City Council and the Lethbridge Police Commission were notified today that Rob Davis has resigned as Lethbridge Police Chief to pursue a new position as the Chief of Police in Brantford, Ontario, Davis' home province.
Davis has been serving as Police Chief in Lethbridge since January 5th, 2015, and was hired by the nine-member Lethbridge Police Commission, which provides civilian oversight to the police service.
“I want to thank Chief Davis for his commitment and dedication to the safety of Lethbridge residents throughout the past four and a half years,” says Peter Deys, Commission Chair. “Chief Davis was hired to be a catalyst for change and he certainly demonstrated that throughout his service. The Commission is grateful for what he has accomplished. We are sorry to see him leave but recognize this is a unique opportunity for him and his family to return home.”
“Chief Davis was given the extremely important task of leading our police service and he rose to the challenge each and every day,” says Mayor Chris Spearman. “He was an innovative chief who responded to the needs of City Council and the community. Our new downtown Watch Program and the soon-to-be implemented Community Peace Officer Program are great examples of that. I want to thank him for his service.”
“I want to thank the Lethbridge Police Commission and the City of Lethbridge for giving me the opportunity to lead the service through some very significant changes that are going to have an impact on policing not only in the City but throughout Alberta,” says Davis. “I am excited to return to the area where I grew up and lead the Brantford Police Service as the City of Brantford faces new challenges.
Chief Davis’ last day on the job will be September 30, 2019. The Lethbridge Police Commission will begin the process to replace him, which will be announced at a later date.