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PLANNING THE INVESTIGATION



Part I:  Making the Plan

This seminar discusses the steps to planning an investigation, which is an essential process for success. Often investigations will start without preparation and planning which can lead to inadequate results.  This section will review how to begin addressing the appropriate length of an investigation by identifying the complexity of the project. Specific plan styles such as operational planning and strategic planning will be defined along with tracking methods to assure the investigator is achieving their objectives.  Aligning a plan and investigation within the contexts of business objectives will benefit the investigator which the instructors will provide guidance on how to balance this accordingly. Terms and definitions are coupled with real-life practical examples of how investigations are planned and further conducted.  How to Identifying the type of investigation required will be discussed which includes different resources that may be needed and certain challenges that may arise that would not have been foreseen without a robust plan.

Part II:   Documents

This seminar discusses search of documents during an investigation.  It reviews the important steps to follow prior to searching documents and while doing so; the importance of being organized from the very beginning and understand what you are looking for.  What is your role, responsibilities and the legal context of the search (civil vs criminal; warrant vs consent, etc.)  It discusses the essential role of recording the search and the use of Major Case Management in some instances.

About the Speakers

Dorian Dwyer, Chief Investigator-Business Advisor at Gecko
Investigations & Consulting
 

A specialist with over 17 years in investigation, case management, and training in the area of economic crime, health fraud, corruption, insurance, internal, regulatory, and corporate investigations. A dedicated professional with over 34 years of investigative and managerial experience in law enforcement and public sector investigations. An energetic, competent, and reliable person known for integrity and sound ethical decision-making skills who fosters excellent stakeholder relations. A person who leads by example with integrity and is passionate about contributing to an employer or client’s goals and objectives.

President & CEO - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Greater Toronto Area Chapter
Senior Investigator - Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
Detective Staff Sergeant | Unit Commander - Ontario Provincial Police-Retired (Sep 2016)

As a Senior Investigator/Provincial Offences Officer with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB) Dorian investigated allegations of wrongdoing against the WSIB and filed charges where appropriate for violations under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

Prior to joining the WSIB, he was a Police Officer with the Ontario Provincial Police for thirty-one years and was a member of the Anti-Rackets Branch for 14 years. He joined the OPP in 1985 and worked as a uniform officer in a variety of capacities and locations for 17 years before his transfer to Anti-Rackets Branch in 2003. There he investigated economic crime and corruption cases and in 2008 joined the Health Fraud Investigations Unit. In 2014 he became the Commander of that Unit.

During his tenure in Anti-Rackets Branch he has investigated and/or case managed many major economic crime offences, corruption cases, and health fraud cases (including provincial offences) involving millions of dollars in losses.

Dorian graduated from the Law and Security program at Conestoga College in 1984 and in 2011 completed his BSc Criminal Justice, Economic Crime Investigation, with Syracuse University. In 2011 he became a Certified Fraud Examiner with the ACFE and joined the Board of Directors - Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Chapter in 2014. He was elected to the role of President in October 2019.
 


KWAME ADDO, presently as Ryerson University as Ombudsperson,  has spent the last years successfully conducting and managing administrative investigations, through his work at Ombudsman Toronto and before that, at Ombudsman Ontario. 

One of the original members of the Ombudsman Toronto team, Kwame has held the position of Director, Investigations & Conflict Resolution since the office opened in April 2009.  As Director, he managed a team of seven, responsible for receiving and resolving complaints about City administration, and for conducting Enquiries and Investigations.


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