NAPS police chief takes leave of absence
Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Chief of Police Claude Chum has taken an indefinite personal leave of absence as of Jan. 23.
Deputy Chief Robert Herman has been appointed as acting chief of police and Inspector Roland Morrison has been appointed as acting deputy chief until further notice.
A letter explaining the personal leave of absence, which was accepted and approved by the NAPS board of directors, was sent to all Nishnawbe Aski Nation chiefs and councils on Jan. 23.
Chum began his chief of police duties in January 2011 after a 21-year career in policing. He began his career as a constable with the Ontario Provincial Police’s First Nations Program in western Ontario in 1989 and the Anishinabek Police Service in 1996. He eventually worked his way up to sergeant, detachment commander, detective staff sergeant, director of operations for the Central Region and deputy chief of police with Anishinabek Police Service before joining NAPS.
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