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Greater Sudbury Police Service

Chief Pedersen has more than 35 years of exceptional police experience and is well regarded for his contribution to police education.

Chief Pedersen holds a Master of Public Administration from Western University, a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, and is a graduate of executive leadership programs from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, the National Police Improvement Agency in the United Kingdom, and the Senior Management Institute for Police through the Police Executive Research Forum in the United States.

Chief Pedersen holds the Certified Municipal Manager Police Executive Level 3 Designation and an Executive Diploma in Management Level 7 through the Chartered Management Institute.  He is the proud recipient of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

Paul became the Chief of the Greater Sudbury Police Service in 2014 and continues to be a proponent for change and innovation.  He is a strong advocate for community policing and Sudbury’s full circle approach to community safety and wellbeing.

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Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique, M.O.M., SBStj. MA, CMM III

York Regional Police Service

Appointed to deputy chief of administration in 2011 and then deputy chief of operations in 2014, Deputy Chief Thomas Carrique began his York Regional Police career more than two decades earlier in 1990. He has worked in a plethora of roles across the organization, including Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Investigative Services, Traffic, Marine, Public Order and was seconded to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Criminal Intelligence Services Ontario.

Before joining the Executive Command Team as the deputy chief of administration, Deputy Chief Carrique served as superintendent of Staff Services. He also spent time as officer-in-charge of the Organized Crime Bureau, and as Special Investigation Unit liaison officer.

The Deputy Chief holds a certificate in terrorism studies from Scotland’s University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is a graduate of the National Policing Improvement Agency’s International Commanders Program and the United States Department of Justice Drug Unit Commanders Academy. He earned a masters degree in leadership and training, with a specialty in justice and public safety, from Royal Roads University. He also earned a Certified Municipal Manager III police executive designation and received a chartered management designation from the Chartered Management Institute in the United Kingdom.

A gold medalist at the Canadian Police Olympics, Deputy Chief Carrique serves as the co-chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Organized Crime Committee, and he serves on the boards of directors at Seneca College and St. John Ambulance – York Region Branch.

He is the recipient of the Ontario Premier’s Award of Excellence for Fighting Crime, the Governor General’s Police Exemplary Service Medal and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2013, Deputy Chief Carrique was presented with the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces medal by the Governor General of Canada, and on September 11, 2015, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, he was granted admission in the grade of Member in the Order of St. John by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Prior of the Priory of Canada.


Superintendent Paul Johnston (Retired)

Ottawa Police Service

Paul Johnston (retired) started with the Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section with Ottawa Police Service back in 1993. After over seven years, Paul became the Staff Sergeant for four year. Paul was then the Duty Inspector for almost two years, then the Inspector Materiel Management for over two and a half years. Paul is currently the Inspector at District Investigations Central Division which he has held for over three years. Paul is also on the advisory council for Drug Free Canada and The National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC).


Chief Daniel Parkinson

Cornwall Police Service

Chief Parkinson started his career in policing in 1973 with the Mississauga Police Department and continued in policing with the Peel Regional Police until December 2003 at which time he commenced employment as Chief of Police with the Cornwall Community Police Service on January 2, 2004.

Chief Parkinson is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, England in Applied Criminology and Police Studies (2002).

He received the Medal of Bravery for his role in assisting with emergency measures undertaken by the Peel Regional Police during the Mississauga Train Derailment in 1979. He has been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal for 20, 30 and forty years of meritorious police service. Now in his 42nd year of policing, he has been the recipient of the Queens silver; golden jubilee, and Diamond Jubilee medals. In June of 2011 he was inducted into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces as an Officer. He was recently recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Cornwall.

Chief Parkinson served as a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Executive for a number of years as Secretary Treasurer, Vice President, 1st Vice President and finally as President of the Association of during 2009 – 2010. He is the former Chair of the OACP Crime Prevention Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police and served on an Expert Advisory Panel, representing policing in Ontario, on the Justice on Target project of the Attorney General for Ontario. Chief Parkinson has also served on the National Crime Prevention Centre’s National Joint Management Committee. In January 2007 he was appointed as a Commissioner with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and served in that capacity until the end of his third term in November 2015.

He is a member of a number of local Boards of Directors in the Cornwall area, including the Baldwin House (women’s shelter); Family Counseling Services of Cornwall; Cornwall Boys and Girls Club (Chair); Koala Place (Child and Youth Advocacy Centre); Cornwall Youth Advisory Committee; the Social Development Council of Cornwall; The Cornwall Community Hospital Board; St. Lawrence College Community Council and St. Lawrence College Centre of Excellence Advisory Committee.

Chief Daniel Parkinson
Chief of Police Cornwall Community Police Service
340 Pitt Street Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3P9
Phone: 613-933-5000 Ext. 2400
Fax: 613-932-9317