Occupation: Dignitary Protection and Investigations Section, Protection Specialist/Constable, Ontario Provincial Police
For 20 years, Steven Lennon has served his community in policing, and he is currently assigned as a Protection Specialist in the Dignitary Protection and Investigations Section with the Ontario Provincial Police. Steve is a member of the protection detail for the Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell and former Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable David Onley. Previously assisted with protection details including HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Israel, United States Governors, and at other events attended by Presidents George W. Bush & William Jefferson Clinton, in addition to other internationally protected persons. In the execution of his duties, Steve has been awarded a Colonel’s Commission by the Governor of Kentucky, and currently sits on the Toronto Branch Executive for the Monarchist League of Canada. Steve has also volunteered his time to community initiatives, including coaching Minor Hockey teams, and organizing charity golf tournaments in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network. He returns to Mohawk regularly to speak to current students about his career and education.
What would you tell yourself if you could go back to your first day of college?
Work hard. Mistakes will be made. Move on, because wisdom is born from mistakes. Success is the result of stubborn persistence and wisdom.
What is one memory or piece of advice you have from your Mohawk days that has stuck with you?
Get involved with the direction of your career and take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. Never be afraid to try something new. Everyone else is just as unsure as you are.