Mr. Rob Hotston, Senior Investigator
Mr. Rob Hotston, is a retired Detective Sergeant from the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police. He has over thirty eight years of investigative experience, both nationally and internationally.
Following his retirement from policing, he served as Senior Criminal Investigator and Investigations Commander with the Office of the Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone, responsible for investigating and managing investigations of war crimes committed during the Sierra Leone Civil War.
Most recently, he was employed by the Investigations Division, United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services, as one of five worldwide Chief Resident Investigators attached to an active UN peacekeeping mission. Assigned to the UN Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, he was responsible for the investigation of all allegations of serious misconduct, including human rights violations, sexual exploitation and abuse, corruption, procurement fraud, human/ drug/ weapons trafficking, cargo theft and other serious criminal activities among the Mission’s 12,000 military, police and civilian peacekeepers stationed in two countries.
He is a volunteer in the Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management Program and security advisor to a medical NGO.
Rob holds a Master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa, as well as certificates from a number of national and international police and law enforcement training institutions, in major case management, advanced criminal and civil investigation, sexual assault investigation, investigations training and crime prevention.