Staff Sergeant Bassey Osagie
Bassey Osagie attended York University Toronto, Canada and graduated with a bachelor degree in Business Administration (1999).
Bassey joined the Toronto Police Service in June 1998 as a part-time court officer assigned to the Ontario Superior Court as a member of the security team for judges, crown prosecutors, prisoners and members of the public.
He was hired as a police recruit in December 2000 and graduated from the Ontario Police College in April 2001. He was elevated to 4th class Police Constable in May 2001 and then first-class Police Constable in 2004.
He was then assigned to 32 Division where he served in the Primary Response Unit, Alternative Response Unit, Community Response Unit, Divisional Warrant Officer, Detective Constable in the Major Crime Unit and the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
He has also served in the Street Violence Task Force, Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (T.A.V.I.S), Human Resources Management (Background Investigation of Candidate) and as a Detective in the elite Homicide Squad.
He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant/Detective in 2011 making him the highest-ranking Nigerian born police officer with the Toronto Police Service.
Following his promotion, he was assigned to 12 Division where he served as a road Supervisor and a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Bureau responsible for Divisional investigation of Financial Crimes, Assault, Youth Violence, Gun Violence, frauds, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Robberies and other criminal offences.
He was the Supervisory Officer assigned to the Divisional Policing Support Unit (2014 – 2018 – DPSU). DPSU is responsible for Toronto Police Community Outreach, Youth Programs, Countering Violence Extremism, Focus Situation Table, Auxiliary Programs, Threat Assessments and School Lockdown. He is the Toronto Police Service Representative at the Toronto Youth Cabinet at City Hall.
He is currently the Acting Staff Sergeant and Platoon Commander in 32 Division – B platoon. He is responsible for approximately 250 officers working out of the Priority Response Unit. Officers are responsible for 911 calls for service, responding to calls from citizens regarding Robberies, Sexual Assault, Emotional Disturbed Persons, Financial Crime/Fraud and other related criminal offences.
Staff Sergeant Bassey Osagie is a recipient of over sixteen (16) Unit Commander Awards, St John’s Ambulance Lifesaving Award, Vigor Volunteer of the Year Award, Canada @150 Citizen Award, Commendations and Community Award of Excellence by the Baptist Methodist Church, TINFF Awards of Excellence Community Service, Abedorc Life Time Achievement Award.
He is also a recipient of the 2015 Black History Month Community Award by then Ontario Premier, Dalton McGuinty.
Bassey is also a Senior Consultant with BAS Business Solutions, specializing in Security Services in the area of VIP protection for senior government officials and public figures. He is a seasoned expert in Community Policing with over 20 years of policing experience in different areas of the Toronto Police Service. He has designed and implemented community outreach programs that have helped to build and sustain the relationship between the Toronto Police Service and various communities.
Bassey Osagie is currently the President and CEO of Uhi Security Services with offices in Toronto Canada, Lagos Nigeria and Abuja Nigeria.
He is happily married and blessed with children.