David Toddington
Founder & CEO

Summary

With a background as a senior manager in the IT industry and experience in police and military operations, David and his team have been developing and delivering a wide range of advanced proactive and reactive Open Source Intelligence and investigative solutions to both the private and public sectors for the past two decades.

A passionate educator and speaker, David has also developed a number of highly acclaimed training, simulation and e-Learning programs that enable front-line investigative and research professionals to produce superior intelligence products in less time, at less cost, with less risk.

In working with the private sector, David maintains a position as Special Advisor to the International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Crime Section in London. He also sits as Chair of the Open Source Intelligence and Research Association (OSIRA) and is a member of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI).

Since 1989 David has held numerous police appointments including Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supernumerary Constable, Designated Law Enforcement Officer (DLEO) with the Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia, RCMP Auxiliary Constable within the Province of British Columbia and Technical Reserve with the City of Moscow Police in Idaho State. David has also served in Primary Reserve elements of the Royal Canadian Navy and Canada’s Army in addition to serving as an officer in the Canadian Forces Cadet Instructor Cadre (Air).

Among other awards, David has been the recipient of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commanding Officer’s Commendation for his work in the development and implementation of new police Open Source Intelligence systems.

Cast in the Grierson Award winning and BAFTA nominated hit television series Hunted on Channel 4 in the UK, David features predominantly in “Hunter Headquarters” as an OSINT expert, utilizing his skills as an online Open Source Intelligence specialist, analyst, digital surveillance expert and social media specialist to digitally pursue fugitives and their associates. In addition to his work in the HQ, David was also involved in the physical surveillance and capture of four fugitives in each of the first three seasons of the program; he also served behind the scenes as an Intelligence Consultant on the US version of the program which debuted on CBS in January of 2017.

Skills

  • Advanced Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Collection
  • Information and Operational Security (INFOSEC and OPSEC)
  • Undercover Operations
  • Criminal and High Tech Investigations
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Compliance and Enforcement Operations
  • Training Program Development and Delivery
  • Public Speaking Engagements

Select International Speaking Engagements

  • Online Social Media & Open Source Investigator’s Summit
  • Australia Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers
  • Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officers
  • American Society for Industrial Security
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
  • High Tech Crime Investigators Association
  • National Judicial Institute Conference
  • International Chamber of Commerce Fraudnet
  • Association of Chief Police Officers

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