Chief Daniel Parkinson's Retirement Party

Chief Parkinson started his career in policing in 1973 with the Mississauga Police Department and continued in policing with Peel Regional Police until December 2003, when he accepted the chief's position in Cornwall.

Chief Parkinson is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, England in Applied Criminology and Police Studies (2002).

He received the Medal of Bravery for his role in assisting with emergency measures undertaken by Peel Regional Police during the Mississauga Train Derailment in 1979. He has been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal for 20 and 30 years of meritorious police service. Now in his 45th year of policing, he has been the recipient of the Queen's silver, golden, and diamond jubilee medals. In June 2009, he was inducted into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

Chief Parkinson served as president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) from 2009 to 2010. He is the former chair of the OACP Crime Prevention Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Parkinson is also a member of the National Crime Prevention Centre's National Joint Management Committee. In January 2007, he was appointed to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and continues to serve with the agency as a commissioner.

He has been a member of a number of local boards of directors in the Cornwall area, including: Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall & SDG, Cornwall Community Hospital Board, Koala Place Youth Advocacy Centre, Baldwin House women's shelter; Family Counselling Services of Cornwall; Cornwall Youth Advisory Committee; the Social Development Council of Cornwall; St. Lawrence College Community Council and St. Lawrence College Centre of Excellence Advisory Committee. 

He has lectured to police and public audiences on leadership, police learning and the application of the science of crime prevention.

Chief Parkinson has continually demonstrated a keen interest in the safety, welfare and development of youth in the City of Cornwall. 

The CCPS would like to congratulate Chief Parkinson on a long and successful career. We hope you will join us in celebrating his 45 years of policing on November 15, 2018.
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