Commission renews Police Chief’s contract

The Lethbridge Police Commission has renewed the contract of Lethbridge Police Chief Robert A. Davis to January 2021.

“Chief Davis was hired to bring an outside perspective to the Service and was given a mandate of change,” said Peter Deys, Chair of the Lethbridge Police Commission. “The Commission fully supports the changes to the organization Chief Davis has made over the past three years and believes it is prudent to give him the time to continue with the changes that are in progress and those on the horizon.”

Davis was sworn in as Chief of the Lethbridge Police Service in  January 2015. His initial contract was for a period of four years, with an option for the Commission to extend it a further two years.

Chief Davis began his policing career in 1990 as an Auxiliary Constable with the Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Police in southern Ontario. In 1994, he joined the neighbouring Six Nations Police Service where he served from 1994-2011, starting as a constable and rising through the ranks to Inspector and Acting Deputy Chief. During that time, he also served on secondment to the RCMP in Ottawa from 2006-2009 and in Ontario’s far north with the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service in 2005-2006. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from McMaster University and is a recipient of the Gimborn Award from the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Police Association for his leadership in combating organized crime and aboriginal gangs. Prior to joining  LPS, he served as Chief of Police for the Dryden Police Service in Dryden, ON.

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Peter Deys
Chair, Lethbridge Police Commission