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Kawartha Lakes Police Service names their next police chief

DAN CEARNS The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES: The Kawartha Lakes Police Service (KLPS) has named their next police chief.

In a recent press release, the KLPS announced the police services board has selected Inspector Kirk Robertson to replace the retiring Mark Mitchell.

“Chief designate Robertson has been a member of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service for 22 years and has a total of 27 years of policing service. Kirk has a broad array of experience with the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, including uniform patrol, criminal investigations and the institutional investigation unit. Kirk was promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2019. Kirk was also born and raised in Lindsay, where he continues to reside with his wife, Kim, and their two children,” the press release stated.

Current Chief Mitchell had announced, in October of 2022, his intention to retire this year. Then a process was started to find the next Chief of Police. The process was facilitated by, the consultant company, Waterhouse Executive Search.

“The Police Services Board [is] excited to work together with Chief designate Robertson, continuing to build on the long-standing tradition of excellence in public safety service to our community,” the press release added.

Mr. Robertson is expected to take over the role on May 18th. A change of command ceremony is planned to be held sometime in August.

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