Former Detachment Commander for the Treaty Three Police Service in Kenora, Terry McCaffrey, has been sworn into his duties as the new Chief of Police for the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service.

The Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service and the Wikwemikong Unceded Territory Council say that McCaffrey is a policing veteran, after serving for more than 22 years across Canada.

“I am absolutely humbled and excited to be chosen as the next Chief of Police for the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service,” said McCaffrey. “I look forward to working with the officers, community and commission to ensure the WTPS embodies a culturally sensitive police service that provides the highest level of public safety and security within our territory.”

His policing career began in 1996, where he was trained at the RCMP Training Academy. He has also worked for the Dakota Ojibway Police Service, Blood Tribe Police Service, the Tsuu T’ina Nation Police Service in his lengthy career. McCaffrey has worked as a front-line officer, a detective constable and a hostage and crisis negotiator integrated with the OPP Regional team for over 10 years.

He has had a variety of training, including being certified as a training officer, block and firearms training, and has served as a detective sergeant in charge of crime, drugs, guns and gangs. He has also overseen numerous federal and provincial funding processes.

McCaffrey left the Treaty Three Police Service in July, after serving the region for over a decade. He was in charge of 30 officers, 4 civilian staff, 8 communities, professional standards along with the crime unit and drug unit operations.

McCaffrey was also the detachment’s Information Technology Division Supervisor, was responsible for the records management system, uniform crime reporting and freedom of information management. He also has experience with many local, regional and provincial boards in addressing human trafficking, harm reduction and revising the provincial use of force model.

McCaffrey made the move to the Wikwemikong area with his wife and three children. The Wikwemikong territory is located south of Sudbury.

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For more information:
Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service

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