After 14 years as a Constable in the Toronto Police Service, Clarence Pitterson now dedicates himself to teaching high school students through the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Gaining experience in community and youth education while a member of the Toronto Police Service, Clarence Pitterson teaches law, world issues, geography, and history. A trained specialist in religious studies and special education, he has worked in the classroom since 2006.
In 1991, Clarence Pitterson graduated from York University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. In 2006, he returned to York University and obtained his Bachelor of Education. Clarence Pitterson also earned a Human Resources Management Certificate from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. A skilled orator, Clarence Pitterson received a certificate from the Rogan School for Presentation Skills in 2004 and completed a negotiation course with the Toronto Police Service.
Before his time as a teacher, Clarence Pitterson served in different units of the Toronto Police Service. A highly trained and capable officer, Clarence Pitterson was part of the Emergency Task Force. In this capacity, Clarence Pitterson was responsible for many assignments, including participation in the security detail for Lincoln Alexander, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Clarence Pitterson also protected the community through positions in the Gang, Tactical Team, Plain Clothes, and Community Response units.
While serving with the Toronto Police Service, Clarence Pitterson emphasized community involvement, youth support, and social awareness by securing guest speakers for classroom visits and leading fundraisers. Clarence Pitterson acted as part of the Community Safety division’s Crime Stoppers unit, and in 2004, he represented the Toronto Police Service at the Crime Stoppers International Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. An authority on youth violence, Clarence Pitterson earned an invitation to participate in a provincial investigative panel seeking legislative solutions to school violence.
Clarence Pitterson gives back to his community by serving on the board of the Sancta Maria House women’s shelter, assisting in the management of the organization's daily operations and services.