Scott Giovannetti is a senior associate and lead instructor with Policing & Security Management Services Inc. In this capacity, Scott delivers specialized training programs that are customized to clients’ specific needs and include conflict management, de-escalation techniques, defensive tactics, and physical skills for intervention in high risk situations. A career police officer with an extensive background in training that spans over 25 years, Scott is a former Ontario Police College instructor where he taught defensive tactics and provincial statutes at both the basic and advanced levels. He is also a past instructor in the Sheridan College Police Foundations Program. In addition, Scott has facilitated learning in tactical communication, non-violent crisis intervention, crisis avoidance, the Human Rights Code, workplace harassment and diversity training, understanding the mentally ill, autism spectrum disorder, and deaf access awareness. Scott has provided expert evidence in criminal court and at coroner’s inquests in relation to the use of force.
In addition to instructing police officers, Scott has taught special constables, public health inspectors, tobacco control officers, public health nurses, healthcare security personnel, and has delivered women’s safety courses at community colleges. Scott is a certified crisis negotiator and previously served as a designated officer for infectious diseases. He holds numerous instructor certifications in several specialized areas. Scott has been a peer support team member since 1995, having conducted over 60 peer-lead debriefings following major incidents both in Ontario and the United States.
Scott’s additional professional qualifications include past chair of the Ontario Police Video Training Alliance (OPTVA); Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services panel member on training standards for police Use of Force in Ontario; presenter to Central Ontario Judges and Justices of the Peace regarding public safety threats and court security; and, guest speaker at Canadian Association of Civilian Oversight in Law Enforcement Conference (CACOLE).