Prior to teaching at Mohawk College, Steve was a Detective/Sergeant with the Hamilton Police Service for 31 years.
During his tender as a police officer, Steve worked in several different areas within the service. His recent portfolio in the Major Fraud Unit included: Corporate Fraud, Identity Theft, Counterfeit, Credit/Debit cards and Organized Crime Investigator. He was assigned to the BEAR (Break, Enter & Auto & Robbery) unit, specializing in organized vehicle theft and vehicle arsons. Some other areas included: Street Crime Unit (Gangs & Hate Bias Crimes); CID (Robberies, B&E, Assaults, Sexual Assaults); Youth Officer (Youth Crime); Intelligence (Organized Crime); CISO (Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario) Projects such as Homicide, Gaming and Organized Vehicle Theft & "Chop Shops".
As an Investigator, Steve has made a wide range of contacts within the policing community, fire marshal, government agencies and the private sector throughout Ontario, Canada and globally. He has spent numerous years in uniform as a patrol officer; coach officer and patrol supervisor.
Steve was also employed with Intact Insurance (the largest Canadian owned insurance company) as a Special investigator. There, he was responsible for Fraud, theft and staged motor vehicle collision investigations.
Steve is a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and licensed by the Province of Ontario as a Private Investigator.