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Meet Dave Tutte!

We are proud to introduce the Vice Chair of our NAC and Stanhope Planning Lead Dave Tutte.


Staff Sergeant Dave Tutte has been with the Halton Regional Police Service for 15 years. Dave started his career working in Patrol in the City of Burlington. From there, Dave was assigned to the Tactical Rescue Unit, where he was a team leader and on the rappel team.

In January 2016, Dave was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Regional Community Mobilization Bureau. While in this role, Dave was responsible for the service delivery for Mental Health and Diversity and Inclusion. Dave was later seconded to the Community Safety and Well-being project.

In July 2018, Dave moved to the Training Bureau and, in March 2019, was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. In addition to his training and recruiting duties, Dave has also been a Hostage Negotiator since 2015. In January 2022, Dave moved to the emergency services unit where he oversees tactical, Canine, Marine, Crisis Negotiators, explosive disposal, and the search incident response team.

Dave has been a member of the OACP Education, Training and Professional Development Committee since 2018. Currently, Dave is the co-chair of the OACP Innovation and Technology sub-committee and the chair of the Incident Command sub-committee. Dave is also the chair of the Program Advisory committees for Georgian and Humber College and has been the President of the Canadian Association of Police Educators since 2021.

On top of that, Dave is the vice-chair of CPKN’s National Advisory committees and the planning lead for our annual Stanhope conference that will take place in September 2022. Dave explains that “planning for the 2022 Stanhope Conference is well underway. This year’s theme for the conference is Looking In, Looking Out – Leading Our Members & Engaging with Our Communities. We are excited to share the great list of speakers and look forward to hosting the conference back in Charlottetown, PEI, this year.”