Veteran police officer, investigator and trainer Jeffrey Minten has been named deputy director of the Atlantic Police Academy.
Minten has more than 20 years of experience in the public safety field.
He started his career with the Edmonton Police Service in 1997. During his 10 years there, he served with the community policing and foot patrol unit and the officer safety and training unit. He also became a qualified expert in police use of force tactics for criminal court cases.
In 2007, he joined Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal, spending four years as a forensic investigator examining the origins and causes of fires and explosions and being involved in incident management for more than 200 multi-agency investigations.
In 2012, Minten led a team of investigators and monitored and supported investigations into cases across Ontario.
In 2015, he redesigned the training curriculum for new fire investigators and designed and delivered an advanced fire and explosion investigation program.
In 2017, he joined the Ontario Provincial Police as a training development and evaluation specialist. He audited, updated and validated numerous courses, including provincially accredited courses for the Criminal Investigations and Emergency Response Team. He has lectured on behavioural dynamics, critical thinking for investigators and incident response (incident command) and liaised with senior management to identify and develop integrated succession management strategies.
As a result of his new role, Minten has moved to P.E.I. with his wife and daughters.