Mike Babineau

FORMER Vice-President




Former Vice-President

    Over the years, the CTOA has developed a wide professional network, committed to promoting and coordinating the sharing of information and best practice guidelines amongst law enforcement, corrections, military, and security providers, to meet the needs of these organizations. Additionally, to provide access to subject matter experts on the CTOA advisory board, that can provide consultation, expert testimony or, facilitate specific and effective practical training, based upon the most recent, realistic and relevant skills in crisis and risk management.
    We are excited about the opportunity providing the mechanism for those in need to plug into a “live network”, a central clearing house of sorts, that will give its membership access to the combined knowledge and expertise of those that have gone before us.

    “There’s no one of us smarter than all of us.”


    COPCAST, hosted by Jim Bremner, is a venue for long form discussion with industry professionals, colleges, and friends of the CTOA.
    Whether recorded in a studio or live on location, COPCAST brings timely issues front and center, uncensored and unfiltered, anchored by the experience and reputation of the CTOA.

    “Craig Peddle brings over three decades of law enforcement expertise. Craig grew up in Toronto, Canada and has served as a police officer in the community of Jane and Finch, Malvern, Special Investigation Services, Detective Services, Street Crime, the Gun and Gang Task Force, Community Response Unit, Youth Services, Community Policing Support Unit, Intelligence Services, Investigative Support in Professional Standards as an Investigator and Surveillance Officer, a ‘Wire-Tap” investigator/supervisor and has assisted with Homicide investigations during many lateral assignments; including criminal gang cases and offences related to firearms and explosives.

    In 2000, he created and founded, the Ontario Gang Investigators Association, which is the first international network of gang investigators accepted into the National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations. He served as President and extensively mentored the Board of Director’s and members of the Gang Investigators Association. He has also been qualified to provide expert evidence for court matters in the Province of Ontario; having testified at all levels of the Judiciary. He has instructed hundreds of law enforcement operatives while teaching on the Expert Witness Course hosted by the Ministry of the Attorney General. Craig assisted the Federal Government of Canada with understanding the scope, manifestation, tactics and ideology of criminal street gangs in Canada, assisting the government in their pursuit to table and ultimately enact new Criminal Organization legislation and laws for Canada.

    He is certified by the Ontario Police College and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police as a Media Relations Officer and operationally fulfilled this role with two of the most historic police agencies in Canada, and for the Ontario Gang investigators Association.

    He is the recipient of the Exemplary Service Medal and Bars, from the Governor General of Canada and has received numerous Commendations and awards including two Exemplary Service Commendations from the Toronto Police Service and the City of Toronto.

    He sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Tactical Officers Association and for the registered charity Badge of Life Canada.

    Craig currently lives with clinically diagnosed employment experienced Post Traumatic Stress. He is working towards his certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) Certification.”
    – from https://ptsdzone.com/

    2023 Mental Health & Wellness Conference


    CTOA is an “Out Reach” based training provider.
    You host the course and we send our instructors to you for a cost-effective course delivery.
    When the site has completed its update, members will be able to book CTOA Training & Services online, directly through the website.


    The CTOA will be expanding its store offerings to include an assortment of tactical gear, appeal, emergency & survival equipment, and more.