John MacLeod – Drug Recognition Expert, Halifax Police

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Constable John MacLeod is a 27 year veteran of the Halifax Regional Police. He is currently assigned to the Chiefs Office as the Public Information Officer. Cst. MacLeod was part of the Training Team For over 10 years and was responsible for delivering many programs for the department from vehicle operations, pursuit termination techniques through to combat, Conducted Energy Weapons and firearms training for all members of the department.

In his previous role as the Impaired Driving Counter Measures Coordinator he was responsible to facilitate the training and operations for the Evidentiary Breath Technicians and Approved Roadside Screening Device operators.


Cst. MacLeod has delivered Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Drug Evaluation and Classification Training for over 10 years. He has been cited as a subject matter expert in relation to the Drug Recognition Evaluation Program and currently sits as an advisor for the Road Safety Advisory Council for Nova Scotia.

Cst. Macleod liaises with local, provincial and national levels of MADD Canada – volunteering with the Halifax Chapter since 2012. He has delivered presentations on road safety to wide variety of groups throughout the province from Elementary, Jr High and High Schools through to post-secondary and Trade schools. He regularly provides instruction to driver training schools and Driving Instructor Training Programs.

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