Bryan MacCulloch takes reins at Niagara Regional Police
The Niagara Police Services Board has appointed Bryan MacCulloch as the next Chief of Police and Brett Flynn as the new Deputy Chief of Police of the Niagara Regional Police Service.
MacCulloch has over 32 years of policing under his belt and served most recently as the deputy chief of operational services, where he provided oversight to over 650 frontline uniform officers and detectives.
“This is a tremendously positive step forward for our organization. He is an accomplished police leader with exceptional law enforcement experience,” said Bob Gale, chair of the Niagara Police Services Board. “At the same time, he is innovative and progressive, with a keen sense of awareness of the need to ensure that the police engage and respond to the community in an inclusive, fair and collaborative manner.”
Chief MacCulloch said that “as a life-long resident of Niagara, I am truly honoured and proud” to be the service’s ninth chief.
“We have a dedicated team of just over 1,000 sworn officers and civilian members. I am very excited to be given this opportunity and I look forward to working with Deputy Chief Bill Fordy, Deputy Chief Brett Flynn and all of the women and men of the Service, who I know are committed to delivering the highest quality of public safety to our community,” MacCulloch said.
Flynn is a 27-year veteran of policing and currently sits on the board of director of Victim Services Niagara. He joined NRPS in 1990 and has held a number of senior positions.
“Deputy Chief Flynn is a highly motivated, forward-thinking law enforcement professional who brings creativity and enthusiasm to the job,” Gale added. “His contributions will be invaluable as we continue to work on transforming the police service to address the needs of members and better serve the community.”