News from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission
Posted January 23rd, 2017 on Niagara At Large
Niagara Falls, Ontario – Having provided 40-years of dedicated and distinguished policing and community service to both The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) and the residents of Niagara Region, Niagara Parks Police Chief, Carl Scott announced his retirement from the Niagara Parks Police Service, effective May 31, 2017.
“We would like to thank Chief Scott for his proven leadership, years of service and commitment to both the Commission and the Niagara Parks Police Service”, stated Niagara Parks Chair, Janice Thomson. “Chief Scott’s passion and commitment to the Niagara Parks Police Service and all that it represents will be missed. We wish Chief Scott and his family all the best.”
Chief Scott joined the Niagara Parks Police Service on June 17, 2013, following a 36-year career with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS).
Prior to his retirement from the NRPS in May of 2013, Chief Scott was a member of the NRPS’ Executive where he held the rank of Acting Deputy Chief of Operations, which included responsibility and oversight of District Patrol and Detective Services, and approximately 30 specialty support units within the NRPS Emergency and Investigative Support division. He was also a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and member of the OACP Emergency Preparedness Committee.
Active in his community, both professionally and in his private life, Chief Scott is a member of Lions International (Chippawa) where he has served as President, on the Board of Directors and as the local organization’s Diabetes, Sight and Hearing Committee Chair. Additionally, he is a strong United Way supporter.
Established in 1887, the Niagara Parks Police Service is one of this Province’s oldest police services. The NPPS derive their policing powers from Section 53 of The Police Services Act and by virtue of an agreement it has with the Regional Municipality of Niagara’s Police Services Board.
Today the NPPS is comprised of 25 full-time and 27 seasonal officers/staff, whose duty it is to patrol the over 1,300 hectares of parkland and 56-kilometres of scenic parkway The Niagara Parks Commission is responsible for. With its headquarters centrally located in Queen Victoria Park, within sight and sound of the thundering Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls, the NPPS supports community wellness by playing an important role in ensuring the safe and enjoyable stay of the millions of visitors Niagara Parks welcomes each year.
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