Dispatches
The OACP has appointed Jeff McGuire as its new executive director, replacing Ron Bain, who is retiring after 11 years in the role.
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) welcomes incoming president Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood, who takes the reins from Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin.
OACP has named Chief Jennifer Evans as the 2018 recipient of the OACP President’s Award of Merit, the association’s highest award. The President’s Award of Merit recognizes an OACP member who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and support to the association.
Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer will continue to lead the department after the police board announced an extension to his contract by three years, to May 2023.
York Regional Police Const. Adam Bosomworth and police service dog Luke have been partners for six years, partaking in memorable calls such as locating three missing children from a group home, and now Luke is ready to roll into retirement.
Insp. Mark Mitchell has become the new chief of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, following the retirement of Chief John Hagarty this summer.
The Peterborough Police Service has Scott Gilbert at its helm as its ninth chief of police, taking over from Murray Rodd. Gilbert was most recently a Toronto Police Service superintendent.
Hugh Stevenson is the new chief of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.
Mike Serr will be Abbotsford Police Department’s (APD) next chief constable, starting this October.
The executive board of FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) announced the appointment of Johnnie Adams, Chief of Police for the Santa Monica College Police Department during the annual training conference in Quebec City on July 24, 2018. Chief Adams succeeds now past president Scott Dumas, Chief of Police for the Rowley Police Department in Rowley, Mass.
Const. Jean Juneau with the RCMP Cornwall detachment received the Professional Road Safety Award from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on June 12, 2018, after being nominated by members of various community groups such as the "Comité d'action régional pour la sécurité" (CARS) for his “dynamic and unique” approach to addressing the dangers of driving distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Calgary Police Service is honouring the memory of Const. Sarah Onofrychuk, who was an active member when she passed away this past spring from a stroke at the age of 36.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is honouring the memory of Ruby Tobin, who was an RNC employee for 27 years and passed away earlier this year after a courageous battle with cancer.
The Kiwanis Club of Edmonton - Oil Capital has named Edmonton Police Const. Michael Zacharuk as their Top Cop for 2017.
Sgt. Dave Rektor is retiring from the OPP’s west region.

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