Halton Police veteran named Deputy Chief of Police for Sarnia

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Published July 9, 2024 at 9:25 pm

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A longtime inspector with the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has been selected as the new Deputy Chief of Police for the Sarnia Police Service.

Inspector Ron Hansen joined the Halton police force in 1995 and over his 29 years gained experience in a broad range of operational roles including Criminal Investigations, Intelligence, Strategic Management and Frontline Operation at rank levels spanning from Constable to Inspector.

Hansen, who was appointed by the Sarnia Police Board (SPSB), will begin his duties with the Sarnia Police beginning August 8, 2024, 2024.

“I am honoured and excited to join the Sarnia Police Service as Deputy Chief,” said Hansen. “I look forward to working with the dedicated members of the Sarnia Police Service and the community to continue advancing our commitment to community safety, innovation, and excellence in policing.”

Hansen, who was chosen after an “extensive” search, was also a member of the O.P.P. led Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU), working on firearms and trafficking investigations.

The majority of his career was spent in Criminal Investigations and Intelligence, working complex organized crime and homicide cases.

The Sarnia Police Service Deputy Chief designate also served as vice-chair for the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario (CISO) Operating Body Executive for the past two years.

His most recent command position was as the Inspector of the Strategic Management Office at the HRPS.

“The Board was impressed with Inspector Hansen’s experience in criminal investigations and intelligence,” said SPSB Chair Paul Wiersma. “As Deputy Chief, Inspector Hansen will complement a high-performance leadership team to continue the modernization of our police service.”

Hansen received his training in Police Leadership from Dalhousie University.

He will be officially sworn in at a later date.

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