Matthew Hall (BA) is a detective constable with the Greater Sudbury Police Service. He is considered an expert on policing drugs and participated in an intensive undercover operation that resulted in the largest drug bust in city's history. A sports fan, he coaches tyke football, and since he was a teenager, has volunteered as a hockey coach and official.
Q: What motivates you?
A: Life in general. It starts with having a great wife and family, then being able to work in a profession I love. And it finishes with being involved in the community through coaching youth in sports and seeing them grow as athletes and people.
Q: If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
A: Mike Pinball Clemens has done a lot for Canadian football and our youth. He is an ambassador for football in this country and a great motivational speaker.
Q: What do you enjoy about living in Northern Ontario?
A: I love being able to go out and enjoy a weekend of camping with not having to drive very far. I like there is not the hustle and bustle of major city, and I know most people when I walk around town.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I always wanted to be a police officer. When I was six or seven, my picture was in the newspaper handcuffing a kid at school during Crime Week. Then in high school, I started taking law classes. At university I majored in law, and in college I studied police foundations.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: I enjoy spending time and travelling with my wife, Kristin. She is my best friend and the most caring and understanding person I know.