L.E.A.D.S. Story


L.E.A.D. Solutions Inc. was founded with the intention to fill the ever increasing gap in Canada of quality training for law enforcement and investigative agencies. That gap continues to increase as the use of emerging technologies by subjects becomes more prevalent.

L.E.A.D.S. fills that gap by focusing on the foundational aspects of what law enforcement members do every day with a keen understanding that the Canadian landscape is different from any other country. Our laws and policies are structured to ensure our citizens are afforded rights to live freely and without unreasonable oversight by the government.

The vision of L.E.A.D.S. is to continually strive to be the leader in empowering investigators through exceptional training. Our training aligns with the strategic mission of many organizations with an investigative capacity, giving your members the training and the tools to solve today’s events and understand tomorrow's problems.

L.E.A.D.S. stands for Law Enforcement Advanced Development Solutions and was established by Nick Ibbott, a retired police detective with 30 years of experience with the York Regional Police in Ontario.

Nick completed his duties as one of the officers in charge of the Cybercrime and Technical Data Recovery Unit. Nick assisted in forging that service’s policies, procedures and practices in many fields including online investigations, data recovery, undercover operations, search warrant drafting and execution, surveillance, and investigative techniques.

Over his career in policing, Nick had become a subject matter expert in many areas of law enforcement that dealt with both virtual and real-world operational settings. He had provided training, lectured and presented material to hundreds of members of law enforcement that enhanced their abilities in investigating crimes. He had testified in all levels of criminal and civil court and had been qualified as an expert witness on many occasions assisting the court in understanding alleged criminal offences.

Nick was trained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.), the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario (C.I.S.O.) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) to investigative/prevent cybercrimes, and to conduct Open Source Intelligence Techniques (OSINT) investigations. Through training, Nick had passed on that knowledge and experience in cybercrime cases, and OSINT to law enforcement members.