Policing and Training

Stephen Sadler served with the Toronto Police Service for 30 years, retiring as the Sergeant in Charge of one of the two CBRNE teams in Toronto. Over the years, he was involved in a variety of investigative and tactical roles, and taught extensively in Search and Rescue, Public Order and Crowd Management, and Emergency Management programs. Stephen served a year-long tour in Afghanistan, working with EUPOL as a mentor and adviser for the Commanding General in charge of policing for the province of Badakshan. He retired to the corporate sector in 2018, as the Manager for Corporate Security for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

Articles by this writer

June 2022  |  Opinion

It is now 11 years since I served in Afghanistan, and almost a year since those who helped us were abandoned to the increasing brutality of Taliban rule, it's time the govt cut the red tape and made good on its promises.

October 2021  |  Opinion, News

As a former police trainer in Afghanistan, I heard from one of my interpreters who was in dire and immediate fear for his life. Canada has forsaken its duty to protect those who had helped us at great personal risk to themselves and their families.

December 2011  |  Magazine

A Toronto Police officer recounts his experiences in training police recruits in Afghanistan with “Introduction to Community Policing” courses to Afghani recruits. This mission is an opportunity for Canadians to wave our flag proudly.

November 2008  |  Magazine

The Toronto Police Service takes a lead search role. The public has an expectation that police will look for, and hopefully locate, missing people. This article highlights some of the complexities encountered in a missing person search.

June 2020  |  Magazine

Toronto Police Service Trainers examine at recent protests from a best practices and crowd management perspective. Updated and consistent training is one part of the solution to change response tactics from aggressive escalation to serving the public right to peaceful protest.