Dispatches
Insp. Paula M. Walsh has retired from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary after 33 and a half years of service. She has been appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Enforcement, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Toronto Police Staff Sgt. Adrianne Johnstone is leaving for the private sector after 25 years of policing. First hired with the Ontario Provincial Police in 1995, she then moved to the Toronto Police Service (TPS) in 2001 where she helped design and implement a new standard by combining the major crime unit with the community response unit (now known as the Neighbourhood Safety Team). Her last tenure with TPS was running both the operational and administrative side of the marine unit. 
Chris Barratt is the interim national president for the International Police Association - Canada Section (IPA Canada). Denis Nadeau has resigned due to health challenges. Barratt is also the president of IPA Canada, Region 2.
Alex Vacca has been promoted to the rank of deputy sheriff in Portage la Prairie, Man., with the Central Plains District of the Government of Manitoba (Detachment 2IC). His roles include judicial policing and enforcement of court orders.
Peterborough Police Service Chief Murray Rodd will be retiring on June 30, 2018, after 10 years in the role.
John Bates, the 25th chief of the Saint John Police Force, has announced his intention to retire this spring.
Insp. Edmund Oates is now a superintendent and will lead Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s Operational Patrol Services Division in the NEA region (Northeast Avalon).
The Ontario Chiefs of Police Association welcomes Antje McNeely, deputy chief at Kingston Police, and Chief Shawn Devine of North Bay Police Service to its board of directors.
Perth County OPP Sgt. Greg Wilson retired after 32 years in policing, 20 of them with the OPP in Perth County. He started as a patrol officer in South Porcupine, near Timmins, Ont.
Steve Graham has retired from the board of police commissioners for the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Darren Strongman has been appointed as deputy chief of the Port Hope Police Service (PHPS).
Sgt. Michael Elliott is the new president of the Edmonton Police Association.
Deputy Chief Lee MacArthur (photo) has retired from Brockville Police Service along with Const. Robert Ferguson and civilian staff member Deena Shaw.
After a 36-year-old career in policing, Deputy Chief Jeff Bent is retiring from the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS).
Michael Bellai has been appointed as the Chief of the Saugeen Shores Police Service.
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