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New Detachment Commander announced for Grey-Bruce OPP

A new Detachment Commander has been announced for a local OPP force.

The Grey-Bruce OPP officially unveiled Inspector Paul Richardson as their new Detachment Commander in a release on August 31st. Inspector Richardson has been an OPP officer for 21 years, serving as Detachment Commander of the former Bruce Peninsula OPP prior to the amalgamation between Grey and Bruce counties.

Richardson has worked in many areas throughout his career, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from these roles which have included: Crime, Street Crime, Frontline Supervisor, Operations Manager, and Marine Operator. He also had time spent as the Operational Support Inspector at the OPP West Region Headquarters.

On top of assuming his role as Detachment Commander, Richardson continues to also serve provincially as a Critical Incident Commander, and Public Order Unit Commander for the OPP.

"Words cannot express how happy I am to be back in Grey Bruce County," Richardson said. "I look forward to again working with our many community partners, that day in and day out dedicate themselves to the public and communities they serve. Grey Bruce is a busy detachment area, and the officers that work here continue to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism. I am honoured to assume the role once again as Detachment Commander."

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