Arguably; the less “exciting” part of the law enforcement profession lies on the other side of the “law enforcement mountain top” (ie. chasing/ arresting/ charging “the bad guy”). HOWEVER, an Officer must always realize (and appreciate) that Sec. 11(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states all persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty according to law. As such – and in many ways – an Officer’s job is only “just beginning” at the time a respective charge is laid. And (make no mistake), the world of Court (ie. The “other side of the law enforcement mountain top”) is an integral and mandatory component of any Officer’s role.
In this course, Brian Lass will preface the undeniable importance of Court Considerations for Law Enforcement Officers, including (but not limited to) myths about an Officer’s role in Court, items of evidentiary consideration during an investigation, basic rules of evidence, disclosure, creating a Prima Facie Case, the Officer’s role vs. the Prosecutor’s role, Court decorum, and the Court process itself (including Officer testimony).
Sergeant – Special Constable with the Toronto Community Housing – Community Safety Unit
Brian Lass is currently Sergeant – Special Constable with the Toronto Community Housing – Community Safety Unit, and formerly Provincial Prosecutor with GO Transit/ Metrolinx. Moreover; in addition to 16+ years experience in the field of law enforcement – coupled with (still) being a Licensed Paralegal in good-standing with the Law Society of Ontario and graduate of the Osgoode Hall Law School Provincial Offences practitioner program – Brian has been regularly sought after as subject matter expert by numerous public sector agencies. Brian is also a published author by both Blue Line Magazine and HQ Magazine (an OACP publication) – in addition to being featured speaker at the 2022 Blue Line & OACP Expo – further to facilitating a strong educational social media presence in his respective subject matter expertise. Brian will (as well) be commencing an Adjunct Professorship at Seneca College (2023), as Professor within the Police Foundations Diploma Program – in addition to becoming Principal POA Instructor with TNT Justice Consulting. Furthermore, Brian is (perhaps) most noted for bringing a very innovative, engaging, energetic and entertaining teaching style to his training sessions – with a passion for assisting persons to excel in their professional pursuits.