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Dispatches: March/April 2024

April 29, 2024  By Brittani Schroeder

Photo credit: Dolores Harvey / Adobe Stock

Photo: Niagara Regional Police Service

Bill Fordy has been selected as the new Chief of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS). Fordy was previously the Deputy Chief, Support Services, with the NRPS. He officially began his role as Chief on Feb. 1, 2024. Chief Fordy is a 35-year policing veteran. He acted as Deputy Chief with NRPS for six years. Prior to joining NRPS, he served as the RCMP Assistant Commissioner overseeing all operational and administrative matters of policing in the Lower Mainland District (LMD) of British Columbia and five Integrated Units – the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team (IHIT), LMD Emergency Response Team, Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, LMD Integrated Forensic Identification Service and the Police Dog Service.

Photo: Kingston Police Service

Scott Fraser has been permanently appointed chief of Kingston Police Service. Fraser joined the Kingston Police Force in Oct. 2021, as Deputy Chief and was appointed Acting Chief on Jan. 1, 2023. Fraser began his career in policing in Vancouver in 1991 and joined the Brockville police in 1998. In his 23 years there, Fraser served as breathalyzer technician, mountain bike officer, intelligence/drug officer, Sergeant in charge of Criminal Investigations and Inspector in charge of Operations and Support Services, before becoming Chief of Police.

Photo: Timmins Police Service

Daniel Foy has retired as chief of the Timmins Police Service. Foy was appointed in late 2021 and began his time as chief in Feb. 2022. He became chief after 27 years of working at and overseeing various Ontario Provincial Police detachments. “Chief Foy has been a steadfast and dedicated leader, committed to the safety and well-being of the Timmins community,” the Timmins police board said in a news release. “The board extends its deepest appreciation for his service and wishes him a fulfilling retirement.”

Photo: New Westminster Police Department

After more than 30 years of service to the City of New Westminster, Chief Constable Dave Jansen has announced his retirement effective June 28, 2024. Chief Constable Jansen assumed the role in June 2020. During his four years as Chief, Jansen steered the New Westminster Police Department through periods of change. Under his leadership, the police department prioritized staff wellness, setting the bar for officer safety during the COVID-19 pandemic with a ground-breaking deployment model. Additionally, Chief Jansen oversaw the department join new integrated teams, and the creation of the NWPD Communications Operations Centre.


Photo: Toronto Police Service

Photo: Toronto Police Service

The Durham Regional Police Services Board has announced that Toronto Police Service Supt. Chris Kirkpatrick and former Acting Deputy Chief Kim Yeandle have been selected as the next Deputy Chiefs of the Durham Regional Police Service, effective Jan. 9. “They bring over six decades of policing experience, and we know that that their knowledge and skills will help the DRPS address crime and safety issues and promote a positive, productive and inclusive workplace,” said Chair of the Board, Shaun Collier. Both Kirkpatrick and Yeandle look forward to supporting Chief Moreira and members of the service.

Photo: Peterborough Police Service

The Peterborough Police Service has selected Jamie Hartnett as the next Deputy Chief. Hartnett joined the Peterborough Police Service in 2001 and brings 23 years of policing to his new role. He was previously the Acting Staff Inspector and stepped into his new role on Jan. 9. “I have had the opportunity to work closely with Hartnett this past year and we will continue to work closely together to support the men and women of the Peterborough Police Service as well as the community,” said Chief Stu Betts.

Photo: Sault Ste. Marie Police Service

Brent Duguay will be the next Deputy Chief of Police for the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. With nearly 30 years of experience with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, Duguay has worked extensively on major investigations, including Joint Forces Operations involving drugs and organized crime with other police agencies across the province.

Photo: Barrie Police Service

After 35 years in policing, Barrie Police Service Deputy Chief R. Wyllie Allan has announced his upcoming retirement. Deputy Chief Allan’s policing career began with the Toronto Police Service in 1989 before joining the Barrie Police Service in May 2000. In Barrie, Deputy Chief Allan worked in various roles, including courts, media, the downtown High Enforcement Action Team – HEAT, communications, corporate support, professional standards, and executive services.

Photo: Grande Prairie Police Service

Greg Redl has been officially sworn in as the second Superintendent of the Grande Prairie Police Service (GPPS). Supt. Redl joined GPPS following a 21-year career with the RCMP, finishing in the City of Grande Prairie as an Inspector. He will oversee the Service & Community Support Brand, including recruiting, training, Community Police Officers, detachment municipal employees, IT, fleet, uniforms, equipment and the policing portion of the future integrated dispatch centre.

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