Drazen Manojlovic is the Director of the Planning Research and Audit Section, where he provides leadership and direction in Departmental policy research and development, strategic and organizational planning, and audits.
He was born in the former Yugoslavia and immigrated to Hamilton, Ontario in 1971.
Mr. Manojlovic completed an honours bachelor’s degree in urban geography from McMaster University in 1989, as well as a master’s degree in urban geography form Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in 1994. His master’s thesis focused on an assessment of the public perception of community policing principles in Halton Region.
His civilian policing career began with the Hamilton Police Service in 1992, where he worked as a research analyst / planner. Two years later, he moved to the Waterloo Regional Police Service as a research analyst / planner in the Research & Planning Branch.
In 2004, he became a Standards Development Officer in the Policing Standards Section of Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, where he conducted policy analysis. He concluded his career with the Government of Ontario as the Acting Manager of the Policing Standards Section.
Prior to his managerial appointment, Mr. Manojlovic was seconded as a Police Services Advisor to conduct ministry inspections of municipal police services. He conducted inspections in the areas of property and evidence control, pursuits, supervision, communications and dispatch, and use of force. He also led two special reviews of municipal police service compliance with ministry guidelines on counter-terrorism and communicable diseases.