Inspector Shawna Coxon is in her 20th year of policing with the Toronto Police Service. She is currently the second in charge of Intelligence Services, which includes cyber and technological crime. Prior to her promotion to Inspector, she implemented the inaugural Computer Cyber Crime (C3) Section of the Toronto Police Service. C3 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, working in both a uniform and an investigative capacity. 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. Her areas of research include varying local and international laws pertaining to technology and crime.