | Public Safety Canada & DHS/FEMA
Chris Mandigma, private security and law enforcement service, founder of Pekiti Tirsia Tactics
Chris Mandigma’s professional background includes over 15 years of private security and law enforcement service. Chris began his career in Transit Safety and Enforcement and his last 4 years of his tenure in public transit enforcement, Chris served as the Security Supervisor and Use of Force / Defensive Tactics trainer. During this time, he also served 5 years as an Auxiliary Constable with the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Chris then transitioned over to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the second largest law enforcement agency in Canada as a Use of Force and Firearms Instructor. In 2019, he then transferred to another enforcement sector within the federal government as a national Use of Force / Firearms Instructor and Senior Enforcement Officer where he is currently tasked in the development and modernization of the national use of force and firearms program in addition to consulting on use of force equipment for the Agency.Additional associations include:
- Adjunct Instructor – Survival Edge Tactical Systems Inc.
- Expandable Baton Instructor – Durham College Oshawa
- Defensive Tactics Consultant – Chimera Firearms Training Inc.Chris has also earned a certificate in Criminal Psychology and Behaviour and is a graduate of numerous private and public sector defensive tactics, combatives, and firearms instructor training certifications.Law Enforcement Instructor & Related Certifications include:PTTA TriCom InstructorCBSA Control & Defensive Tactics InstructorCBSA Duty Firearm InstructorCBSA Subject Movement / Transport InstructorCBSA Building, Approach, Entry & Search InstructorPPCT Defensive Tactics InstructorBlauer Tactical Systems P.D.R.TM CoachCrossFitTM Level 1 CoachChris has extensive background in Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu and Pekiti Tirsia Kali. He is the founder of Pekiti Tirsia Tactics – a training and consulting firm, the only sanctioned affiliate in Canada under the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association (PTTA).