Xpolice Hamiton - About Us

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Steve Petersen - Owner/Operator of Hamilton X-Police 30 years Police experience

 Steve started his Policing career in 1986 serving 3 years in Durham Region before coming to Hamilton in 1989. Steve continued to serve in several areas of the Hamilton Police service which included: front line patrol, started up the bicycle unit, marine unit, lockup (custody), weekend and holiday court sergeant, traffic officer and motorcycle officer. Steve was also trained as a commercial motor vehicle enforcement officer to inspect medium and large trucks, bus and other commercial motor vehicle.  Steve holds a commercial motor vehicle licence and a motorcycle license. This helps in his current practice as he has operated all types of vehicles and understands the dynamics of commercial motor vehicles.  While serving as a Police officer Steve also was the head instructor for Police foundations for several years. Steve continues to lecture in Police related matters.   In 2016 Steve retired from policing and did not miss a beat! Steve immediately started practicing as a paralegal specializing in traffic matters. Steve is licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada but relies heavily on his background in policing. Understanding how police operations work and investigating matters is the key to his success. In a very short time Steve has become a very dominating and well-known figure in the Hamilton courts. In October of 2017 Steve took over as owner and operator of the 2 Hamilton X-Police locations. This is an excellent fit for him and Steve enjoys advocating for his clients in court.    

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Aynsley Petersen - Owner/Operator of Hamilton X-Police Licenced Paralegal

 Aynsley graduated from Ontario College of Health & Technology in 2010 in Police foundations. Upon graduating Aynsley became licensed in the security field and  as a private investigator. While practicing in the field of private investigation she opened her own firm. Aynsley continues to own and operate her private investigation firm and manage field operations. 

 Aynsley holds a commercial motor vehicle licence. Yes, she can drive a truck! This helps in her new venture of becoming a licensed paralegal and can help Steve even further in their practice.  In October of 2017, Aynsley took over management and ownership of the 2 Hamilton X-Police locations. This gives her the opportunity to work with clients and understand their needs.   

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Downtown Office Manager

BA in Psychology & Criminology/Licensed Paralegal

Ingrid graduated from Brock University in 2015 with a major in Psychology and a Minor in Criminology. Ingrid then attended Mohawk College and graduated from the Paralegal program with Honours in April of 2017.
Ingrid wrote her licensing exam and passed in August of 2017 and was licensed shortly after.

Ingrid started off at XPolice Hamilton during her placement and met Steve Petersen at court. Through her hard work and passion for the field she impressed Steve and ultimately was hired on full time at XPolice Hamilton in October of 2017.  

Ingrid splits her time between the office and Hamilton court. She is known and well liked in Hamilton court. Ingrid continues to learn new things to develop in the field and is passionate about what she does. She enjoys working with clients and is understanding of their needs.


Ian bingham - Criminal lawyer

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About Ian Bingham

Ian’s first foray in Defence was in the Intelligence Branch of the Canadian Forces, deploying domestically and to the Middle East before retiring after 10 years of service as a Commissioned Lieutenant (Navy/Marine). After graduating from the French Common Law Programme at the University of Moncton in 2014, Ian articled in Ottawa before starting a Criminal Defence firm in Hamilton, Ontario. Ian resides in Grimsby and is an advocate for his Community and his clients, relying on trial experience in both Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice to achieve success in the Courtroom. Fields of experience include Assaults, Impaired driving, Drug and Firearms charges. Ian is proud to work hand in hand with Steve Petersen and the team at X-Police to get the best results possible for Traffic and Driving offences under the Criminal Code of Canada

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Hamilton Mountain - Consultant & Operations Manager Greg Zafirides

31 years police experience

Greg started with the Hamilton Police Service in 1988 and retired on Dec 31st2019 after 31 years of service.

During his career, Greg served in uniform patrol, core and bicycle patrol, as an acting supervisor, as a scenes of crime officer, and as a traffic enforcement officer.

The last five years of Greg’s career was spent assigned to the Divisional Safety Office where responsibilities included traffic enforcement, personal injury collision investigation, and commercial motor vehicle enforcement. 

While serving with the Hamilton Police Service, Greg was trained in the following:

  • Collision      investigation.
  • Commercial      motor vehicle enforcement.
  • As      motorcycle and ATV officer.
  • As a Radar      and Lidar speed detection operator.
  • As a      Scenes of Crime Officer.
  • As Crisis      Intervention Team (C.I.T) member.

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