Calgary firm selected to assist in the search for a new Chief of Police

The Lethbridge Regional Police Commission is pleased to announce Boyden Global Executive Search has been appointed to assist in the search for a new Chief of Police.

 Earlier this year Chief Tom McKenzie announced his retirement, prompting the Commission to begin the process to identify and hire his successor. A Request for Proposal (RFP) was subsequently issued and responses were received from a number of executive search firms. Following a comprehensive review of all the proposals Boyden Global Executive Search was selected and approved by the Commission.

 Boyden, which has offices in Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, has considerable recent experience assisting other Police Commissions in western Canada with the exhaustive process required to identify qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Police.

 “We’re looking forward to working with Boyden over the next few months,” said Sandy McKay, chair of the Lethbridge Regional Police Commission. “Boyden has set out a process that will assist the Commission as it considers all the elements that go into hiring and retaining the individual best-suited for the job.”

 McKenzie’s original contract was due to expire in July, but was previously extended to the end of October at the Commission’s request, so he would remain in place to complete the Service’s 2015-2018 budget and business plan.

 McKenzie was hired in 1976, rose through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police in January 2007. Upon his retirement, he will have 38 years of service.

 Under the Police Act, Police Commissions are responsible for appointing the Chief of Police.

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 Sandy McKay, Chair
Lethbridge Regional Police Commission