International Cyber Risk Management ConferenceApril 15-16, 2019 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Shawna Coxon

Toronto Police Service

Inspector Shawna Coxon is in her 20th year of policing with the Toronto Police Service. She is currently working in Strategy Management on the Transformational Task Force, which is working to modernize the Service. Prior to that, she was the second in charge of Intelligence Services, which includes both cyber and technological crime. She implemented the inaugural Computer Cyber Crime (C3) Section of the Toronto Police Service, which was one of many cyber-outcomes from her work as the Team Leader of Operation Reboot. This was a Service-wide initiative addressing social media, open source investigative techniques, training, technology procurement and cyber-related threats and opportunities.

Shawna Coxon has had a diverse career; some areas of highlight include her work in vice, youth crime, child abuse, sex crimes, human rights, professional standards, community response, and intelligence analysis. She has won numerous awards; however the accolades she remains most proud of are the letters of appreciation from the communities she has helped improve and the victims she has worked diligently for.

Inspector Coxon has a B.A. with honours in Psychology from York University, a M.A. in Criminology from the University of Toronto and her Ph.D. in Criminal Law from Leicester University. She is a published academic who has lectured internationally.