Chief Superintendent Daniel Redmond, former Regional Commander for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region, has been named Director of Campus Community Police Service, the university announced Monday.
Redmond will become Director-Elect on Oct. 11 and take over the top post on Jan. 1, 2017. Redmond follows John Carson, who served as Director since 2013 and will retire on Dec. 31.
“Dan has shown himself to be an exceptional leader, committed to safety and security and has proven abilities to develop strong relationships with his teams, his colleagues, and other agencies,” said Gitta Kulczycki, Western’s Vice-President (Resources & Operations). “We are delighted he has agreed to lead our Campus Community Police Service and know he will help us continue Western’s strong history of providing a safe and welcoming place to study, work and live.”
Previously, Redmond was the OPP’s Senior Officer in charge for the 2016 North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa, directing more than 2,000 officers and staff. His international experience includes acting as Senior Advisor to the Chief of a United Nations mission investigating terrorist activities in Beirut. As Chief Superintendent and Regional Commander, he supervised 1,200 uniform and civilian members, while overseeing a $110 million budget.
Campus Community Police Service has a staff of 28 and is involved in activities that include patrols, response, crime prevention, emergency management and fire safety. Campus police has a history of working with the London Police Service to provide a safe and secure environment on campus and in the community.
“Dan brings vast policing experience to this position and has much to offer Western campus police, as well as our community,” London Police Chief John Pare said. “There has been a long-standing partnership between the London Police Service and Western campus police that ensures the safety of students, staff and visitors on campus. We look forward to continuing the strong working relationship as he assumes his new role. We wish him all the best.”
Redmond earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts-Justice Studies degree from the University of Guelph and a Law and Security Enforcement Diploma from Seneca College. He holds the Ontario Police Exemplary Medal, the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Thirty-Year Exemplary Service Award.