Mike Shard worked as a police officer for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for 32 years, retiring in 2016 as Chief Superintendent, and is also a lawyer. He holds a diploma in Aviation and Flight Technology from Seneca College, a BA in Commerce from the University of Toronto, an MBA from York University, a law degree (LLB) and a masters in law (LLM) specializing in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) from Osgoode Hall. He spent 15+ years in the OPP Professional Standards Bureau, which manages public and internal complaints under the Police Services Act (PSA), including time as Prosecutor, Manager of Investigations and Bureau Commander. Mike has presented on numerous PSA related courses at both the OPP and Ontario Police College. He is passionate about dispute resolution, was trained by the RCMP on Restorative Justice (RJ) as facilitator and trainer, and has delivered ADR and RJ related training on many OPP courses and to numerous school boards.