Dispatches
The first woman to hold the reins of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is one of the two newest members of the Senate.
Supt. Mitch Yuzdepski has been promoted to deputy chief of support services at Saskatoon Police Service.
Insp. Kevin Lewis, officer in charge of the RCMP Thompson detachment in Manitoba (photo), has handed the reins to Staff Sgt. Brian Edmonds from the Winnipeg RCMP.
RCMP Const. Garrett Dove of North Battleford, Sask., was honoured with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recently by the Governor General of Canada.
Sgt. Marc Searle was a member of the RCMP for over 15 years. “An avid and tenacious volunteer, he spent hundreds of hours doing research to identify unmarked veterans’ graves in a Surrey, B.C. cemetery. He then ensured these graves were honoured with appropriate markers.”
The Governor General of Canada presented RCMP Chief Supt. Jeffery Adam (top photo) and Assistant Commissioner Barbara Fleury (bottom photo) with honours as officers of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in Ottawa.
RCMP Chief Supt. Amanda Jones officially took over as the commanding officer of V-Division, Nunavut Territory, which includes 25 detachments and 185 employees. C/Supt. Jones comes to Nunavut after a two-year appointment in Northwest Territories where she was the Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations (G Division).
Jean-Guy Lalonde, a retired RCMP member, has joined MaestroVision, a provider of video solutions, after retiring from his post as the deputy chief of operations for Quebec’s Kativik Regional Police Force.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police (MVTP) Deputy Chief Officer Barry Kross was invested as a Member in the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette. Kross was recognized for his 30 years of police achievements.
After more than 42 years of leadership in Canadian policing, Owen Sound Police Chief Bill Sornberger will be retiring at the end of December. He has spent 11 years at the helm of the agency.
Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean Michel Blais has announced his intention to retire by March 31, 2019.
Following a 10-month appointment as Stratford’s acting police chief, Gerry Foster has been named as Stratford’s deputy chief of police.
Greg Skinner, a Stratford native whose 31-year career in law enforcement has most recently seen him serve as the Ontario Provincial Police Director of Operations at the West Region headquarters in London, Ont., has been appointed as the new chief of police for Stratford, St. Marys and Perth South.
Police Chief Ian Naylor is retiring from the Amherst Police Department in Nova Scotia after 40 years in policing.
RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud has been appointed Interpol’s Delegate for the Americas during the organization’s general assembly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this week.
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