BIOGRAPHY: Chief Dale Cox assumed the position Chief of Police for the Lakeshore Regional Police Service on March 1st 2009 after a distinguished policing career spanning more than three decades with the RCMP. Chief Cox is responsible for overseeing the building of this new First Nation Police Service supplying all policing services for the five First Nations that make up the Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council.
Chief Cox’s policing career began when he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1979 and was posted to several locations across Saskatchewan. When serving in his home Province of Alberta, Chief Cox was placed in charge of the Peace River Sub-Division General Investigation Section responsible for the investigation of all major crime in North Western Alberta. Chief Cox postings in Saskatchewan and Alberta consisted of Provincial and Municipal postings as well as providing policing services to First Nation communities. He gained extensive operational and administrational experience through postings in various policing units, which include: General Duties, Traffic Enforcement, Drug Enforcement, General Investigation Section, Major Crimes, and District Management. His duties in undercover work also took him to the Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
Chief Cox was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and assumed duties as a member of the Western Alberta District management team as a District Advisory N.C.O. responsible for the oversight of nine Detachments where he remained until his retirement from the RCMP in 2009. Chief Cox has received the following honors and awards in his policing career: 20 year RCMP Long service Medal, 25 year RCMP Long service Medal Bronze Clasp, Alberta Centennial Medal, Certificate of Appreciation for Community Centered Policing, and Commanding Officer RCMP “K” Division Certificate of Appreciation.
BIOGRAPHY: Roger Chaffin joined the Calgary Police Service in 1986 and assumed the role of Chief Constable on October 19, 2015.
As a Senior Officer with the Service, he has held the positions of Duty Inspector as well as the Inspector in charge of the Chief Crowfoot Learning Center. Following his promotion to the rank of Superintendent, he was first assigned to the Office of the Chief in charge of areas such as Professional Standards, FOIP, Legal Services and Strategic Communications. In his second year, he was assigned to the Criminal Operations Division. In 2010, he was promoted to Deputy Chief in charge of the Bureau of Organizational Support, which consists of the Employee Services Division, Information and Technology Division, as well as the Infrastructure Services Division.
In addition to being a member of the Service’s Executive Committee, Chief Constable Chaffin is the provincial representative on the National Police Information System Advisory Board and is the senior police representative on the Governance Committee for the Alberta First Responders Radio Committee. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Police Knowledge Network, chairs the Civil Criminal Records Checks Provincial Committee, and co-chairs the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics Committee.
In 2015, Chief Constable Chaffin was appointed to the Order of Merit for Police Forces, one of the country’s most important honours. This achievement recognized the many years of service and leadership he has dedicated to the Calgary Police Service on behalf of the citizens of Calgary. He has also received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, Federal Exemplary Service Medal, Alberta Law Enforcement Long Service Medal, Calgary Police Service Distinguished Service Medal and Calgary Police Service Chief’s Award of Excellence.
BIOGRAPHY: Chief Rod Knecht was sworn in as the 22nd Chief of Police of the Edmonton Police Service on June 7, 2011. Chief Knechtwas previously the Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), ranked as the most senior uniformed police officer in the RCMP. In this role, Rod Knecht was responsible for the efficient and effective operation of all components of the RCMP,including managing a budget of $4.7 Billion and 31,000employees.
Prior to his appointment in Ottawa, Chief Knecht was responsible for the RCMP in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. As the Deputy Commissioner – North West Region and Commanding Officer “K” Division in Edmonton, Alberta, he was responsible for managing the operations of 108 detachments and the delivery of community policing throughout the North West Region.
Chief Knecht is a strong advocate for integrated policing. While stationed in Alberta, he was instrumental in supporting the development and inception of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT). Both inter-agency teams are comprised of police services from across Alberta, including the Edmonton Police Service and the RCMP. Over the course of his 34-year policing career, Chief Knecht has spent the vast majority of time working in an operational capacity. He has significant expertise in serious crimes, drug enforcement, undercover investigations, uniform duties, and intelligence gathering.
While Rod Knecht has been relocated 15 times to communities throughout Canada, he considers Edmonton to be his home. He looks forward to settling down in the city where he and his family have grown strong roots.