Former Police Chief May Have Left Niagara, But Hard Feelings Over How He Left – And How Much It Cost Taxpayers – Live On

And Ontario Police Association Sure Sounds Like They Are Happy To Have Him As Their New Director

A Brief Commentary from Doug Draper

Posted June 1st,  2018 on Niagara At Large

Former Niagara Regional Police Chief Jeff McGuire

You may remember the stories that surfaced in Niagara’s mainstream media earlier this year about former Niagara Regional Police Chief Jeff McGuire and how Niagara’s Police Services Board made a decision to pay him off with more than $900,000 of our tax dollars in salary and benefits to leave more than two years before his contract serve ran out.

While we the people and members of the taxpaying public have never been given what might pass as a complete and satisfactory answer as to why the police board, which includes Niagara Falls regional councillor Bob Gale as its chair, and two other others from the Region’s council, its chair Al Caslin and Port Colborne’s gift to the rest of us, David Barrick, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police sure sounds thrilled to have him.

Earlier this spring, the Association hired him as its new executive director, and more recently, an Association official circulated a glowing tweet about McGuire – shown below and re-circulated by a Niagara citizen with a most appropriate caption, tapped out in red below the tweet and a photo of the former chief.

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