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Police Services Board Announces Firm To Lead Recruitment For New Chief Of Police

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board has announced the firm chosen to lead the recruitment for a new Chief of Police.

Chief Mark Mitchell announced his impending retirement in October 2022.

Then Inspector Mitchell took over from Chief John Hagarty in 2018. It was the first time in approximately 60 years a new chief had been hired from within. Mitchell began his career in policing in Peel in 1988 and joined KLPS in 1990.  In 2009 he took a leave of absence to serve in Afghanistan with the RCMP International Peace Operations Branch helping to train Afghan soldiers. He is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamon Jubilee Medal, the Police Exemplary Service Medal and the South-West Asia Service Medal.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board has retained the services of Waterhouse Executive Search to lead the recruitment process for the next Chief of Police for the Kawartha Lakes Police Service.

“The Board is looking for a modern, community-oriented leader to replace Chief Mark Mitchell, who is retiring in 2024. Waterhouse Executive Search has over 20 years of recruitment experience and extensive knowledge in the field of policing in Ontario.  The Police Services Board is excited to be working with Waterhouse to recruit a new Chief of Police and continue to fulfil the Service’s vision of Leading our Community Towards a Safer Tomorrow.” said the board in a press release.


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