Friday, May 20, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service


Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, May 20, 2016

Executive Leadership Announcement
It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Superintendent Gord Perrier as Deputy Chief. He will take on the responsibility of Deputy Chief of Operations.


Deputy Chief Perrier was promoted to the rank of Superintendent in October 2013, overseeing the Human Resources Support branch of the Service.  In this role, Deputy Chief Perrier was responsible for the Service's Human Resources Division, Training Division as well as the Behavioural Health Services Unit

Deputy Chief Perrier began his career with the Winnipeg Police Service as a Special Constable in 1992 serving in the Forensic Services Unit. In 1994, he transitioned to uniform operations as a Police Constable.

Deputy Chief Perrier worked most extensively as an investigator in a variety of units within the Criminal Investigations Bureau including Major Crimes, Organized Crime, Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC), Commercial Crime, Special Projects and the Professional Standards Unit. 

As an investigator Deputy Chief Perrier was a court recognized expert in money laundering and the illegal packaging of currency. He was the founding director of the Winnipeg's Child Advocacy Centre, a non-profit corporation that works with a number of government agencies to gather evidence in support of child maltreatment prosecutions.     

As a senior officer, Deputy Chief Perrier has provided leadership for both the Operational and Strategic Support branches, the Duty Office and two of the Criminal Investigation Bureaus including the Major Crime Division and Specialized Investigations Division. Deputy Chief Perrier was also the project leader for the review of homicide operations and major case management planning.

Deputy Chief Perrier holds a Master's Degree in Leadership and Management from Charles Sturt University and is a graduate of the Canadian Police College, Executive Development in Policing Program. He is a recipient of the Province of Manitoba Law Enforcement Medal of Excellence, the Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and is an active member of the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Congratulations Deputy Chief Perrier and I look forward to working with you as part of the new Executive Management Team.

Devon Clunis
Chief of Police



For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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