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In 2018, Lee Weare became the Associate Dean for the School of Public Safety within the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies at Sheridan College. Prior to this role, Lee was a professor at Sheridan, teaching in the Police Foundations, Investigations Public and Private and the Emergency Management programs.
Prior to Sheridan, Lee had 32 years of industry experience as a police officer with the Peel Regional Police. As an officer, Lee’s experience encompasses a myriad of policing roles in operational, investigative and administrative capacities. These experiences included uniform patrol, criminal investigations, intelligence bureau and culminating in seven years as a detective assigned to the homicide bureau. As a supervisor, Lee was a Staff Sergeant in Brampton and at the Airport Division. As an Inspector, Lee worked as an Incident Commander as well as being the Officer in Charge of the Major Drugs and Vice Unit, 21 Division uniform patrol, and Professional Standards (Internal Affairs). As a Superintendent, he was the Officer in Charge of Communications, Records and Court Services. In addition, Lee was a hearing officer and adjudicated Police Service Act discipline hearings. As a senior officer, Lee was an active member in the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Association and sat on a number of committees; the Provincial Advisory Group for Marijuana Grow-operations, the Professional Standards Committee and was the Chair of the Alcohol and Gaming Committee for three years.
Lee’s experience in the academic realm, includes teaching numerous investigative and management courses for the Peel Regional Police as well as being a guest instructor at the Ontario Police and Canadian Police Colleges on investigative and major case management courses. Outside of policing, Lee also taught on a part-time basis at Humber and Conestoga Colleges in their Police Foundations programs.
Academically, in 2008, Lee completed an Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership from Dalhousie University and in 2012 he completed his Master’s degree in Leadership from Guelph University.