Joined the OPP on Feb 1973 served in Sturgeon Falls, Dubreuilville (one man detachment), Midland, Dubreuilville (again!), Sudbury, Sudbury DHQ Crime Unit as the first DIC, promoted to Corporal in Crime Unit, promoted to Sergeant in Hearst, Staff Sergeant in Hearst, North Bay DHQ, Sturgeon Falls (again), Mattawa, Belleville DHQ, promoted to Inspector at Burlington DHQ, promoted to Superintendent at North Bay RHQ Retired in 2003. Managed Securitas Branch in Sudbury 2003-2009. Married to my Silent Partner Suzanne since 1967. We have 4 children ( Jeannine Grassie recently retired from OPP and Mike is Chief Superintendent at NorthEast Region HQ, 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. We live in Sturgoen Falls. Joined OPP Vets Assoc in 2002 Presently Secretary of Chapter 12 North Bay
Englehart 12N, Prince Edward 9, Belleville TRU East Region, RegionalERT Coordintor East Region, Aboriginal Critical Incident Coordintor FSB / GHQ, Commander Emergency Response Teams FSB / GHQ
Born in Edmonton, Alberta. Both of my parents grew up on farms in Western Canada. As a youth I lived in the following communities: Goose Bay, Labrador; Red Lake and Hearst, Ontario; Edmonton and High Prairie, Alberta. Graduate of Confederation College, Thunder Bay. Commenced working as a Civilian Communications Operator for the OPP in Hearst, May, 1977. Transferred to North Bay DHQ Comm Center 1990. CPIC Unit from 1997 to 2000. Promoted to Senior Communications Operator 2000. Retired April of 2010. Married with 3 children. Was at one time heavily involved in curling and have the level 1 Ice Making Technician Certificate.
I joined the OPP as a civilian in 1970 and retired in 2004. During my 33 years, I worked as an Administrative Assistant in several areas, including the Office of the Commissioner, Staff Services, and Field Divisions. I ended my career as a researcher/writer in the Corporate Communications Bureau. I worked at three General HQs, 125 Lakeshore, 90 Harbour St, and 777 Memorial Ave, Orillia.
I have been a member of the OPP Veterans' Association since my retirement in 2004. Shortly after joining Chapter 18, I became the secretary-treasurer. I recently relocated to Hamilton and transferred membership to Chapter 3 Burlington
I was also involved in the administration of the OPP Youth Foundation for several years.
Police career began in July 1965 with The RCMP. Joined OPP three years later and posted to Sudbury and Chapleau, Kapuskasing and Smooth Rock Falls before moving to the Fergus Police Services in the mid 1970s. Duties included general police tasks, breathalyzer tech, community Officer (Elmer program) and some ident in Fergus. Married Alma in Kapuskasing in 1969.
Active with community and service clubs. Joined Lions International while in Smooth Rock Falls and still active member presently. Started driving busses of all kinds after retirement in 1998 and became a driving instructor with signing authority with the Ministry of Transportation and also a consultant to the bus industry in manners of compliance.
Joined the OPPVA in Guelph and became Secretary/Treasurer of that Chapter in 2006 up to the present.
Recipient of the Governor General of Canada Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in 2017
986-2004 - Teletype Operator/Signal Operator Canadian Armed Forces, served in Ottawa, Alert NWT, Lahr Germany, Brunssum The Netherlands.
2004-2005 - Communication Operator Provincial CommCenter Smiths Falls
2005-2006 - Switchboard supervisor Prime Minister's Office
2006-2008 - Administration Clerk/Finance Clerk Drake
2008-present - Court Room Clerk/Registrar Ministry of the Attorney General in Cornwall
Legion member and volunteer weekly
Member of the OPPVA Chapter Cornwall since 2010, and have been chapter secretary since joining
Member of Chapter 2 London
Married my wife Janet in 1965. After teaching school in Clinton, joined the OPP in July 1966 and was transferred to Lindsay. Duties included general police tasks, Community Safety Officer; and Auxiliary Liaison Officer and In-service Training Officer at Peterborough DHQ. While at Lindsay, was President for Lindsay Optimist Club and Lieutenant Governor for Optimist International. Has three children born in Lindsay.
Seconded to Ontario Police College in 1976 and became permanent staff in 1977. Taught several different courses including Police Management Training. Seconded to Solicitor General’s Office as the Crime Prevention Officer for Ontario. Retired in 1994. Received Coach of the Year in Minor Hockey and Minor Ball.
After retirement, was Special Security for the Toronto Blue Jays. Moved to London and was District Coordinator for London Senior Games and President of Huff N’Puff Seniors Fitness Association. Joined the OPPVA Chapter # 2 London in 2003 and served in the positions of Director of Elgin County, Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman.
1987 Coboconk; 1988 NW Patrol; 1990 Kenora Ident; 1993 Sgt. South Porcupine Ident; 1996 Kenora Comm Centre; 2001 Cochrane; 2001 Nottawasaga; 2002 NAPS Support Unit; 2005 Seconded OPC; 2007 Academy; 2008 First Nations Bureau; 2012 Afghanistan (Civ-Pol Mission); 2013 Aboriginal Policing Bureau; 2014 Academy; 2016 S/Sg5 Comm Safety Serv; 2018 Ukraine, Civ-Pol Mission
Five years OPP – Chatham, Forest, Grand Bend and Merlin
Twenty-Seven years RCMP – Manitoba and Ontario. Limited Duration Posting, Highway Patrol, Drug Section (Winnipeg and Toronto West), Commercial Crime, Intelligence, Federal Enforcement, Data Base Management.
Member OPP Veterans’ Association, RCMP Veterans’ Association, International Police Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 114 Oakville and Probus Club of Old Oakville.
Volunteer – Oakville Milton Humane Society