Dr. Frank Trovato has taught in the University and College settings since 2003. Before joining the educational field, Dr. Trovato enjoyed a successful policing career retiring as a senior officer with the Toronto Police Service. From 2007 to 2010, Professor Trovato has served as Program Head for the Justice Studies Degree Program at the University of Guelph-Humber, Program Coordinator for the Police Foundations Program at Humber College, Program Coordinator for the Police Foundations Leadership Program at Humber College, and most recently since 2014, Dr.Trovato works at Centennial college as a professor in the Community and Justice Services Program.
Professor Trovato completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Toronto (2008), M.Sc. in Criminal Justice Administration from Niagara University (2000), a BA in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Toronto (1996), a Human Resource Management Certificate (2000) from University of Toronto, and a Law Enforcement Administration Certificate from the University of Toronto in (1987). Professor Trovato’s interests include social justice issues in diversity, equity, community projects, and educational projects. Examples include being a special advisor to the Association of Black Law Enforcers Association, The Ontario Chiefs of Police Organization, On the Board of Director for Canadian Critical Incident Inc. Centennial College Council, to name but a few.
Professor Trovato has been recognized for his dedication to teaching as the recipient of the President’s Spirit Award (2017), Nominated for Teaching Excellence in the (Wicken Award) (2016), Dean’s Leadership and Community Award (2015), The Online Learning Award (2011), President’s Community Service Award in (2009), National Teaching and Leadership Excellence Award in (2007), Distinguish Faculty of the Year Award in (2006), and the Innovation of the Year Award in (2005).
Professor Trovato’s interests include social justice issues in diversity, equity, community projects, and educational projects. Examples include being a special advisor to the Association of Black Law Enforcers Association, The Ontario Chiefs of Police Organization, On the Board of Director for Canadian Critical Incident Inc. Centennial College Council, to name but a few.
Recent innovations include developing a Leadership Program with Toronto Police Service called “Increasing Bench Strength, consulted as the lead researcher in a joint project with the Toronto Police in a longitudinal study “Neighborhood Policing” measuring selected at-risk communities and the effects of having a Neighborhood Officer assigned to those areas for at least two years. The outcomes were to bridge the gap between the police and community members, build trust and enhance relationships, reduce crime, enhance the feeling of public safety. This study will be published at the end of 2018.
Professor Trovato has led the development of a Master’s Degree Program in collaboration with Niagara University starting in 2014. Since 2017, Dr.Trovato has been Scholar-In-residence at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus teaching and consulting in police and graduate studies in police science. Programs include the BA, BAP, and the Masters in Public Safety degrees.