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EXECUTIVE OFFICE​

CHIEF OF POLICE - CHRIS HERRIDGE

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 officially took 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:

  • Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • 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 Honour and Awards Committee
  • 2018/2019 United Way Campaign Cabinet

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.

DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE - MARC ROSKAMP​

  • In charge of the Daily Operations of the Police Service
  • Ensures adequate and effective police services are delivered to the community
  • Oversight and co-ordination of recruiting, hiring, internal transfers and promotion
  • Oversight and assignment of all misconduct investigations and disciplinary action for the police service
  • Assists in preparation of the annual budget, policy and efficiency reviews
  • Oversight of Business Planning and Training Strategy for the police service
  • Preparation of annual reports on police activities and reporting to the Ministry

 

INSPECTOR OF POLICE, OPERATIONS - HANK ZEHR​

The Operational Inspector oversees:

  • Uniform Patrol Division
  • Criminal Investigations Unit
  • Street Crime Unit
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Forensic Identification Unit
  • Forensic Computer Analyst and Internet Child Exploitation
  • Crime Stoppers, Sex Offender Registry, ViClas, Domestic Violence

 

INSPECTOR OF POLICE, ADMINISTRATION - SCOTT BARNES​

The Administrative Inspector oversees:

  • Professional Standards
  • Community Engagement Unit
  • Traffic Unit
  • Media Relations
  • Court Services Bureau
  • Training
  • Human Resources
  • Canine Unit
  • Special Events
  • Property Management
  • Health and Safety
Inspector Barnes
519-631-1224 x4227​

CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATOR - LYNN COATES

 
  • Directly responsible to the Administration of the Police Service
  • Performs confidential secretarial and clerical duties for the Executive Office – Administration of the Police Service
  • Calculations of annual Police Services Board, Operating, Court and Building maintenance budgets for the Chief of Police
  • Preparation of capital budget requests for submission to City Council
  • Preparation of the Annual Report for the Police Service
  • Human Resources for the Police Service
  • Oversight for the daily operations of the Civilian Division
  • Performs confidential clerical duties as Secretary of the Police Services Board 

 

CivilianAdministrator
519-631-1224 x4167
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