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Joe Couto
BA (Ryerson University), MA (Royal Roads University)
Justice Studies

416.798.1331 ext. 6326

Joe L. Couto has been an instructor in the Justice Studies program at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2015. Couto also teaches at Humber College’s School of Social and Community Services in Criminal Justice, and is a Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University’s School of Communication and Culture. Couto serves as director of government relations and communications for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). He is the author of “Covered in Blue: Police Culture and LGBT Police Officers in the Province of Ontario,” a landmark academic study of LGBTQ police officers in Ontario. His most recent research project (funded by UofGH) is entitled, “Female. Gay. Cop: The Intersectionality of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Police Culture” and was complete in May 2018. He is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Social Sciences degree from Royal Roads University. In 2013, Couto was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to policing and public safety in Canada. Couto was also awarded the 2016 Outstanding New Faculty Award at Royal Roads University.

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