Lethbridge Police announce new Deputy Chief of Police

The Lethbridge Police Service is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Woods to Deputy Chief of Police.

Deputy Chief Woods has 20 years of exemplary service. He joined the Police Service in 1997 after completing the Criminal Justice program at Mount Royal University. Over the years he rose through the ranks and prior to his promotion served as the Staff Sergeant in charge of the Criminal Investigation Section. He’s also served in patrols, as a K9 officer with Police Service Dog Abba – the first and only female canine the service has ever had – and in the Domestic Crimes Unit and Violent Crimes Unit.

“Since I arrived I have found Scott to be incredibly unselfish, reliable, trustworthy, honest and open to new ideas,” said Chief Rob Davis. “He has demonstrated his ability to mentor subordinates, responsibly manage resources and I am confident he will serve the citizens of Lethbridge well now and in the years to come.”

Woods’ promotion to Deputy Chief is effective today. As Deputy he will assist the Chief of Police in the day-to-day operations of the Service. He will also oversee the Professional Standards Unit, Policy and Accreditation Unit, IT Section, the Business Management Section and Victim/Witness Services.

“I know that Deputy Chief Woods will be a tremendous support to Chief Davis in guiding and preparing our officers and civilian staff to meet the policing challenges that lay ahead,” said Lee Cutforth, Chair of the Lethbridge Police Commission. “I have every confidence in their leadership of the Service.”

 

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Chief Davis and Deputy Chief Woods will be available for media interviews today at 11:15 a.m. at the police station. This will be the only opportunity for on-camera interviews.