Glenn Allan, Correctional Officer (Law Enforcement) Canada

Producer / Host
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. (
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.

Hope for Men
July 2005 – Present (8 years 5 months)|595 Main St. East Hamilton, ON.
Hope for Men – Hamilton, is a weekly Peer Support Group for Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, and Men’s Sexual Assault.Hope for Men, in partnership with Hamilton Men’s Withdrawal Management Centre, meet Monday evenings at 7:30PM, (8:00pm in summer) excluding holidays.It is an open ended group, so any man 18-years of age or older may attend at anytime.All participants must register via phone 905-975-6455, or by e-mail prior to attending their first group meeting.Correctional Officer (Law Enforcement)
Maplehurst Correctional Centre
March 1986 – September 1989 (3 years 7 months), Milton, ON
Created a safe and secure environment by being firm but fair in my duties as a Peace Officer in a Provincial Institution where fellow officers and I oversaw young offenders serving sentences no longer than 5-years, and adult inmates serving sentences of two years less a day.

Edward W. Bogats Jr., Police Chief, Law Enforcement, USA

Edward W. Bogats, Jr. has over 30 years of law enforcement experience along with ten years of executive level experience. During this time he has created and developed state-of-the art programs in Use of Force Management, Critical Incident Response Programs involving active shooters, Critical Incident Response to Terrorism/Suicide Bombers and Anti Terrorism programs that are used internationally.
He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the 222nd Session. He has developed policies and rules and regulations that govern the everyday operation of police and security agencies that he has been in command of. He has over nineteen (19) years of teaching experience in higher education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels within Criminal Justice.

Capt. Keith A. Cunningham CD (Ret.), Firearms

Keith is a career military officer with a combined time of over 25 years experience with the Canadian Forces and the US Army. He has considerable practical experience, including a combat tour in Vietnam, peacekeeping and counter-sniper operations in Cyprus, and annual unit and command-level military exercises in North America and Europe.
Keith has taught marksmanship courses at the Canadian Forces Infantry School and at several police forces in Ontario. He was a certified instructor/examiner for the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario and he was a Hunter Safety Instructor/Examiner. Keith is an internationally certified shooting coach and has successfully coached teams to national and international excellence. He is currently the Chief Instructor with the MilCun Training Center.Keith is a qualified gunsmith with over 25 years experience, specializing in long-range practical rifles. He has built and regulated rifles used by Canadian police agencies and international competitors around the world. He is an internationally renowned rifle and pistol competitor, having won honors at Bisley, the World Long Range Championships, and at the Commonwealth Games. He has been the Canadian National Champion in pistol, tactical/service rifle, sniper rifle and 3-Gun a total of 18 times. He is a member of the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame and the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Hall of Fame (in both the target rifle and service rifle categories).

Carl Hospedales, Security & Aviation Consultant, Law Enforcement, Canada

Carl Hospedales has sat on the Executive Board of Michigan Tactical Officers Association as Training Director for 7 years and was the Assistant Director for Maritime Affairs at Borderpol.  He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the US National Patrol Rifle Conference and is developing Tactical Carbine design and operations.
Some of the areas of operation he has been to include: Europe, Balkans, Africa, Middle East, Far East and the United States. Mr. Hospedales has implemented several law enforcement training programs including Terrorism & Terrorist Awareness, Executive/Close Protection, Body Armour (Performance, Standards and Selection), Firearms and Tactical Helicopter Operations, which have been approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) for Law Enforcement personnel and has been published internationally in professional magazines and journals on subject matters of Firearms, Terrorism & Maritime Security. As a professional he is committed to supporting and assisting in achieving Tactical teams objectives.
Additionally, he was a technical advisor to New York Times Best Selling Author Brad Thor in the following books:
  • The Apostle
  • Foreign Influence

Dr. Sean P. O’Brien, Clinical Psychologist, Law Enforcement SME, Canada

Dr. Sean P. O’Brien is a registered clinical psychologist who currently maintains a private practice in the Toronto area. The majority of his work involves the provision of clinical and consultation services to police and military organizations throughout North America, including the Toronto and Durham Regional Police Services, the RCMP, Correctional Services Canada, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Canadian Military, and the United Nations.
He has 15 years of experience in dealing with high-profile critical incidents, including police-related shootings, military combat, and terrorism and war-related events. Dr. O’Brien works with various agencies to demystify the posttraumatic stress response and to develop strategies to help police officers and military personnel reduce their risk of developing a posttraumatic Stress Disorder. He is also a use-of-force consultant to a number of government agencies, various police services, and several private security contractors throughout Canada and the United States.

Joel Johnston, Use of Force Expert, Canada

Joel Johnston is a recently-retired (May 2013) 28-year police veteran with a background in Patrol, Foot Patrol, and Traffic Enforcement, but primarily specializing in Use of Force training & program development, and Emergency Response (ERT) with the Vancouver Police Department.
He served from 1990 – 1998 as the Use of Force Coordinator for the VPD – with a cadre of 28 control tactics instructors, he was responsible for all officer safety, arrest & control tactics, and use of force training for the Department. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1998 and took over as operational Squad Leader of one of the Department’s four full time Emergency Response Team squads. He became the Training Coordinator for ERT in 2004 and the Officer-in-Charge in 2005.
He was seconded to the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General as the Provincial Use of Force and Municipal Emergency Response Teams Coordinator from 2005 – 2011.Originally from the Toronto area, Joel was a full-scholarship athlete at Simon Fraser University and has a BA in Economics from SFU. He was drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 1983.
He also holds certificates from Penn State University in Less Lethal Weapons Technologies, and Minnesota State University’s – Force Science Institute – Use of Force Analyst Program. He is a graduate of the FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor School, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Force Investigation School, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Advanced SWAT School.
Joel holds a third degree black belt in traditional Shotokan karate and has a background in Shoot Wrestling, Pankration, Police Judo and Crossfit® Striking.Recognized as a Use of Force Subject Matter expert witness by the Courts across Canada, Joel is a multiple-published author, presenter to numerous national and international conferences, consultant, and certified Instructor in numerous defensive tactics systems, less lethal weapons and firearms systems. He has been a member of numerous Working Groups with the US (NIJ) National Institute of Justice (Tactical Operations, Excited Delirium Syndrome, Less-Lethal Technologies, etc.).
He has been a member of numerous Canadian Police Research Center (CPRC) Working Groups (Vascular Neck Restraint, Conducted Energy Weapons, Excited Delirium Syndrome, etc.) He has been a member of numerous RCMP National Working Groups (Excited Delirium Syndrome, Conducted Energy Weapons, Patrol Carbine, Incident Management Intervention Model, Subject Behaviour-Officer Response Reporting, etc.). He is a founding member of the Canadian Law Enforcement Forum (CLEF) – an advisory body to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) on use of force and related matters. He is a Canadian Director of the International Law Enforcement Forum on Minimal Force Options.
He is a Force Response Options Instructor-Trainer for the Province of British Columbia and has instructed use of force-related subject matter internationally.
Joel is a Co-Principal of the Defensive Tactics Institute (DTI) – a training and consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC since 1988.

Clare Lopez, CIA (Ret.), Security & Counter Terrorism

Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on national defense, Islam, Iran, and counterterrorism issues. Currently a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, The Clarion Project, the London Center for Policy Research, and the Canadian Meighen Institute and vice president of the Intelligence Summit, she formerly was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute in 2011.
Already an advisor to EMP Act America, in February 2012 Ms. Lopez was named a member of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security, which focuses on the Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) threat to the nation. She is deputy director of the U.S. Counterterrorism Advisory Team for the Military Department of the South Carolina National Guard and serves as a member of the Boards of Advisors/Directors for the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, the Clarion Project, the United West, and the Voice of the Copts. She has been a Visiting Researcher and guest lecturer on counterterrorism, national defense, and international relations at Georgetown University. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East and the co-author of two published books on Iran. She is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, The Rise of the Iran Lobby and co-author/editor of the Center’s Team B II study, “Shariah: The Threat to America”.

Linda K. Miller, Firearms

Linda has over 20 years of business experience, including consulting, business planning, management, marketing and information systems. She has considerable experience in international smallbore target shooting as a member of Canada’s Shooting Team. She has won medals in the Commonwealth Games 1994, Cuba World Cup 1995 and Mexico World Cup 1993. In 1999 Linda became the first and only woman to win the Ontario Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for shooting (fullbore rifle); these competitions have a proud and honored history of over 140 years. Linda is also the first and only woman to be the National Sniper Rifle Champion (2008). She holds many provincial and national titles and records, and has been a member of several Canadian teams to international Championships throughout the world.
Linda is an accomplished and internationally certified coach. She has coached provincial and national teams (smallbore and fullbore) and is currently coaching the Canadian CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire) team. With Keith Cunningham (see above), she has coached the Canadian Forces Combat Shooting Team to many honors in England and Australia. They have coached 13 members of the military to a Queen’s Medal, the top award for marksmanship within the Canadian Forces. Linda also volunteers as a director, manager, administrator, and consultant in Club, Provincial and National shooting sports organizations.Keith and Linda are popular guest lecturers and speakers, providing seminars and courses to police, military and civilian marksmen in Canada and internationally. Their articles on marksmanship have been published in shooting magazines such as Precision Shooting, Tactical Shooter, The Accurate Rifle, Canadian Marksman, the Canadian Forces Infantry Journal, Ontario Out of Doors and AIM Magazine. They are the authors of “The Wind Book for Rifle Shooters” and “The Secrets of Mental Marksmanship.”

Capt. Matt Sheehy (Ret.), Aviation & Transportation Security

Matt Sheehy is the Director (Canada) of Jetana LLC, an international security consulting company with its head office based in Kalispell, Montana, USA. A retired Air Canada Captain with 37 years of experience as a commercial pilot, Sheehy has filled several roles with the Canadian Airline Pilots Association (CALPA), the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) and the Airline Pilots Association International ALPA Intl.
He served as Security Chair at ACPA and was the Canada Board Security Chair with ALPA Intl. and was ALPA’s designated representative at the International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) conference in Beirut Lebanon. He spent almost seven years as an OPP auxiliary constable and received 2 Exemplary Commendations during his time with the OPP. He is presently a member of the International Police Association and the Counter-Terrorism Officers Association.

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.

Canadian Forces

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 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

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 Instructor
CBSA Control & Defensive Tactics Instructor
CBSA Duty Firearm Instructor
CBSA Subject Movement / Transport Instructor
CBSA Building, Approach, Entry & Search Instructor
PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor
Blauer Tactical Systems P.D.R.TM Coach
CrossFitTM Level 1 Coach
Chris 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).

Sergeant Paul J. Caissie, Chief Instructor, Toronto Police Service Canine Unit

Sergeant Paul Caissie has served over thirty years with the Toronto Police Service. A majority of his career has been with the Toronto Police Canine Unit.

Since 1993, he has dedicated himself to the handling and training of Law Enforcement Police canines. He has handled six Police canines during his tenure as a police canine officer and Trainer. Presently, he has a General Patrol Dog, and Narcotic/Firearm Detection Dog which are both operationally deployed in the City of Toronto.

Sergeant Caissie has been networking with many canine agencies throughout North America. He has traveled extensively throughout Canada and the United States sharing intelligence and ensuring the quality and high standards of the training programs are constantly reviewed and maintained.

In 2000 Sergeant Caissie joined Canada’s Operation Pipeline/Convoy Program which is a common sense policing approach to detecting travelling criminals throughout Canada. This successful motivating cost effective program has contributed to the seizure of over 2 billion dollars of contraband. It is recognized as a Best Practice and effective tool to enhance our efforts against organized crime in Canada. Sergeant Caissie is a National Instructor and Senior Facilitator with the program.

In 2009, Sergeant Caissie was assigned the position as the Chief Instructor of the Toronto Police Service Canine Unit. He is responsible for the development, training and quality assurance of the 32 canines and 22 handlers assigned to the Unit.