Chief Murray Rodd Announces Retirement After 35 Years in Policing

From Police Chief Murray Rodd:

At the last Police Services Board meeting I submitted my letter of intent to retire. My last day of work will be June 30, 2018.

By that time I will have completed 35 years of policing, serving 10 years as Chief of Police.
Being a Police Officer is the only job I’ve ever wanted to do. Fifty years ago I was inspired by my Uncle, the Chief of Police of Oshawa at the time, to go into policing as a helping profession. His forage cap has been in my office for my entire term as Chief.

I have had a most fulfilling career and blessed to have had the opportunity to serve for a full 35 years. Serving as Chief has been an exceptional experience. I have been privileged to have served under three Chiefs of Police and four Deputy Chiefs.

As the Chief I’ve approached every aspect of my duties from a team approach, which included three extremely able Deputies and a very talented Executive Team. Together we were able to develop a very effective and efficient Police Service.

It has been an honour to have worked with some of the best police officers, civilians and volunteers in law enforcement. I am extremely proud of their commitment to serving the communities of Peterborough, Lakefield and Cavan Monaghan.

I would like to thank all members, sworn and civilian, for their commitment to duty and cooperation over the last 10 years and through the remainder of my term as Chief.

Respectfully,

Murray C. Rodd
Chief of Police

From the Police Services Board:

October 10th 2017

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Chief Murray Rodd after 35 years of an illustrious career with the Peterborough Police Service. Chief Rodd will officially retire on June 30th 2018 having served as Chief of Police for the last ten years.
Chief Rodd started with the Peterborough Police Service on June 20th 1983 after graduating from the law and security program at Fleming College. He quickly climbed the ranks and on August 15th 2008, after a national search, the Peterborough Lakefield Police Services Board appointed him as Chief of Police.

Under his leadership, numerous award winnings programs were developed, several positions civilianized and the Service achieved clearance rates that are among the highest in the province.

Over the past decade, he has been very active in the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) chairing numerous committees and hosting the annual conference.

Chief Rodd is a distinguished community leader having volunteered with a number of local agencies over the past 35 years such as the United Way, serving as Campaign Chair in 2010, and the Board of Governors at Fleming College, serving as Board Chair from 2007-2011. He also served in the Canadian Forces Reserve for 22 years achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Throughout his career, he’s received numerous awards and accolades. In 2011, he was awarded the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (M.O.M.) from the Governor General of Canada and in 2015 was the recipient of the OACP’s highest honour; the President’s Award.

Chief Rodd is recognized throughout the province for his leadership, dedication to public service and relentless commitment to improving the policing profession in Ontario. We are very fortunate to have such a distinguished and innovative leader. We thank Chief Rodd for his dedication and wish him success, happiness and good health in his retirement. He has served our community and Police Service extremely well.

Thank you

Bob Hall, Chair