To kick-off Police Week 2018 on Monday May 14, 2018 Dr. Hugh C. Russell was presented as the first Honorary Police Chief of the Peterborough Police Service.
Dr. Russell is a Ph.D. and Social Psychologist with international experience in nation building and social development. He has consulted with provincial governments and major police leaders throughout Canada providing leading edge and best practises related to crime prevention through social development and engagement.
He has contributed significantly to the Strategy for Safer Ontario, elevated Risk Situation Tables and to the Community Engagement Model which will be foundational for the new Police Services Act.
We have chosen Dr. Russell for this honour to recognize him for his significant contributions to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and policing in Ontario as a body of work.
The Honorary Police Chief appointment carries on the tradition derived from the Honorary Colonel role associated to the Canadian Forces. Other Police Services that have named an Honorary Chief include the Toronto Police Service, the OPP, York Regional Police and Peel Police.
NHL Alum John Druce was made our Service’s first Honorary Constable for his contributions to the annual Pedal For Hope Campaign.