Police Services Board Chair Doug Moffatt and Regional Chair Roger Anderson introduced our Service's fifth police chief - Vernon White - at a ceremony at Headquarters this morning.
The 46-year-old White was serving as Assistant Commissioner, National Police Services with the RCMP and has been in the policing business for 24 years.
Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, he has extensive experience in investigative and supervisory positions. From 1992 to 1995 he was the primary investigator for the Giant Mine investigation involving the murder of nine miners in Yellowknife. Between 1994 and 1996 he was the Sergeant in Charge of Community Policing for the Northwest Territories.
He has a diploma in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management.
He begins his role as Chief Designate on Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 and will take his Oath of Membership at the PSB meeting on Sept. 12th. A Change of Command Ceremony will take place at a date and time to be announced.
New Chief's thumbnail (JPG file, 53.3K bytes)
Chief Designate Vernon White (JPG file, 168.5K bytes)
Police Services Board New Chief Announcement (PDF file, 30.1K bytes)
New Chief's Biography (PDF file, 34.8K bytes)
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