CPS Reigns in New Leadership with Change of Command Ceremony

Published by Stephanie MacRae

Published on 2018-11-20


Cornwall, ON - On Friday, November 16th, 2018, members of the Cornwall Police Service (CPS), alongside various neighbouring police services and community partners, were invited to attend the Change of Command and Change of Colours Ceremony at the Nav Centre in Cornwall.

A Change of Command Ceremony is a historical practice of transferring leadership from one commander to another. It marks as a significant historical moment for the CPS and was an important opportunity for its members and members of the community, to stand together and acknowledge the legacy, the many years of bravery and dedication that have led the service to where it is today. At the ceremony, Chief Danny Aikman and Deputy Chief Shawna Spowart were sworn into their new roles, and are pleased to be leading the police service into the future.

The ceremony also included a “Changing of Colours”, where a newly developed ceremonial flag was consecrated, featuring the recently re-designed CPS insignia. The new insignia is apart of a re-branding exercise that will take place over the next three years, and as such, members of the community can expect to see the new insignia more readily used across the CPS website, social media and publications.

Outgoing Chief, Daniel Parkinson, was celebrated for his 45-year policing career the night prior to the Change of Command & Change of Colours Ceremony. His retirement party, being a fundraising event, generated a remarkable $22,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall/SDG.

The change in leadership will mark an important transition for members of the CPS, as well as members of the community. Both Chief Aikman and Deputy Chief Spowart are eager to continue to work in unison with our community towards a safer Cornwall for all to enjoy.





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