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October 6, 2016
By Tom Rataj

Bryan Larkin, Chief of the Waterloo Regional Police in Ontario, was made a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces from Governor General David Johnston, in a ceremony held in Ottawa September 16. The Member of the Order of Merit recognizes exceptional service or performance of duty over an extended period, usually at the local or regional/provincial level.

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Clive Weighill, Chief of the Saskatoon Police Service, received the 2016 Gold Medal for Excellence in Public Administration from The Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Saskatchewan Regional Group. Weighill was awarded the medal by Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield in a ceremony held at Government House in Regina on September 20. The award is presented annually to a member of the community that displays distinctive leadership or makes a significant contribution to the field of public administration in Saskatchewan. Weighill was selected for his commitment to community partnerships and the implementation of innovative policing practices in the City of Saskatoon.

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Dan Kinsella has been named the new deputy police chief of the Hamilton Police Service in Ontario. Kinsella has been with the HPS for 30 years and has worked in uniform patrol, emergency response, the training branch and communications. He most recently served as the superintendent in charge of investigative services. Kinsella holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Labour Studies and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, graduated from the Police Leadership Program at Rotman and the FBI National Academy of Quantico, Virginia. He is an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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Robert Fahlman, former RCMP director general, has been hired as an advisor with law enforcement analytics firm Wynyard. He will provide insight to Wynyard on the law enforcement sector. Fahlman was the RCMP Director General – Criminal Intelligence until retiring in 2011 after a 35 year career. In 1992 Fahlman was awarded the Canada 125 medal in recognition of his distinguished service to the Government of Canada, and in 2011 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (O.O.M) by the Governor General.

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William “Chuck” Scanlan has been appointed as the new deputy chief of the LaSalle Police Service. Scanlan began his policing career in 1983 with the Sandwich West Police Service (which later became the LaSalle Police Service). He moved up through the ranks to the position of staff sergeant in 2008, which he held before his promotion to deputy chief. The LaSalle Police Service is located immediately south of Windsor Ontario and employs 36 officers and 18 civilians.