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Our Team


Giuseppe (Joe) Galati

Retired - Sergeant Toronto Police Service
Training and Education - Police Vehicle Operations 

Giuseppe Galati served with the Toronto Police Service for 35 years and was last assigned as the Supervisor of Police Vehicle Operations where they conducted training in:


  • Suspect Apprehension PursuitMotorcycle Training

  • Bicycle Training

  • Remedial Driver Training

  • Defensive Driving

to name a few. 

Joe has also served in other capacities during his career including as a supervisor in one of the cities busiest divisions, collision investigations including hit and run, motorcycle patrol/ traffic enforcement. 
He was also a breathalyzer technician conducting over 800 tests lending itself to taking impaired driver off of our highways. 

Joe was seconded to the Ontario Police College for a period of 3 years conducting training  in many aspects of the law, officer safety and Police Vehicle Operations. 

Joe has accumulated several  certifications related to policing including driver training for which he is passionate. 


Hugh G. Smith

Retired - Constable Toronto Police Service
Traffic Services, Communications/ Safety Programs Officer

Hugh Smith served with the Toronto Police Service for 30 years; last assigned to Traffic Services, as a Media Relations / Safety Programs officer.

He was assigned to the Toronto Police Training and Education Unit, as a Police Vehicle Operations Instructor, for 15 years, also serving as a Police Constable in uniform patrol for ten years.

Hugh Smith has an abundance of credentials in Driver training, inclusive of bicycles and motorcycles, to high performance police interceptor courses.
Hugh has also received various lifetime achievement awards in traffic safety, recognized by the Ministry of Transportation, and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.


Al Kuzenko

Retired – Sergeant Ontario Provincial Police

Al has dedicated and spent more than the last 10 years of his policing career to the investigation of vehicle crashes that involved only life altering injuries or death. Many of these crashes could have been prevented or their impact minimized and families not destroyed if the involved drivers had possessed more skill, experience or had received better training. 
“Any opportunity drivers have, from young to elderly, to take professional defensive driver training should take it. Whether learning skills for the first time or reinforcing training taken decades ago, there is something for everyone to learn. Take the time to invest in yourself and learn defensive driving skills to enjoy the driving experience and travel safely on our ever more busy and congested roadways.”


Ben Estrada

Master Trainer  Canada Safety Council
Instructor Trainer #13863
MTO Driver Instructor Trainer #SL-3-04-02

Ben Estrada has been training since 1992 as a Ministry of Transportation instructor both in-vehicle and in-class, since 1995 Ben has ben training as an instructor trainer for many programs including Train the Trainer for Canada Safety Council, Instructor Trainer for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Master Trainer for Natural Resources of Canada, just to name a few.

Ben has been involved and has led the creation of defensive driving curriculum for experience drivers and new drivers, at the present time one of the curricula (approved be the Ministry of Transportation) is being used in 94 driving school across Ontario. 

Ben is passionate about preparing instructors and drivers with the knowledge, skills and the proper attitude to be effective instructors as well as to be safe drivers on the road. 


Joshua Estrada

MTO Driver Instructor – #061902887
Canada Safety Council Instructor Trainer – #23677

Joshua Estrada has been a certified Ministry of Transportation in-class and in-car instructor since 2019 with Brisa Driving School Inc. He is also a Canada Safety Council certified instructor trainer for the DDC, PDIC, and 55 Alive courses. With an honours in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph, and a diploma in Police Foundations from Humber College, Joshua has appropriated the research skills needed to dissect, assess, and evaluate the changes in traffic law that have and are occurring.

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