Robert J Lusty

Robert J Lusty


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Robert Lusty retired from the Peel Regional Police after 30 years of policing. He attained the rank of Detective and was last assigned to the Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau where he led the Majors Investigative Team.  Rob has extensive experience in criminal investigation in the areas of sexual assault, robbery, homicide and Intelligence.  Rob was a Hostage Negotiator for 21 years and led one of Peel’s negotiation teams. Rob earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Queen’s University Belfast and his Master of Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University. Rob lectured at the Canadian Police College on Crisis Negotiation and Incident Command. He also lectured at the Ontario Police College and Peel Regional Police Training Bureau. Rob holds four Police Service Board awards for excellence in policing.

Teaching Interests

  • Course Coordinator: Interviewing and Investigations
  • Courses taught:
  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Incident Command
  • Terrorism and Cybercrime
  • Interviewing and Investigation
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Communications in Interviewing
  • Investigative Reporting and Testifying
  • Federal Powers of Arrest and Detention
  • Economic Espionage

Research Interests

  • 2008: Academic research carried out into Emergency Management education in Ontario. This research and report produced, was conducted to inform and assist the Humber College, Program Development Advisory Committee, to form an opinion on its approach. With the assistance of the overview of the discipline provided by this research as a starting point, the advisory committee was able to assess the relevance and necessity of any program at Humber College, which met the needs of the college.
  • 2009: Research conducted into the natural hazards faced by communities In the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The research goal was to provide an awareness and education strategy for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area (JDF EA) and provide a stratagem for the Juan de Fuca Emergency Preparedness team (EMP) to awaken the resilience within each community. Field research was conducted including focus groups, and interviews of Emergency Team members and residents. An educational program was developed out of this research, and delivered to the Juan de Fuca Emergency Preparedness team.
  • 2010: Research was conducted into the Impact of a Pandemic on Canadian Police Response. To better understand the impact of a severe influenza on police response, a survey was conducted in conjunction with semi structured interviews and focus groups involving members of the Peel Regional Police, Ontario, Canada.
  • Survey respondents reported that (32.7%) were willing to report for work durin
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