1) Police Constable 2) Professor
1) Toronto Police Service 2) Seneca College
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Matthew Wood is a part-time Professor of Public Safety at Seneca College where he studies police culture and leadership practices. He holds a number of degrees including a master’s in public policy and law from York University; a bachelor’s in justice studies from the University of Guelph-Humber; a diploma in police foundations from Seneca College; and a certificate in emergency management from George Brown College.
Matthew served nearly 18 years with the Canadian Armed Forces. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 as a member of the psychological operations team. For their efforts in Operation Medusa, his battle group was awarded the Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation. During his time with the military, he instructed on several recruit courses and was twice selected as his regiment’s top instructor. In 2009, he also earned the distinction of being named 32 Canadian Brigade Group’s soldier-of-the-year.
Matthew has been a police constable in Toronto, Canada, for almost 10 years. His current role includes planning crime prevention initiatives. He has also worked in priority (9-1-1) response, community response, criminal investigations, and crime analysis.
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