Ian Scott

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IAN SCOTT is a Director with the Special Investigations Unit, Ontario. He is also a graduate of the University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario Law School, and was called to the bar in 1983.  After conducting research for Judges of the former High Court of Justice, he worked briefly at a downtown law firm, and joined the Criminal Law Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General in 1985.  He has held numerous positions in that Division, including Chief Counsel - Justice Prosecutions; General Counsel; appellate counsel; and head of the office’s criminal trials unit. He has also spent time in private practice, where he represented police management in police disciplinary hearings and argued appeals before the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services and Divisional Court. In October 2008, he began a five year term as Director of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, a position which ends next month. He intends to re-enter private practice.  He is the co-author of Salhany’s Police Manual on Arrest, Search & Seizure and Interrogation (10th ed) and the author of the Annotated Police Services Act of Ontario (2nd ed). He is currently editing a book for Canada Law Book entitled Issues in Civilian Oversight of Police in Canada. Mr. Scott is also the immediate past- president of the Canadian Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement.