About the Chief

Chief Chris Herridge started his career as a cadet with the St. Thomas Police on February 26th, 1989.

After nearly a decade of dedicated service on general patrol, in the traffic unit and in the training branch, Chris began to climb the ranks.

Chris was promoted to Sergeant (1998), then Staff Sergeant (1999). During this time, he supervised several departmental units including general patrol, criminal investigations and support services.

In June of 2013, his career advanced again taking a turn to the administrative side of policing with a promotion to Inspector followed by Staff Inspector in 2017.

Chris Herridge was appointed Acting Chief of Police June 1st, 2017 and will officially take over as Chief of the St. Thomas Police Service on January 1st, 2018.

Chief Herridge is committed to lifelong learning and over the years has received a Diploma in Police Sciences, Certificate in Human Resources Management and a Degree in Bachelor of Policing. He is also a graduate of the Rotman Police Executive Leadership Program, University of Toronto. Chief Herridge is also a recipient of the Police Exemplary Medal.

Volunteering in the community and to the profession of policing has always been a priority for Chief Herridge. He has served on a number of committees including

• Fanshawe College Police Advisory Committee
• OACP Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Committee
• Ontario Police College Promotional Exam Committee
• Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
• Board of Directors for the Central Community Health Centre
• St. Thomas Honours and Awards Committee

Chief Herridge and his wife Kim have lived in St. Thomas since 1989 and are the proud parents of two daughters, Courtney and Kailee. In his spare time, the Chief enjoys spending time with his family, fitness, playing hockey and being outdoors.

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