Carson brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, including all aspects of day-to-day policing, executive management, incident command, multi-agency projects and strategic planning.
Prior to assuming the role of Director, Carson served two years as Operations Leader for the Campus Police following a career with the Ontario Provincial Police culminating in the position of OPP Deputy Commissioner for Ontario.
“Western is very fortunate to have John leading our Campus Community Police Service,” said Gitta Kulczycki, Western’s Vice-President (Resources & Operations). “During his two years at Western, John has developed a deep appreciation for the diverse issues that impact students, faculty and staff as well as what is required to provide a safe and productive learning and working environment.”
Western’s Campus Community Police Service has a staff of 30 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.
“John Carson’s appointment will further strengthen the strong relationship between Western University and the London Police Service,” said London Police Chief Bradley Duncan. “Our community has benefited from the professional service provided by the Western Campus Community Police and I am confident that John’s vision will provide for much continued success.”
Carson has received significant awards and honours including Officer of the Order of Merit from the Governor General of Canada, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and Canadian Police Exemplary Service Medal.