Deputy Chief Michael Dazé holds an honours B.A. in Criminology from the University of Windsor and is also a graduate of the Executive Police Leadership Program from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. As a believer in lifelong learning he has taken business courses through the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration.
Deputy Chief Dazé has been serving as a Police Officer with the City of Owen Sound for the last 17 years. Prior to joining the Owen Sound Police Service, he was an Auxiliary Constable with the West Gray Police and a Nuclear Security Officer at Bruce Power. After working patrol, he joined the Criminal Investigation Branch in 2005 and served on the Street Crime Unit. From 2007-2016 Michael worked in a variety of Units.
Including Drugs and Intelligence, Major Crime and Community Services. During this time, he climbed the ranks and became Staff Sergeant in 2016. He was promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2017.
In addition to Policing, Deputy Chief Dazé has had a passion for teaching and mentoring. He has served as an in-service trainer with the Owen Sound Police and was also a part-time faculty member at Georgian College in the Police Foundations Program.
As an active volunteer both on and off duty, Deputy Chief Dazé is committed to the community. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Children's Aid Society and Partners in Process. In 2014 he was given the Commander's award from a local Infantry Division of the Canadian Forces for his community involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Deputy Chief Dazé has been involved in organizing various community events and fundraisers and is an active participant in them throughout the year.