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Police leader of the year leads by example

Mar 08 2012 MARKHAM - York Regional Police (YRP) Detective Sergeant Duncan MacIntyre has been selected as Blue Line Magazine's Police Leader for 2011. A four member panel of judges selected MacIntyre from a slate of nine candidates from across Canada. He was chosen by consensus in the first round of deliberations.

MacIntyre is a 24-year YRP veteran and well recognized leader. Nominators stated he is a gritty "get the job done" kind of cop who has earned respect from colleagues in his own and surrounding police services.

A team leader with many joint forces operations, MacIntyre has a reputation of leaving his shoulder patch at the door. He believes in and has always worked with a team spirit and shares goals with others, leading by example and always ready to share his knowledge, nominators said.


March 8, 2012
By Corrie Sloot

Mar 08 2012
MARKHAM – York Regional Police (YRP) Detective Sergeant Duncan MacIntyre has been selected as Blue Line Magazine’s Police Leader for 2011. A four member panel of judges selected MacIntyre from a slate of nine candidates from across Canada. He was chosen by consensus in the first round of deliberations.

MacIntyre is a 24-year YRP veteran and well recognized leader. Nominators stated he is a gritty “get the job done” kind of cop who has earned respect from colleagues in his own and surrounding police services.

A team leader with many joint forces operations, MacIntyre has a reputation of leaving his shoulder patch at the door. He believes in and has always worked with a team spirit and shares goals with others, leading by example and always ready to share his knowledge, nominators said.

One officer noted that he began working with MacIntyre as a new member of the squad and heard he was a legend. Since it was his first foray into a detective office, he felt considerable angst and trepidation. “Dunc was very welcoming and very approachable,” he explained.

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“Whenever I had a question or problem his door was always open and he made every effort to help me grow my investigative skills. His work ethic can only be admired and seldom copied as he works harder than any officer I’ve met, putting in countless hours around the clock.”

Many have pointed out that MacIntyre believes in life-long learning. He regularly meets with officers to talk over their personal goals and follows up by searching out training opportunities to support those goals.

Officers consistently commented on his focus and commitment to meeting project goals and objectives. He is available at any time to receive updates or address problems. Amazingly, his dedication to the job has not impacted his family. They are a top priority, according to his wife, also a YRP officer.

“Leadership in policing takes on many descriptors and Det/Sgt. McIntyre epitomizes most of them.” said retired RCMP Comm. Beverley Busson, one of the judges. “His courage and vision, combined with his generous character, make his selection a great choice, although all the candidates for this prestigious award are outstanding leaders in their own services.”

Another judge, retired YRP Chief Armand P. La Barge, said he had the pleasure of knowing and working with MacIntyre. “Duncan has a passion for policing and his hard work and dedication have earned him the respect and admiration of police officers from all across Ontario. I want to congratulate him on being the recipient of the 2011 Blue Line Magazine Police Leadership Award. It is a very prestigious and well deserved honour.”

Judge coordinator Robert Lunney pointed out that all the nominees were remarkable for their diversity and quality. MacIntyre “leads by example, focuses on team goals and objectives and is recognized as a leader among his peers. His reputation as a gritty ‘get the job done’ investigator has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues.”

MacIntyre “has truly demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to service through deeds, resulting in a measurable benefit to his peers, York Regional Police and his community,” said Morley Lymburner, publisher of Blue Line Magazine, the award sponsor.

“We were pleased to have such a fine array of candidates this year. This years high calibre of applicants certainly makes the selection process harder but also reflects upon the esteem with which the final recipient can be held.”

MacIntyre will be received at an awards ceremony April 24 at 4:30 PM at the Blue Line Trade Show and Training event at the LeParc Conference Centre in Markham.