NAPS announces new chief of police
Former Treaty Three Police deputy chief of police Terry Armstrong is the new Nishnawbe Aski Police Service Chief of Police, effective Sept. 3.
“Terry has extensive experience in a wide variety of operational and administrative areas, including several years as a command officer, and has an in-depth knowledge of the issues and challenges facing First Nations policing in northern and remote communities,” said Frank McKay, chair of the NAPS Board of Directors, during the XXXII Keewaywin Conference in Kasabonika Lake First Nation. “I am confident that his expertise, leadership and dedication to First Nations policing will be a tremendous asset to NAPS and the communities we serve.”
Armstrong worked with the Ontario Provincial Police for most of his policing career after first serving for three years as a First Nation constable in Pikangikum.
He served for many years in the OPP’s Northwest Patrol as well as in secondments to First Nation policing, including as acting chief of the Lac Seul Police Service.
After retiring from the OPP in 2010, Armstrong served as deputy chief of police with Treaty Three Police.
NAPS Acting Chief Bob Herman will continue in his position until Armstrong assumes his new position following a brief orientation session in September.
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