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OPP ANNOUNCE NEW REGIONAL COMMANDER FOR NORTH WEST REGION

OPP ANNOUNCE NEW REGIONAL COMMANDER FOR NORTH WEST REGION

Chief Superintendent Bryan Mackillop is stepping into the role as Regional Commander

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~  April 20, 2021  (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police have announced a new leader for the North West Region as current Chief Superintendent Dave Lucas retires at the end of April. Chief Superintendent Bryan Mackillop is stepping into the role as Regional Commander and will oversee the operations of 9 detachments, with over 400 uniform officers and 500,000 square kilometres of terrain.

Out-going Chief Superintendent Dave Lucas has spent his whole career in the North West Region and will always remember the strong personal relationships policing has granted him over the past 30 years.

"I have worked with the best of the best and spent all of my OPP career in the North West Region, the greatest in the Province. I want to congratulate and welcome Chief Superintendent Bryan MacKillop back to the North West Region as your new Regional Commander."                    

Chief Superintendent Mackillop has been a member of the OPP since 1998. Starting his career in Marathon as a frontline officer, he quickly developed a name for himself as a skilled highway drug interdiction officer. His efforts were recognized internationally and he was seconded to teach the Drug Interdiction Course at the OPP Academy in Orillia. He also served in Marathon as the acting Detachment Commander, Kenora as the Operations Manager, Hawkesbury Detachment as the Inspector/Commander prior to assuming the Manager of Uniform Recruitment role and that of Executive Officer to the Commissioner. Promoted in 2017 to Superintendent/Director, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau,  he oversaw the delivery of complex criminal investigations and projects that spanned the province.

Chief Superintendent MacKillop plans to enhance public trust and confidence by serving and interacting with our communities with respect, compassion and fairness.

"I have spent the majority of my career serving the citizens of the North West Region having worked in both Marathon and Kenora. I am very excited to be back and in a role that allows me to collaborate with all of our communities, First Nations, stakeholders and members. I want to be engaged, to help address the unique issues that impact our area of the province. I will be there for our officers and those who rely on the OPP.  I am committed to being a strong advocate for our Region.

Chief Superintendent MacKillop takes over the role as Regional Commander effective 19 April 2021.

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