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Kawartha Lakes welcomes new OPP Detachment Commander

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June 9, 2015 - City of Kawartha Lakes officials are excited to join in welcoming new Kawartha Lakes Detachment Commander Inspector Cathy Bell. Chief Superintendent John Tod, Regional Commander of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced on Tuesday that Acting Inspector Cathy Bell has been promoted to the rank of Inspector and will become the new Detachment Commander of City of Kawartha Lakes OPP.

“I would like to thank outgoing Detachment Commander Rob Shaw for his work here in Kawartha Lakes and for his contributions to helping keep our community safe. On behalf of Council wish him all the best in the future,” said Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham.

Mayor Letham along with Ward 5 Councillor and Community Policy Advisory Committee Chair Stephen Strangway, took part in the selection process, culminating in Monday’s announcement.

“We very much appreciate being included and taking part in the selection process and would like to thank the OPP and Regional Command Staff for the opportunity,” said Mayor Letham.

Involved in policing for more than 25 years, Inspector Bell has worked in a number of communities including Sault Ste. Marie, Thessalon, Orillia, Southern Georgian Bay, Huronia West and Collingwood.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the choice for the City’s new Detachment Commander and we welcome Inspector Bell and her family to the Kawartha Lakes,” said Councillor Strangway.


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