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Areas of Expertise
  • Major Crime

  • Executive Leadership


Toronto, ON

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Dennis Poole

Business Development Consultant

Dennis Poole is a Business Development Consultant and Principal Investigator for ISN, and is the President of Southwest Consulting in Security & Investigation, Inc., a registered Ontario Corporation.

He retired from a 35-year career in policing in 2015 as Chief of Police of the Chatham-Kent Police Service, where he served as an investigator, senior officer, Deputy Chief for seven years and as Chief from 2009-2015. During his career he was a seasoned investigator, and was involved in many high-profile criminal cases including several homicides, as well as robberies, sexual assaults, child abuse and fraud matters. He was a key participant in the formation of the newly-amalgamated Chatham-Kent Police Service from 1998-2001, and served on the Board of Directors, the Community Policing Committee and the Justice Committee of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, and was a member of and Chair of the Governing Body of the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario (CISO).

He was awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal in 2000 and Bar in 2010, and was appointed as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree  from the University of Windsor, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Western Ontario, and is a graduate of the 207th Session of the F.B.I. National Academy.

As President of SOUTHWEST CSI, he has worked as Director of Corporate Security for Union Gas Ltd., conducts Tribunal Hearings under the Police Services Act for Police Disciplinary proceedings across Ontario, and acts as a consultant to numerous legal firms regarding police related civil actions.

Dennis is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Academy Associates. He is a Knight Commander of the Hospitaller Order of St. John, and Officer Commanding “Delta Company” as a member of the Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment Association.

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