Western University announced the appointment today of Daniel Redmond, as Director of its Campus Community Police Service. Redmond, who recently retired after more than 30 years with the Ontario Provincial Police, was most recently Chief Superintendent and Regional Commander, East Region for the OPP, supervising 1,200 uniform and civilian members, while overseeing a $110 million budget.
Earlier this year, Redmond was the OPP’s Senior Officer in charge for the 2016 North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa, directing the work of over 2000 officers and staff. His international experience includes acting as Senior Advisor to the Chief of a United Nations mission investigating terrorist activity in Beirut.
Redmond will become Director-Elect at Western on October 11, 2016, taking over from John Carson, who will retire as Director on December 31, 2016.
“Dan has shown himself to be an exceptional leader, committed to safety and security and has proven abilities to develop strong relationships with his teams, his colleagues, and other agencies,” said Gitta Kulczycki, Western’s Vice-President (Resources & Operations). “We are delighted that he has agreed to lead our Campus Community Police Service and know he will help us continue Western’s strong history of providing a safe and welcoming place to study, work and live.”
Western’s Campus Community Police Service has a staff of 28 and is involved in activities that include patrols, response, crime prevention, emergency management and fire safety. The Campus Police Service has a rich history of working together with the London Police Service to provide a safe and secure environment on Western’s campus and in the London community.
“On behalf of the London Police Service I would like to congratulate Dan in his new role,” said London Police Chief John Pare. “He brings vast policing experience to this position and has much to offer Western Police, as well as our community. We look forward to continuing the strong working relationship between London Police Service and Western Police as he assumes his new role. We wish him all the best.”
Redmond has a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree – Justice Studies from the University of Guelph and a Law and Security Enforcement Diploma from Seneca College. He holds the Ontario Police Exemplary Medal, the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Thirty-Year Exemplary Service Award.
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